Muscatine County

Muscatine County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Muscatine County, Iowa

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

 

Fallen Officer

Homicide
Police Officer Jacob Neibert
55 YOA
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
June 13, 1896

Officer Jacob Neibert was shot and killed on Saturday, June 13, 1896, after arresting two hobos for vagrancy. The two men overpowered and shot him. Neibert was able to give other officers a description of the two men before succumbing to his wounds.

 

Homicide
Felicitas Terrill
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 86-01868
April 14, 1986

On the morning of April 14, 1986, the body of Felicitas Terrill was found in her home with four gunshot wounds to the head in what appeared to be a burglary.

 

Craig Petersen

Craig Petersen

Undetermined
Craig Allen Petersen
20 YOA
Mississippi River
Montpelier, Iowa
Muscatine County
September 28, 1986

Craig Allen Petersen, 20, of Blue Grass, Iowa, died Sept. 28, 1986 — just over one day after a female teen died in the company of Petersen’s best friend, Jeffery Curtis Daily, 20, also of Blue Grass. Petersen’s body was recovered from the Mississippi River on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1986.

 

Amber Marie Hayes

Amber Marie Hayes

Homicide:
Amber Marie Hayes
7-1/2 months old
Case # 88-02703
603 Clay St.
Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine County and Louisa County
June 9, 1988

Amber Marie Hayes, 7-1/2 months old, was reported missing by her mother, Mary Hayes, at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 1988. Four days later, two boys riding all-terrain vehicles discovered the infant’s body, a pink diaper bag and blanket in a remote area near Lake Odessa in Louisa County.

 

Robert Kellar

Robert Kellar

Missing Person:
Robert Lee Kellar
Age at Report: 20
Missing From: Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Missing Since: February 12, 1990

Robert Kellar was last seen in February 1990 in Muscatine, IA, when he left on a cross-country trip. His family assumed he would be back, but they never saw him again.

 

 

Homicide
Eugenio P. Garcia
(Eugenio Prieto-Garcia)
36 YOA
7 miles NW of Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992

On June 21, 1992, 36-year-old Eugenio Garcia’s body was found near the Dougherty Bridge 7 miles NW of Muscatine. Although cousins Vincente and Pedro Morales were arrested for kidnapping and strangling Garcia, they were ultimately released.

 

Corey Wieneke

Corey Wieneke

Homicide
Corey Lee Wieneke
22 YOA
Route 1
West Liberty, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 92-08083
October 13, 1992

Corey Wieneke, 22, was found bludgeoned to death in his rural West Liberty home on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1992. Wieneke’s fiancée, Jody Hotz, also of West Liberty, last saw him alive around 8:15 a.m. that morning and discovered his beaten body in his bedroom at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

 

Scott Tompkins

Scott Tompkins

Homicide
Scott M. Tompkins
23 YOA
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 95-13656
November 29, 1995

Scott M. Tompkins was shot by an assailant(s) while stopped to fix his windshield wipers. The victim was able to make it for medical treatment and later died. Prior to his death he was able to make a statement to police about the incident.

 

Isidro Gomez Jr.

Isidro Gomez Jr.

Homicide:
Isidro Gomez, Jr.
27 YOA
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 08-018648
December 17, 2007

Isidro Gomez, Jr., of Muscatine, Iowa, was reported missing to the Muscatine Police Department on December 17, 2007, by Jessica Ridinger of Muscatine, Gomez’s girlfriend of eight years. His partially decomposed body was discovered May 6, 2008, in the woods off Funk’s Hill Road about five miles west of Muscatine by people hunting for mushrooms on the heavily wooded hill.

 

Charles Netherland

Charles Netherland

Suicide or Murder?
Charles William “Binx” Netherland
25 YOA
801 Mulberry Ave.
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
August 18, 2012

Charles William “Binx” Netherland, 25, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head at 801 Mulberry Ave. in Muscatine, Iowa, on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

 

4 Responses to Muscatine County

  1. Travis Hayes says:

    Amber is my cousin and would love for her case to be solved

  2. Misty Dawn says:

    Isidro Gomez JR was my cousins boyfriend for 8 years. They have a beautiful baby boy together. I hope they find d the basterd who did this

  3. Charles Binx Netherland was murdered!!! The people who were there & have not spoke up about who did it. Please if u r one of those people go to the police Charles deserves justice! Even if u have to do it anonymously please just tell the truth already!!!!

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