Fayette County

Fayette County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Fayette County, Iowa

*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Fayette County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.

 

Ashley Downing

Ashley Downing

Homicide
Ashley Downing
77 YOA
Westgate, IA
Fayette County
January 4, 1933

Ashley Downing, a 77-year-old Iowa farmer, was killed by a shotgun blast to the head in his rural Westgate home in Fayette County, Iowa, on January 4, 1933, in what officials called a robbery/homicide.

 

Nels Louvring

Nels Louvring

Homicide
Nels Pedersen Louvring
51 YOA
315 Water Street
Fayette, IA
Fayette County
July 29, 1933

Sometime between 11 and 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 1933, Nels Pedersen Louvring, 51, was shot at his Fayette, Iowa home shortly after arriving home from work. Louvring, owner of Dixie Oil Co. (aka Nels Louvring Filling Station), left the filling station at approximately 11 p.m. He parked his car in the family’s 315 Water Street garage, and was shot just as he was leaving the garage.

 

Layne Schneider

Layne Schneider

Undetermined
Layne Edward Schneider
22 YOA
Echo Road and 180th Street
Elgin, Iowa
Fayette County
January 22, 2013

Layne Edward Schneider, 22, of Elgin, Iowa, was found burning in another individual’s pickup about one and one-half miles from his home early morning Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Layne’s family believes he was murdered.

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