Henry County in Iowa

Henry County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Henry County, Iowa


Missing Person/Declared Dead
Harold Orville Doerring
Age at Report: 66
DOB: March 14, 1930
Weight: 200 lbs.
Height: 5’11″
Race: White
Hair: Brown/gray balding
Eyes: Blue
Incident Type: Disability – physical / mental
RootsWeb ID: I037422
Reported Missing in Decorah, IA, Winneshiek County
Death Listed in Henry County, south of Mount Pleasant
Missing Since: February 16, 1997

Sixty-six-year-old Harold Doerring was reported missing to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office in Decorah, Iowa, on February 16, 1997. Authorities found Harold Doerring’s truck abandoned on Highway 218 south of Mount Pleasant in Henry County on February 23, 1997. When they tried to contact him about the vehicle but could not find him, they discovered no one had seen Doerring since February 16 in Cedar Falls.

Jackie Douthart

Jackie Douthart

Jackie Douthart
24 YOA
Old Highway 34
Mount Pleasant, IA
Henry County
May 22, 2011

Jackie Douthart, 24, went missing on May 22, 2011 from Mount Pleasant. She was last seen by Benjamin Biggs, who was termed “a person of interest” in her disappearance. Biggs killed himself about a month later following a high-speed chase and standoff with police in Quincy, Illinois. Jackie’s skeletal remains were found in March 2012 near the border between Henry and Jefferson counties.

Brandy Shepherd

Suspicious Death
Brandy Shepherd-Margita
29 YOA
Near 1200 block of Iowa Hwy 78
Henry County Farm Field
Wayland, IA
Went Missing: August 2, 2019
Body Found: August 9, 2019

Brandy Mae Shepherd-Margita, 29, of Anamosa, Iowa, was found dead in a Henry County farm field west of Wayland near Highway 78 on Friday, August 9, 2019. The mother of four young children had been missing since August 2.

3 Responses to Henry County

  1. Olivia Oard says:

    I would love to get my uncle and my grandfathers cold case reopened. Gary and Mike Anderson. They were murdered in mount pleasant Iowa and the men still walk free today due to lack of evidence due to it happening in the 80s

  2. hawkeyejt says:

    Mike & Gary Anderson were murdered north of Mt. Pleasant. Two were tried but acquitted.

  3. Linda kinnison says:

    How do you get a cold case opened, if one of the murders got off with a jury, one can be trialed, one turned state evidence and served I think 20 years..it is about the 2 brothers that were shot and killed in their home in Oct. of 1982 …Mt. Pleasant Iowa..Linda K. Kinnison one of the brothers was my daughters dad

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