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Alta Marie Braun
Alley off Cedar Street
Le Mars, IA
August 20, 1917
Alta Marie Braun, 12, was raped and strangled while on the way home from riding a carnival merry-go-round in Le Mars on August 20, 1917.
2701 Cottage Ave.
Resides in Sioux City, IA (Woodbury County)
Body Found in Plymouth County
Estimated Date of Death: August 31, 1954
Eight-year-old Jimmy Bremmers disappeared on August 31, 1954, after visiting friends on the block where he lived on Sioux City’s west side. His body was found by Plymouth County workers almost one month later on Sept. 29. Ernest Triplett — an itinerant music salesman for Flood Music in Sioux City — was arrested, charged and convicted in Jimmy’s death, but the conviction was overturned in 1972.