Iowa County in Iowa

Iowa County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Iowa County

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

 

Homicide
Frank Searaway
43 YOA
Rural Millersburg
Iowa County
May 7, 1911

Frank Searaway, 43, disappeared from his rural Millersburg, Iowa, home on or around Sunday, May 7, 1911. On July 9, neighbors found Searaway buried in his stable with three bullet holes in his head and his skull crushed in. The sheriff and coroner believed Searaway was most likely killed after a robbery.

 

Karen Streed

Karen Streed

Homicide
Karen Theresa Streed
21 YOA
Amana, IA (Iowa County)
Case # 71-00703
October 24, 1971

On October 24, 1971, Karen Theresa Streed was found dead in a canal located between West Amana and South Amana on Highway 220.

 

 

Rose Burkert

Rose Burkert

Roger Atkison

Roger Atkison

Double Homicide
Rose Z. Burkert, 22
Roger E. Atkison, 32
Case # 80-06274
Amana Holiday Inn
Williamsburg, Iowa
Iowa County
September 12, 1980

Rose Burkert, 22, and Roger Atkison, 32, both of St. Joseph, Missouri, were brutally slain in a motel room at the Amana Holiday Inn in Williamsburg, Iowa in Iowa County on Friday, Sept. 12, 1980. A motel housekeeper discovered the bodies about 1 p.m. on Saturday when the occupants missed the noon checkout deadline.

 

Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Missing Person
William Francis Rogers
Age At Report: 46
Missing From: North English, IA (Iowa and Keokuk Counties)
Missing Since: February 25, 2001

William Rogers was last seen at his residence in North English, Iowa, during the evening hours of February 25, 2001. His home burned down during the night and he has not been seen since. He is also listed as missing with the Texas Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse.

 

Steven Babka

Steven Babka

Missing Person
Steven M. Babka
Age at Report: 58
Weight: 240 lbs.
Height: 5’09”
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Incident Type: Other adult missing
Missing From: Marengo, Iowa County
Reported Missing: June 6, 2012
Last Seen Alive: May 25, 2012

Steven Babka, a 58-year-old homeless man who lived in a tent near the Iowa River on the outskirts of Marengo, Iowa, has not been seen since May 25, 2012. He was reported missing to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office in Marengo on June 6, 2012. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm and a tattoo on his head. Mr. Babka has a scar near his right eye and a scar on his right forearm.

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