The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999)

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The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1990 – 1999, 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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John W. Jeffery
31 YOA
1018 E. 12th
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
May 29, 1990
Pam Carter
Pamela Carter, 24
2300 Blk Euclid
Des Moines River
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1990-32639
July 10, 1990
Becky Palmer
Becky Palmer
1300 E. 25th Ct.
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1990-40843
November 16, 1990
Keith ClayborneKeith Clayborne, II
20 YOA
3205 Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-12517
March 27, 1991
Jerry Cooper
Jerry Cooper
23 YOA
3205 Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-12517
March 27, 1991
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Lana J. Anderson
43 YOA
200 Dickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-19466
May 10, 1991
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Lois Bradley
74 YOA
1729 Grand #204
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-27537
June 29, 1991
Tom Mather
Tom Mather
32 YOA
Springdale, IA
Cedar County
Case # 91-07431
September 30, 1991
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James W. Morris
58 YOA
203 E. Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Story County
October 27, 1991
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Kevin Clark
26 YOA
1514 Villa Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
December 8, 1991
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Shane Alex Lass
6 days old
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
February 19, 1992
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Dillon Luna
15 days old
1429 N. Federal Ave.
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
April 30, 1992
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Dennis Moore
46 YOA
1535 7th St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1992-26312
June 19, 1992
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Eugenio Garcia
36 YOA
Dougherty Bridge
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992
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Tammy J. Zywicki
21 YOA
Grinnell, IA, college student
Poweshiek County
August 23, 1992

Rhonda Knutson
23 YOA
New Hampton, IA
Chickasaw County
Case # 92-07040
September 7, 1992
Corey Wieneke
Corey Wieneke
22 YOA
West Liberty, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 92-08083
October 13, 1992
Unidentified Infant
Unidentified:
Baby John Doe

