Harrison County in Iowa

Harrison County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Harrison County, IA



Allen Shoemaker

Allen F. Shoemaker
Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Police
36 YOA
Missouri Valley, IA
Harrison County
May 17, 1925

Allen F. Shoemaker — a Special Officer with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police — was shot and killed on Sunday, May 17, 1925, while conducting a railroad check in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Barbara Lenz

Barbara Lenz

Missing Person
Barbara Lealyn Lenz
Missing From: Logan/Woodbine, IA
Harrison County
Case # 89-03215
Age at Report: 31 YOA
DOB: August 30, 1957
Weight: 130 lbs.
Height: 5′ 07″
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 6, 1989

Barbara Lenz was last seen by her boyfriend who dropped her off at her apartment on May 6, 1989. Barbara said she was going to visit an old boyfriend in Omaha that afternoon, but never arrived. On May 17, 1989, the victim’s family called the Woodbine Police Department and reported they had not had contact with her since May 3, 1989.

John Lee Erickson
48 YOA
Killed near Mondamin, IA
Harrison County
Body dumped near Onawa, IA
Monona County
April 30, 1997

On Wednesday, April 30, 1997, Vietnam veteran John Lee Erickson, 48, of Council Bluffs was shot in the head near Mondamin, Iowa, in Harrison County. His killer or killers then dumped his body in a ditch off I-29 south of Onawa in Monona County.

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