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GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS

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December 10, 2011 | Vinton Today
Opinion :: Cold Cases: How old and unsolved murders can still affect a community today
I had just begun working part-time in the news business, when in May of 1992, I learned some of the most important journalistic lessons from my participation in a story – one I did not write.

 

December 1, 2011
Today: Was Don Harman Involved in Missing Iowa Anchor Jodi Huisentruit?
The law enforcement talk here is indeed that Fox 4 meteorologist Don Harman was spoken to last week by officers investigating a cold case murder that has recently been reopened.

To be fair, while that may be true, it certainly doesn’t mean that Harman was a suspect in that case.

The case of a missing Mason City, Iowa TV anchor Jodi Husentruit was reopened in September.

 

November 21, 2011
News :: Blairstown’s 1981 cold case began with ominous 1 a.m. phone call
Just four years after the Blairstown/Luzerne area was rattled by the murder of one of its hardest-working senior citizens, it lost another one in another murder that was never solved.

 

November 5, 2011
News :: Cold Case: Who Killed Charles Plucar? Benton County farmer was murdered in ’77
Sloping hills, rolling pastures and steep ravines form the landscape of the river valleys in Benton County, where many of the farmsteads built by the first settlers still stand.

 

November 3, 2011 | KCRG-TV Channel 9 Cedar Rapids
Cold Case Cash Runs Cold for State Unit
DES MOINES, Iowa – Three years after the creation of the state’s cold case unit, the federal money to actually operate it has run out. Department of Public Safety spokesman Jessica Lown told reporter Mike Wiser of the Quad City Times that he unit’s “only full-time officer has been reassigned”. Lown told the newspaper the department is still hoping a grant will bring in enough revenue to revive the unit.

 

November 3, 2011 | WHO-TV Channel 13 Des Moines
UNSOLVED MURDER: Family offers $25,000 reward for 2003 cold case
Polk County Crime Stoppers and the family of Robert “Corey” Poffenberger are offering a $25,000 reward for information in Poffenberger’s murder. The 30-year-old Mediacom employee was shot and killed Oct. 24, 2003, in the driveway of his 2211 East 37th St. home in Des Moines.

 

November 3, 2011 | Quad-City Times
COLD CASES: Iowa’s cold case unit is ‘in transition’
DES MOINES — An Iowa Department of Public Safety official says the state’s cold case unit is “in transition” but stopped short of saying that it has shut down after failing to get the federal funding to keep it going.

 

November 2, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
Family Offers $25K Reward in Unsolved Murder
DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police said Wednesday that the family of a man killed in 2003 is offering a new reward in the case. Police said Corey Poffenberger, 38, was found dead from a gunshot wound at 2211 E. 37th St. on Oct. 24, 2003.

 

November 2, 2011 | Vinton Today
Garrison’s 1888 cold case: Solved with lame man’s footprints, suspect’s suicide
A couple miles north of Garrison, and a few miles straight west of Vinton’s Maplewood Cemetery, lies a piece of Iowa Cold Case history that has yet to be added to the Cold Case files.

 

October 24, 2011 | Quad-City Times
Case asks: Heroic mom or shrewd killer?
EARLY, Iowa — Something shocking happened one cold night a decade ago in this quiet country town of 500 people, but even now, just one fact about it all is undisputed: Tracey Roberts, at home with her three children, fired 9 shots from two guns into her 20-year-old neighbor, leaving him dead on the floor of her bedroom.

 

October 21, 2011 | KCAU-TV Channel 9, Sioux City
Stealing Copper Can Be a Deadly Crime (video)
After a rash of attempted copper thefts, authorities want people to know the dangers from stealing copper are real. One Siouxland family has come face to face with the deadly dangers that copper thieves can leave behind.

 

October 21, 2011 | Vinton Today
News :: Pair of women keeping Benton County and Iowa cold case victims in the spotlight
Most Iowans know about some well-known “cold cases” — murders or disappearances that remain unsolved. The 12-year-old paperboy from Des Moines. The Mason City TV anchorwoman who was abducted from outside her studio just after her 27th birthday. Ms. Bowers, however, wants Iowans to become familiar with the names of all of the state’s cold case victims.

 

October 19, 2011 | Mason City Globe-Gazette
Commission releases report on Ohl firing
MASON CITY — The Mason City Civil Service Commission upheld the firing of police officer Maria Ohl because she violated five Police Department regulations, according to the commission’s written report.

