Scott County in Iowa

Scott County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Scott County, Iowa

*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Scott 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
Charles Englehart
70 YOA
700 block of Main Street
Davenport, IA
Scott County
September 22, 1935

Charles Englehart was struck twice in the head with a blunt object by an unknown assailant on Sunday evening, September 22, 1935, as the 70-year-old tried to exit his parked vehicle in a Davenport alley.

 

Homicide
Margaret Treese
“The Tattooed Lady”
34 YOA
Credit Island
Davenport, IA
Scott County
September 30, 1947

On Tuesday morning, September 30, 1947, two men on their way to work at Credit Island Park in southwest Davenport discovered the body of 34-year-old Margaret Treese. She lay in tall grass 30 feet off the entrance road to the park and had been beaten, stabbed 19 times, and run over repeatedly with a car.

 

Lucille Bacher

Lucile Bacher

Homicide
Lucile Bacher
43 YOA
Lincoln Avenue Pharmacy
Davenport, IA
Scott County
November 29, 1955

On Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 1955, Lucile Bacher (aka Lucille Bacher), 43, was killed in the prescription room of the Lincoln Avenue Pharmacy she and her 58-year-old pharmacist husband, Henry Charles Bacher, operated in Davenport, Iowa.

 

Clarence Case

Clarence “Ray” Case

Homicide
Clarence Raymond “Ray” Case
62 YOA
Ray and Edith’s Travel Inn
1646 W. Locust Avenue
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case # 1961-00273
February 16, 1961

Clarence “Ray” Case was found bludgeoned to death inside Ray and Edith’s Travel Inn at 1646 W. Locust Avenue in Davenport on February 16, 1961.

 

Homicide
Massie Pittman
36 YOA
621 N. Harrison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
February 17, 1969

Mrs. Massie Pittman, a Davenport tavern owner, was found slain in her Davenport home at 621 N. Harrison on February 17, 1969. Pittman was found in her bed with puncture wounds to her face, stomach and neck.

 

Judith Haecker

Judith Haecker

Homicide
Judith Haecker
18 YOA
202 East 15th St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case No: 1971-10031
March 6, 1971

Judith Anne Haecker, an 18-year-old Palmer College student, was found dead in her Davenport, Iowa, home on Sunday, March 7, 1971. Scott County Medical Examiner Dr. Rollin Perkins determined the teen had been hit in the head with a blunt object and then strangled with enough force to break a small bone in her throat.

 

don-jeys-gravestone-165px

Don Jeys Sr.’s gravestone

Homicide
Don Jeys
64 YOA
700 block of West 5th Street
Davenport, IA
Scott County
February 18, 1972

Late on Friday, February 18, 1972, someone entered Don Jeys’ West Fifth Street Davenport apartment and shot him in the head at close range with a .32 or .38 caliber handgun.

 

Homicide
Maria Ybanez
16 YOA
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Went Missing from Davenport: June 13, 1973
Remains Found in New Liberty: Nov. 5, 1977
Remains Identified: Jan. 24, 1979
Est. Date of Death: June 13, 1973

Sixteen-year-old Maria Ybanez went missing from Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday, June 13, 1973. More than four years later, two pheasant hunters in New Liberty found her skeletal remains partly buried in a shallow grave, although the remains wouldn’t be matched to the missing girl until Jan. 24, 1979.

 

Homicide
Alexander Torres Sauceda
23 YOA
Duck Creek Plaza parking lot
852 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA
Scott County
October 11, 1973

Early morning on Oct. 12, 1973, police found the body of 23-year-old Alexander Torres Sauceda slumped in the front seat of his car in the Duck Creek Plaza parking lot in Bettendorf. He had been shot in the head. There were four spent .22 caliber cartridges next to his body.

 

Homicide
John Gail Rude
51 YOA
2500 block of Madison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
December 11, 1974

On Saturday, December 14, 1974, Dorothy Rude returned to her Davenport home from an out-of-town trip and discovered her husband, John Gail Rude, dead in the basement. Rude had been shot with a small caliber weapon.

 

Homicide
Frankie Lee Capps
24 YOA
Scott County, IA
March 13, 1978

Frankie Lee Capps, 24, a co-owner of Capps Bros. Hawkeye Gas Station in Davenport, was shot to death in his Davenport home Monday, March 13, 1978, while his wife was out of town with family.

 

Homicide
Clara Schiele
90 YOA
1423 Main Street
Davenport, IA
Scott County
August 3, 1978

At 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 1978, 90-year-old Clara E. Schiele was mugged and pushed down while climbing the front steps to her Davenport home. She struck her head on the concrete steps and later died of a skull fracture and internal injuries.

 

Martha Kistenmacher

Martha Kistenmacher

Homicide
Martha Kistenmacher
74 YOA
1308-1/2 Main Street
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Assaulted: November 4, 1978
Died: November 16, 1978

Martha Kistenmacher, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1978, nearly two weeks after being mugged outside her Davenport home on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1978.

