Ida County in Iowa

Ida County in Iowa

Cold Cases in
Ida County, Iowa

*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Ida 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.

 

Connie Ruddy

Connie Ruddy

Homicide:
Connie Ruddy
21 YOA
Ida Grove, Iowa
Ida County
February 10, 1997

Connie Ruddy, a 21-year-old mother of two, vanished from her Ida Grove, Iowa home without a trace on February 10, 1997. Ruddy’s two-year-old and two-month-old children were found alone in the residence, unharmed. On August 31, 1999, more than two years after her disappearance, a man looking for fossils near Ida Grove found a human jawbone in the Boyer River in Crawford County near Dow City. Nothing else was found. Dental records confirmed it was Ruddy’s jawbone, and the former missing persons case was reclassified as a homicide.

 

washta-access-map-165pxHomicide:
Dung Kim Truong
37 YOA
Case # 97-12883
Washta, Iowa
Cherokee and Ida Counties
Went Missing: September 22, 1997
Body Found: November 27, 1997

On November 27, 1997, a decomposed body was found at the Washta Access south of Washta, Iowa. The victim was identified as Dung Kim Truong, who had been reported missing on September 22, 1997. He was last seen leaving the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, around 6:30 p.m. with an unknown Asian male.

 

2 Responses to Ida County

  1. daniel P says:

    i hope the remains found in dow city are that of connie ruddy who was a childhood friend of mine, so she can final be laid to rest

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Daniel: Crawford County Sheriff Steinkuehler has ruled out the connection to Connie Ruddy because a jaw bone was one of those found in Dow City. (And of course Connie’s jaw bone has already been recovered.) Hopefully the IA DCI and State ME’s office will have some answers soon. They’d said it might take 3-4 weeks to get the results.

      Thanks for writing!

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