 

October 19, 2011 | Vinton Today
News :: Who murdered Myrtle Cook? Vinton’s 1925 cold case still intrigues historians
Myrtle Cook’s last words probably got her killed. Cook was sitting near the window of her home at 703 Third Avenue, across the street from the busy Vinton train depot, rewriting and rehearsing outloud her speech to an upcoming Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) meeting.

 

October 16, 2011 | Globe-Gazette
North Iowa Neighbor: Hampton chief follows in uncle’s footsteps
HAMPTON — When Bob Schaefer of Hampton was in high school he knew he wanted to be a police officer someday. “I liked working with people, and I thought maybe I could make a difference,” Schaefer said. “Part of that was my Uncle Clarence Kothe, too. He was chief of police in Hampton.

 

October 13, 2011
Public’s Help Needed to I.D. Gacy Victims
Some of Gacy’s known victims came from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Tennessee. Gacy was known to have traveled to Colorado and Nevada during his killing spree.

 

October 9, 2011 | KCRG-TV News Channel 9
Still No Arrests Six Months After a Des Moines Killing
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Six months have passed since the killing of a real estate agent in West Des Moines with no arrests made. Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley Okland, an employee with Iowa Realty Co., died after she was shot at a model townhome in West Des Moines on April 8. Police have said they don’t believe the shooting was a random act.

 

October 9, 2011
Family Wants Help to Raise $100K Reward
NORWALK, Iowa — The families of a central Iowa couple who disappeared in July said Monday they need the public’s help to raise a $100,000 reward fund.

 

September 25, 2011 | Mason City Globe-Gazette
Globe Gazette Editorial: Not believable officers involved in disappearance

The charges seemed preposterous. Two members of the Mason City Police Department and a retired member of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation were accused of covering up evidence in the 1995 disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.

Even more fantastic was an allegation that these three officers may have been involved in some way in committing the actual apparent kidnapping and murder of the local television news anchor.

To anyone who knows Mason City police officers Lt. Frank Stearns and Lt. Ron Vande Weerd and former DCI agent Bill Basler, the idea that they could be personally involved in the Huisentruit disappearance seemed absurd.

 

September 19, 2011
Chief is sorry officers were maligned
MASON CITY — Mason City Police Chief Mike Lashbrook said Monday  he is sorry the reputations of three law enforcement officers were damaged by a fired officer who based her allegations on a “drunken rant.” On Friday, the Mason City Civil Service Commission upheld the termination of Officer Maria Ohl.

 

September 12, 2011
Dead Air: Author speaks about missing news anchor
Standing before an audience in the Center for Multicultural Education Thursday, author Beth Bednar asked a very pointed question to start her talk: “Why are all of you here?” Bednar, a former news anchor fromKAAL-TV in Austin, Minn., was on campus to discuss a suspected murder that occurred 16 years ago – one that remains unsolved to this day. That case is the disappearance of Mason City news anchor Jodi Huisentruit on June 27, 1995. Bednar details the disappearance and possible solutions to the mystery in her new book, “Dead Air: The Disappearance of JodiHuisentruit.”

 

September 8, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
5 Months Later: Okland Murder Not Cold Case
DES MOINES, Iowa — September 8 marks the five-month anniversary since real estate agent Ashley Okland was found dead in a West Des Moines townhome. Police said so far no arrests have been made in the case. “We’ve talked to 400 people, over 600 leads, 200 Crime Stoppers tips, numerous search warrants — done a lot of work,” said Lt. Jim Barrett, West Des Moines police spokesman.

 

September 6, 2011 | CityPages
Who Killed Jodi Huisentruit?: Fired Mason City police officer accuses investigators of role in cold case
Jodi Huisentruit, a beautiful, blond anchorwoman originally from Long Prairie, has been missing for 16 years. On the morning she disappeared, producers at her Iowa television station notified police when she missed her morning call. At her apartment they found her car — the key snapped off in the lock — blood, and the contents of her purse strewn on the ground.

 

Maria OhlCourtesy photo Mason City Globe Gazette
Mason City Police Officer, Maria Ohl

Former MCPD officer says police may have taken Huisentruit
September 1, 2011 | Mason City Globe-Gazette
MASON CITY — A former Mason City police officer said Thursday two Mason City police officers and a retired state DCI agent may have been involved in the abduction and possible murder of Jodi Huisentruit.