Found in landfill
Iowa City, IA
Johnson County
December 21, 1992
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Eric Jones
7 months old
510 Payton Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1993-17587
May 3, 1993
Chad William White
Chad William White
21 YOA
Corning, IA
Adams County
May 21, 1993
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Cartha “Jack” Pearson
26 YOA
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
July 29, 1993
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Diane Courbat
34 YOA
Cedar River Exchange parking lot
Waterloo, IA
August 3, 1993
Dariusz Szczeponek
Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek, 25
Annie’s Launderette
819 Sycamore St.
Waterloo, IA
September 29, 1993
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Brian Dietrich
30 YOA
Garnavillo, IA
Clayton County
October 30, 1993
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Gladys D. Held
83 YOA
315 Walnut St., Apt 321
Waterloo, IA
December 8, 1993
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Jacob “Jake” Biretz
87 YOA
311 Lafayette St., Apt. B
Waterloo, IA
December 10, 1993
Phil Terrell
Phil Terrell, 42
Found Warren County March 2, 1994
Disappeared from Des Moines, IA
December 24, 1993
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Betty Swetnam
73 YOA
1610 West 19th St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
December 31, 1993
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KeyOntrae Miles
2 months old
318 Western Ave.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
January 22, 1994
Louis Chambers
Louis Chambers, Jr.
32 YOA
1400 Blk 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
February 7, 1994
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Kathleen Stith
47 YOA
966 E. 6th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1994-7200
February 24, 1994
John Snyder Jr.
John Snyder Jr.
20 months old
10 S. Adams Ave.
Mason City, IA
July 20, 1994
Steven Graves
Steven W. Graves
19 YOA
1600 Blk 16th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1994-46422
November 8, 1994
Rylee Marie Gray
Rylee M. Gray
2 YOA
1614 Park Towne Ln. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
December 23, 1994
Billy Pruin
Billy Pruin
43 YOA
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
April 4, 1995
Connie Bodensteiner
Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner
24 YOA
2800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
August 8, 1995
Angela Buck
Angela Renee Buck
37 YOA
East of Waterloo
South of Dunkerton
Black Hawk County
August 9, 1995
Mark Atkins
Mark Atkins
22 YOA
1814 6th Street
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
August 14, 1995
William Talbert
William Talbert, Jr.
18 YOA
1400 21st
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1995-40323
September 3, 1995
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Baby (Boy) Doe
2 days old
502 C West 8th St.
Storm Lake, IA
Buena Vista County
October 15, 1995
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Karla Hartkemeyer
35 YOA
Rural Route
Warren County
Case # 96-03059
October 27, 1995
Martha Erickson
Martha Erickson
47 YOA
Avon/Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 95-13479
November 21, 1995
Scott Tompkins
Scott Tompkins
23 YOA
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 95-13656
November 29, 1995
Darrell Lewis
Darrell Lewis
39 YOA
2100 Carpenter
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1995-58887
December 24, 1995
Donna Lee Marshall
Donna Marshall
37 YOA
Iowa City, IA
Johnson County
Case # 96-00444
January 8, 1996
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Humberto Cortez
Found in rail car
Carter Lake, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case # 96-06859
June 21, 1996
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Robert Furnish
1215 6th
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1996-30538
July 18, 1996
Rafael Robinson
Rafael Robinson
926 Oak Ridge
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1996-32331
July 31, 1996
Robert Scott
Robert Scott
43 YOA
1000 Blk. E. 12th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1996-22677
May 30, 1996
Sandra Kinney
Sandra Dee Kinney
33 YOA
Mississippi River
Davenport, IA
Scott County
July 20, 1996
Raul Camacho
Raul Camacho, 18
El Aragon
1820 E. Army Post
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1996-39840
September 14, 1996
Earl Hamilton
“Big Earl” Hamilton
53 YOA
Big Earl’s Goldmine
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
September 29, 1996
Laura Van Wyhe
Laura Van Wyhe
21 YOA
Iowa City
Found along NE Missouri highway
October 26, 1996
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Baby Jane Doe Lincoln
Lisbon, IA, barn
Cedar County
Case # 96-11840
November 10, 1996
Connie Ruddy
Connie Ruddy
21 YOA
305 Burns St.
Ida Grove, Iowa
Ida County
February 10, 1997
David Redowl
David Redowl
27 YOA
610 West 3rd St.
Sioux City, IA
April 26, 1997
Michael Booth
Michael J. Booth
45 YOA
510 15th #21
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-17132
April 26, 1997
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John L. Erickson
48 YOA
Mondamin, IA
Harrison County
April 30, 1997
Traci Evenson
Traci Evenson
22 YOA
438 Ninth Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 21, 1997
Julie Davis
Julie Bell Davis
33 YOA
613 E. 2nd
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-37722
August 28, 1997
Wilbur Brown
Wilbur Brown
47 YOA
603 West 5th St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
September 14, 1997
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Evelyn Resh
87 YOA
400 E. Coolbaugh St.
Red Oak, IA
September 16, 1997
Bloomfield
Frances Bloomfield
57 YOA
38 Wakefield Court
Iowa City, IA
September 20, 1997
Dung Kim Truong
Dung Kim Truong, 37
Washta Access
Washta, IA
Ida County
Case # 97-12883
September 22, 1997
Arlys Ponce
Arlys D. Ponce
42 YOA
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
Case # 97-10958
October 8, 1997
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Lowell Stumo
48 YOA
Northwood, IA
Worth County
Case # 97-13243
December 7, 1997
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Beth Ann Ricketts
31 YOA
4000 Dubuque St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-57018
December 22, 1997
Boyd NovingerBoyd Novinger
77 YOA
Bedford, IA
Taylor County
Case # 97-13903
December 27, 1997
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Anthony Williams
1436 22nd
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1998-1045
January 8, 1998
Mariana Redrovan
Mariana Redrovan
15 YOA
Walnut Creek Inn
West Des Moines, IA
Case # 98-00744
January 23, 1998
Susan Hagen
Susan Hagen
44 YOA
600 Blk. Birdland Dr.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1998-6532
February 12, 1998
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Ky Van Luong
20 YOA
6th & Birdland
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1998-6829
February 14, 1998
Michael Reed
Michael W. Reed
19 YOA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
April 17, 1998
Patricia Jauron
Patricia Jauron
45 YOA
1516 Old Hwy 141
Sioux City, IA
Case # 98-06160
May 26, 1998
Raymond March
Raymond March, Jr.
23 YOA
1200 Blk N. Harrison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 20, 1998
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Paul M. Brule
30 YOA
2218 Sixth Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA
July 25, 1998
Mildred Clemenson
Mildred Clemenson
81 YOA
3926 Ironwood Ave.
Kensett, IA
Case # 98-12891
November 9, 1998
Kimberly Ratliff
Kimberly Ratliff
22 YOA
1414 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
January 9, 1999
Eric Redinbo
Eric S. Redinbo
18 YOA
Keokuk, IA
Lee County
February 12, 1999
Dolores Hornung
Dolores A. Hornung
48 YOA
Keokuk, IA
Lee County
Case # 99-01605
February 14, 1999
Rodrigo Duran
Rodrigo Duran
59 YOA
1820 E. Army Post
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-11835
April 3, 1999
Judith Weeks
SOLVED
Judith Weeks, 44
1319 Second Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
April 4, 1999
Jamar Magett
Jamar Magett
19 YOA
1400 Blk 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
May 10, 1999
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Cordell Kirby
46 YOA
1400 E. 18th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-28964
August 2, 1999
Taylor home
Double Homicide
John Taylor
, 54
2223 E. Maple
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-29020
August 3, 1999
Taylor home
Double Homicide
Janet Taylor
, 52
2223 E. Maple
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-29020
August 3, 1999
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Roger Dean Hill
44 YOA
Davenport, IA
Scott County
October 12, 1999
Chris Axiotis
Chris Axiotis
16 YOA
Q Pond Park
Osceola, IA
Clarke County
November 16, 1999
Bobbi Crawford
Roberta “Bobbi” Crawford
53 YOA
Hampton, IA
Franklin County
November 17, 1999
Willie Junior Brocks
Willie Junior Brocks
49 YOA
400 Blk 15th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
November 27, 1999
David Shumpert
David Shumpert
27 YOA
400 Blk. E. Locust
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-46557
December 2, 1999
Gerald Best
Gerald Best
50 YOA
4 N. Madison Ave.
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
December 30, 1999

