Delaware County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Delaware County, Iowa



Lyman Elledge

Lyman Elledge

Lyman Samuel Elledge
65 YOA
Colesburg, IA
Delaware County
September 28, 1951

Lyman Elledge, 65, was found bludgeoned to death on the front lawn of the Barney Wiskus home in Colesburg, Iowa, at about 7 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 1951. Delaware County Coroner Dr. Paul G. Meyer said autopsy results showed Elledge died from a skull fracture wound to the back of his head.


Carl Anthony Brunen
81 YOA
Case # 72-00427
Ryan, Iowa
Delaware County
November 8, 1972

On November 8, 1972, Carl Anthony “Charlie” Brunen was found dead at his farm outside his rural residence. Brunen suffered a skull fracture and broken ribs. His house had been ransacked, and his billfold and an older model shotgun were missing.


Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Hit-and-Run Homicide
Matthew Adam Carter
21 YOA
Jones-Delaware Rd.
Hopkinton, Iowa
Delaware County
July 9, 2006

Matthew Adam Carter, 21, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 9, 2006, while walking home from a camping outing with friends and family members near Monticello, Iowa.


Brian Burns

Brian Burns

Missing Person
Brian M. Burns
Age at Report: 55
Weight: 240 lbs.
Heigh: 6’00”
Eyes: Green
Incident Type: Disability — physical/mental
Missing from: 1381 180th St.
Manchester, IA
Delaware County
Missing Since: December 19, 2013

Brian “Farmer” Burns, 55, was reported missing to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office in Manchester, Iowa, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, and the sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating him. Authorities said Burns was last seen at his 1381 180th St. residence in Delaware County on Thursday, December 19, 2013.


One Response to Delaware County

  1. Penelope Lillie says:

    Crime stoppers should be offering a flyer for these missing loved ones bring more awareness to the facts in all 3 cases

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