Cold Cases in Jasper County, Iowa
*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Jasper 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.
James M. Bailey, Jr.
Case # 75-00503
August 14, 1975
On Thursday, August 14, 1975, 32-year-old James M. “Beetle” Bailey, Jr., of Mentor, Ohio, was shot at the I-80 Colfax ramp in Jasper County, Iowa, while motorcycling west with two friends, 27-year-old Paul Philemon and 31-year-old Richard Vesey. They were members of the Cleveland Chapter of the Hell’s Angels and on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota.
Steven Fisher and his girlfriend, Melisa Gregory, were found beaten to death at the Copper Dollar Ranch northwest of Newton, Iowa, in Jasper County on March 3, 1983.