7 Days, 14 Anniversaries

On October 23, 2016, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Missing Persons, Rewards, by Jody Ewing

Cold case anniversaries are always tough. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s unsolved homicide, a birthday he or she would have celebrated, or even the date the body may have been found. The most important lesson I’ve learned in my years writing about cold cases is that it doesn’t matter […]

Jay and Jaymie: Nine Years, No Justice

On April 5, 2012, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Shannon Salmons Jay Grahlman with daughter Jaymie I always know this day is coming long before it arrives. With a list of unsolved cases now at 615, one would think it would be difficult to keep them all straight. With some — where few details are available — the answer would be yes. […]

A Mother Remembers her Daughter

On April 5, 2010, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Letters, The Families, by Jody Ewing

I asked Shannon Salmons — the mother of 6-year-old murder victim Jaymie Grahlman — if she’d like to write a guest blog on the anniversary of the fire that claimed her only daughter’s life. The following is Shannon’s post. ——————– Remembering My Daughter, Jaymie Grahlman by Shannon Salmons Jaymie was the sweetest little girl that […]

Looking for Rainbows: A Guest Blog Remembering Jaymie Grahlman

On April 1, 2010, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Letters, The Families, by Jody Ewing

As the 7-year anniversary approaches for the tragic April 5 fire and unsolved death of Jay Grahlman, 38, and his 6-year-old daughter, Jaymie, I asked Jaymie’s family members if they’d like to contribute a guest blog in Jaymie’s remembrance. The following was submitted by Jaymie’s aunt and uncle, Steve and Lori Salmons. —————————— “Uncle Steve […]

We Remember: Keith Clayborne, II and Jerry Cooper

On March 27, 2010, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, by Jody Ewing

On March 27, 1991, Keith Clayborne II, 20, and Jerry Cooper, 23, were shot execution style at 3205 Kingman Avenue #208 in Des Moines, Iowa. The deaths were believed to be drug-related. This double homicide has never been solved nor successfully linked to other drug-related murders or cases in the area. If you have information […]

1976 Double Murder: Debbie Laubenthal and Ray Henkins

On February 26, 2009, in Double Homicides, by Jody Ewing

On the Iowa Cold Case website’s Picasa Web Albums page (which hosts the victim photos for the slideshow), “Pam” commented February 23, 2009, in regards to Debbie Laubenthal: “I knew Debbie and remember the murders. Hard to forget something like that. I heard a couple of years ago that they were going to reopen the […]