The Cases – Homicides (1920 – 1929)

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The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1920 – 1929, and are listed in chronological order. If you know of a case not listed here or have information you’d like included with an existing page, please contact us with relevant details and we’ll respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Thaddeus Mitchell
44 YOA
St. Joseph & 20th
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
December 7, 1922
Allen Shoemaker
Allen F. Shoemaker, 36
Chicago & Northwestern Police
Missouri Valley, IA
Harrison County
May 17, 1925
Myrtle Cook
Myrtle Cook
51 YOA
703 Third Ave.
Vinton, IA
Benton County
September 7, 1925
Edward Leeney
Patrolman Edward Leeney
32 YOA
Iowa City PD
Johnson County
April 29, 1926
Pansy Turnbull
Pansy May Turnbull
17 YOA
Clearfield, IA
Ringgold and Taylor counties
August 26, 1926
Cecil Earl Paris
Cecil Earl Paris
31 YOA
Keokuk, IA
Lee County
February 18, 1928
Louis Dayton
Deputy Sheriff Louis H. Dayton
57 YOA
Hallett Building
Clay County, IA
March 20, 1929

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