 

Roger Warren

Roger Warren

Homicide
Roger Warren
12 YOA
Mississippi River near Crescent Bridge
Davenport, IA
Scott County
August 19, 1979

Twelve-year-old Roger Warren’s body was found in the Mississippi River near the Crescent Bridge in Davenport. He had been strangled.

 

Double Homicide
Cody James
, 30 YOA
Gary Lee Harker, 30 YOA
Davenport, IA
Scott County
April 24, 1980

Cody Jones and Gary Harker disappeared on Christmas 1979. Four months later their bodies were found under debris in the bed of James’ pickup truck purchased at a Davenport Police auto auction.

 

Dale Strassburger

Dale Strassburger

Missing Person
Dale W. Strassburger
Age at Report: 37
Missing From: Le Claire, IA
Scott County
Date Reported Missing: August 6, 1982

Dale Strassburger was reported missing to the Le Claire Police Department on August 6, 1982. Strassburger was last seen on his way home from work in Le Claire at 12:15 a.m. on August 6, 1982. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.

 

Kimberly Doss (age progressed)

Kimberly Doss (age progressed)

Missing Person
Kimberly S. Doss
Age at Report: 16 YOA
Date of Birth: February 12, 1966
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: September 1, 1982

Kimberly Doss was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department on September 1, 1982.

 

Bambi Lynn Dick

Bambi Lynn Dick

Homicide
Bambi Lynn Dick
17 YOA
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Disappeared from Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 29, 1983
“Jane Doe” found in Potter County, Texas, Oct. 8, 1983
“Jane Doe” DNA match made to Bambi Dick,
University of North Texas, March 26, 2009

Bambi Lynn Dick disappeared on September 29, 1983 after attending a Quiet Riot and Axe concert at Davenport’s Col Auditorium. On March 26, 2009, her remains were identified through a DNA match to a Jane Doe who’d been discovered in Amarillo, Texas, on October 8, 1983.

 

Double Homicide
John R. Green, 3 YOA,
and Mark E. Green, 18 mos.

1512 Belle Avenue
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case #: 1984-10311
November 24, 1984

On Saturday, November 24, 1984 at about 12:30 p.m., an explosion occurred downstairs in the Davenport home where John Green, 3, and his 18-month-old brother Mark lived. A police officer was overcome by smoke while trying to rescue the boys. John Green died at the scene, and Mark died the following day.

 

Kim Loose

Kim Loose

Undetermined/Suspicious Death
Kimberly “Kim” Loose
16 YOA
Walcott, Iowa
Scott County
September 26, 1986

Kimberly R. “Kim” Loose, 16, died Friday, September 26, 1986, in rural Walcott, Iowa, from upper body injuries and a broken neck after leaving her best friend’s 16th birthday party in Blue Grass, Iowa, and accepting an invitation by an older male to attend another party in Walcott.

 

Craig Petersen

Craig Petersen

Undetermined/Suspicious Death
Craig Allen Petersen
20 YOA
Mississippi River
From Scott County
Found in Montpelier, Iowa
Muscatine County
September 28, 1986

Craig Allen Petersen, 20, of Blue Grass, Iowa in Scott County, 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.

 

Homicide
Michael Anderson
29 YOA
200 block of Warren
Davenport, IA
November 30, 1987 

Michael Anderson was found dead in the 200 block of Warren in Davenport on Nov. 30, 1987. He died the following day and officials then ruled his death a homicide.

 

Homicide
Alfred W. Allen
73 YOA
200 block of Warren
Davenport, IA
February 8, 1988

Alfred W. Allen, 73, was killed in his Davenport, Iowa apartment by a severe blow to the head on Monday, Feb. 8, 1988. Relatives suspected robbery as the motive.

 

Missing Person
Ricardo Jerome Pimentel
Age At Report: 39
DOB: Oct. 19, 1950
Weight: 160 lbs.
Height: 5’10″
Race: White
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: December 19, 1989

Ricardo Pimentel was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department in Davenport, Iowa, on December 19, 1989.

 

Sidney Johnston

Sidney Johnston

Missing Person, Presumed Deceased
Sidney Edward Johnston
Age at Report: 47
DOB: December 11, 1942
Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: January 22, 1990

Sidney Johnston disappeared from Davenport after an altercation at his home with a young man and woman.

 

Homicide
KeyOntrae Miles
2 months old
318 Western Ave.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
January 22, 1994

KeyOntrae Miles died at his Davenport home on January 22, 1994 — the day he turned two months old.

 

Sandra Kinney

Sandra Kinney

Homicide
Sandra Dee Kinney
33 YOA
Davenport, IA
Scott County
July 20, 1996

On Saturday, July 20, 1996, Sandra Dee “Sandy” Kinney was strangled in Davenport, Iowa, and thrown into the Mississippi River.

