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 […]

Three True Things: The Traits that Define Cold Case Families

On September 12, 2009, in Letters, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

A day seldom goes by that I don’t receive e-mail asking about an Iowa cold case, but occasionally one arrives that — before I’ve even clicked to open and read it — makes my heart skip a beat or two. They are the ones where I recognize the sender’s last name because it matches a […]

Defining Dedication

On March 27, 2009, in Letters, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Today I received an uplifting, heartfelt e-mail from Korene Shelton, whose mother, Angela Renee Buck, was found near a creek below a short bridge in a wooded area south of Dunkerton, IA, on August 11, 1995. The 37-year-old mother of four had died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Korene, one month shy […]