Mahaska County in Iowa

Mahaska County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Mahaska County, Iowa

 

 

 

Edward Schmidt

Edward A. Schmidt

Homicide
Edward A. Schmidt
85 YOA
Oskaloosa, IA
Mahaska County
January 13, 1972

Edward A. Schmidt, a reclusive and eccentric 85-year-old bachelor, was found beaten and stabbed to death in his basement law office in Oskaloosa on Thursday, January 13, 1972.

 

 

Homicide
Lloyd John Patrick
85 YOA
Rural Route, IA
Mahaska County
Case # 82-05758
October 27, 1982

On October 27, 1982, Lloyd John Patrick’s body was found in his house after a fire consumed it. The autopsy revealed Patrick died from gunshot wounds and not injuries sustained during the fire.

 

Suspected Homicide
Denease Monson Latham
24 YOA
Creek bed beneath bridge
Half mile north of Rose Hill, Iowa
Mahaska County
October 5, 1986

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986 — just 15 days before her 25th birthday — Denease (Monson) Latham of What Cheer, Iowa, suffered blunt force trauma injuries to her head before allegedly drowning in two inches of water beneath a bridge about a half mile north of Rose Hill in Mahaska County.

 

Mary Ann Green

Mary Ann Green

Homicide
Mary Ann Green
59 YOA
Spring Creek Mobile Park
Highway 23 South
Oskaloosa, IA
Mahaska County (Jurisdiction)
September 27, 1987

On September 27, 1987, Mary Ann Green was found stabbed to death in her Oskaloosa, Iowa, mobile home, located in the Spring Creek Mobile Park on Highway 23 South in Mahaska County. Mary Ann’s murder fell under the jurisdiction of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, whose solid investigative skills quickly led to the arrest of Green’s stepson, Richard Lee Green, and his acquaintance, David Kelly Yant.

 

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