Humboldt County in Iowa

Humboldt County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Humboldt County, Iowa


Douglas Alan Nielsen
17 YOA
1409 Elmhurst Ave.
Humboldt, IA
Humboldt County
Case # 74-00512
October 18, 1974

In the early morning hours on Friday, October 18, 1974, Douglas A. Nielsen was shot and killed during a house party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Garrison in Humboldt, Iowa. Nielsen, 17, was shot in the kidney area of the lower back with a .22-caliber firearm. His body was found at approximately 1 a.m. in the Garrison’s basement game room, where investigators said they also seized several other weapons.


Pamela C. Shadle
48 YOA
201 4th St. S.
Dakota City, IA
Jurisdiction: Humboldt County
January 14, 2009

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office found Pamela Shadle, 48, dead in her Dakota City, Iowa home on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 after receiving a call from Shadle’s roommate, Patrick McPherren. Shadle died from a single gunshot wound.

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