The Cases – Homicides (1940 – 1949)

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The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1940 – 1949, 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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Joseph Payne
Joseph E. Payne
72 YOA
15th & Armory
Chariton, IA
Lucas County
October 17, 1945
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Margaret Treese
“The Tattooed Lady”

34 YOA
Credit Island
Davenport, IA
September 30, 1947
Henry Chavis
Henry W. Chavis
55 YOA
Highway 69
Ames, IA
Story County
November 8, 1948

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One Response to Homicides – 1940s

  1. Pam C. says:

    Margaret McGovern Kennedy murdered in 1940 Clinton, Iowa. She died in her son’s (Eugene J. Kennedy) arms. She had been married to Kenyon Kennedy. Please contact Pam Kennedy suesue1212@yahoo.com with any details. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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