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13 Responses to Homicides – 1990s

  1. Mary Bernholtz says:

    Michael was my brother. If there has been information i would like to know.
    Please

  2. penni says:

    I had a friend who was murdered in the 90’s Connie Choate or bodensteiner. I do not see her here. Does anyone know how to find out about her case? She was my best friend as a child and teenager.

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Thank you for contacting us, Penni. I did some searching tonight and tracked down a Connie Jo Choate, born Dec. 15, 1970, who died Aug. 8, 1995, but other than her being buried in Greene County at the Paton Cemetery, the only other mention of her I found was her mother’s obituary.

      According to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s website on unsolved murders, there are currently no open cases in Greene County.

      If you’re fairly certain her case is unsolved, could you provide us with a little more information about where in Iowa she was killed and how her death came about? Thanks in advance!

      Jody Ewing

    • LuAnn says:

      Penny,

      I was looking through the cold cases in Iowa tonight and I found your friend on here: Connie Choate Bodensteiner, age 24, August 8th 1995, Des Moines Iowa….I did see her picture and read the article. So hopefully if you go through it again you will find her…

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Penni, I apologize for not having posted the link here in the comments section once we got Connie’s page added to the website. Her case summary is at: https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/connie-bodensteiner/

      If you have any favorite stories or memories you’d like to share about her, I can add them to her page if you like. If you have any photos we could use, you would be properly credited for having provided them. I’m still holding out hope that one day Connie’s case, like many others we’re seeing, will be solved.

      All the very best, Jody

  3. Brad Johnson says:

    Anyone remember the Brad Johnson, Jennifer Johnson double homicide in Forest City, Ia in early 1980 s? always wondered what happened ? The conviction of one accused of it was overturned on appeal,, I think.

  4. Sarah says:

    In Elementary School at Walnut Grove in Council Bluffs back in the early to mid 90’s one of our classmates was murdered by her mother outside of their apartment. She had been stabbed multiple times. I remember this now that it was so long ago and wished I knew what happened, the case is solved I believe since the mother killed her but I cannot remember her name.

  5. Tammy says:

    I’m looking for a young girl that was kidnapped in Des Moines Iowa over by 8th street and murdered and the body was dumped by adventure land any help finding more info on this plz

  6. LaLaW says:

    Jodi Huisentruit went missing from Mason City, Iowa on June 27, 1995. She was declared legally dead in 2001. Case still unsolved

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