 

 

Raymond March Jr.

Raymond March Jr.

Homicide
Raymond L. March Jr.
23 YOA
1200 block of North Harrison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 20, 1998

Raymond L. “Little Raymond” March Jr., 23, was shot and killed outside Wilma’s Club in Davenport at 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 1998.

 

Homicide
Roger Dean Hill
44 YOA
Home Residence: Davenport, Iowa
Went Missing: mid-1997
Crime Location: Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine County
Remains Located in Davenport
Scott County, Iowa
October 12, 1999

Vietnam veteran Robert Dean Hill, a 44-year-old father of three, disappeared from Davenport, Iowa, in mid-1977. His remains, found wrapped in a plastic tarp, were discovered Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, outside Davenport’s city limits.

 

Nicholson Yvonne

Yvonne Nicholson

Homicide
Yvonne “Bonnie” Nicholson
32 YOA
South Concord St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
November 12, 2001

On Monday, November 12, 2001, at approximately 9:30 a.m., two construction workers driving along a slough on South Concord Street in Davenport discovered the body of 32-year-old Yvonne Nicholson of Rock Island, Illinois. Her body — clothed in a sweatshirt, shorts and socks — lay partially submerged in Mississippi River backwater near Credit Island about 75 feet from the road.

 

Kevin Jack's headstone

Kevin Jack’s headstone

Homicide
Kevin R. Jack
21 YOA
5700 blk of North Pine St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 15, 2001

Kevin R. Jack, a pit crew member of the Andy Cook stock car racing team, died in a hit-and-run motor vehicle fatality in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 15, 2002.

 

Homicide
Lewis Glenn
28 YOA
Zion Lutheran Church
1216 West 8th St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case # 2002-31717
August 5, 2002

On August 5, 2002, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Lewis Glenn was shot and killed while in the parking lot of Zion Lutheran Church at 8th and Taylor in Davenport.

 

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez

Homicide
Jorge “Louie” Gutierrez
47 YOA
3400 block of South Concord
Davenport, IA
Scott County
October 19, 2004

Jorge “Louie” Gutierrez was found wrapped in a sleeping bag in the bed of his maroon 1983 Chevrolet pick-up truck in the early afternoon of October 19, 2004. Gutierrez died from blunt force trauma to the head.

 

Christy Connor

Christy Connor

Homicide
Christy Joseph Connor
19 YOA
200 block of East Central Park
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case #: 2005-24862
July 24, 2005

Chris Connor’s body was found in the trunk of an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme in the 200 block of East Central Park in Davenport on July 24, 2005.

 

Arthur Rascon

Arthur Rascon

Missing Person
Arthur Rascon
Age at Report: 72
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: July 25, 2005

Arthur Rascon was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department on July 25, 2005. Few other details are available in his case.

 

 

Agnes Kennedy

Agnes Kennedy

Homicide
Agnes Kennedy
51 YOA
1800 Block of West 8th St.
Davenport, Iowa
Scott County
December 22, 2007

Agnes Kennedy was found murdered in the north alley of the 1800 block of West 8th Street in Davenport on December 22, 2007.

 

Michael Delaney

Michael Delaney

Missing Person
Michael James Delaney
Age at Report: 49
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: July 3, 2008

Michael Delaney was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department on July 3, 2008. Police considered Delaney’s disappearance as “very suspicious” because he lived with his 17-year-old daughter and maintained contact with her many times a day.

 

Missing Person
Ms. Truong Ngoc
Age at Report: 69
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: July 2, 2009

Truong Ngoc was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department in Davenport, Iowa, on July 2, 2009. She was last seen wearing a black and blue dress.

 

Missing Person
Dylan Peters
Age At Report: 15
DOB: October 19, 1995
Weight: 145 lbs.
Height: 5’10”
Race: White
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Juvenile
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: October 5, 2011

Dylan Peters, 15, was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department in Davenport, Iowa, on October 5, 2011.

 

Missing Person
Leonard Blair
Age at Report: 20
Weight: 180 lbs.
Height: 5’09″
Race: Black
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case #: 2012-95138
Missing Since: November 24, 2012

Leonard Blair, 20, was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department in Davenport, Iowa, on November 24, 2012. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, a white t-shirt, black pants and black shoes.

 

Greg Dunbar

Greg Dunbar

Suspicious Death
Gregory “Greg” Dunbar
35 YOA
Davenport apartment, 37th Street
Davenport, Iowa
Scott County
May 13, 2016

Gregory “Greg” Dunbar, 35, of Davenport was last seen alive May 8, 2016, and his body recovered from the Mississippi River near Buffalo on May 13. Dunbar lived in a Davenport apartment on 37th Street — at least four miles away from the river — and didn’t have a car. His mother said some residents at the apartment claimed her son had been beaten up a short time before he went missing.

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