Further, she alleges police officials may be covering up what really happened by their failure to follow up on leads she has provided. Maria Ohl, who was terminated from the police department last month, made the accusations while speaking to the media after a Civil Service Commission meeting at City Hall Thursday.

 

Fired Officer Claims Police Link to Huisentruit
September 1, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
MASON CITY, Iowa — A recently fired Mason City police officer is saying police may have been involved in the abduction and possible slaying of missing Mason City television anchor Jodi Huisentruit. The Globe Gazette newspaper reported Maria Ohl made the allegations after a Civil Service Commission hearing Thursday. A hearing on her termination has been set for Sept. 13.

 

Police Make Arrest in Unsolved Homicide Case
August 31, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8, Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police said Wednesday that they have made an arrest in the case of a Des Moines woman found dead in April. Kathryn Mitchell, 52, was found dead in her apartment at 3015 Woodland Ave. on April 15 after a 911 call was received by police from a pay phone at a gas station. Police said the caller was identified and was involved in the investigation.

 

August 29, 2011 | Mason City Globe-Gazette
Marshalltown murder unsolved after 10 years
MARSHALLTOWN (AP) – The beating death of an elderly woman in her Marshalltown home remains unsolved a decade later. Assistant police chief Brian Batterson was a detective when he investigated the August 2001 death of 73-year-old Ila Mae Clark. He said that someone knows something about the crime and he holds out hope for justice.

 

New Clues in Couple’s Disappearance
August 22, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
STUART, Iowa — New developments in the Bill and Kay Wood case have led investigators to closely study the last time the couple was seen alive. The Woods disappeared on July 30 and were last seen at an antique auction in Stuart, about 30 miles west of Des Moines.

 

Police pursuing ‘many avenues’ in Albion slaying
August 20, 2011
ALBION, NY — Police are pursuing ‘‘many avenues and working several leads’’ in connection with the weekend slaying of a village man, Village Police Chief Roland Nenni said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Few new details were released, however, regarding the shooting death of David R. Grove, 32, a parolee who lived at 127 West State St.

 

August 16, 2011
One of Omaha’s Oldest Cold Cases Reopens
OMAHA (KPTM) – A cold case from 1978 is brought back to life after new DNA and fingerprint testing brings a man to stand trial. 51- year- old Jerry Watson is being charged with the 1st degree murder of 61- year- old Carroll Bonnet. Watson is currently serving time in Illinois for Burglary

 

New Evidence Leads to Arrest in 2001 Case
August 9, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8
SAC CITY, Iowa — A woman charged with shooting and killing a man in her western Iowa home in 2001 is expected in court for a bond hearing. Tracey Ann Richter-Roberts is scheduled to appear in Sac County court on Tuesday to ask a judge to set conditions that could allow for her release. She’s been held without bond since she was arrested in Omaha last month in the 10-year-old case.

 

Tracy Richter-Roberts

August 3, 2011
Woman accused of cold case murder appeals bond
EARLY, Iowa – An Omaha woman arrested on suspicion of killing a Northwest Iowa man almost 10 years ago will appeal her bond, documents state. An attorney for Tracey Richter-Roberts filed a motion Tuesday seeking a bond review for the former Early resident who has been held without bond since her arrest July 26 on a charge of first-degree murder.

 

July 28, 2011
Sac County cold case heats up: Tracey Richter-Roberts charged in 10-year-old murder; former Early resident originally believed to be a victim
SAC CITY – A cold case heated up on Tuesday with the arrest of a suspect in an almost decade-old murder. Tracey Richter-Roberts, 45, of Omaha, Neb., has been charged with first-degree murder, a Class A felony, in connection with the death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in Early.

 

July 27, 2011
Investigators Say Self Defense Claim Could Have Been Murder
A ten year old cold case is re-examined, and leaves one Omaha woman behind bars. 45 year old Tracy Roberts was arrested in Omaha Tuesday with a warrant for 1st degree murder. Her fiancé tell us she moved to Omaha 4 years ago to care for a sick relative. In 2001, Tracy shot and killed Dustin Wehde, claiming he intruded into her Early, Iowa home, so she acted in self defense. Investigators in Sac County Iowa, along with the help of Douglas County officials say new evidence gave them enough reason to arrest her. She was pulled over and arrested at a traffic stop near 180th and West Center.

 

Investigators Exhaust Options in Missing Woman Case
July 18, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
AMES, Iowa — Two months after Dawn Allen disappeared, there are no new clues in the case, police said Monday.

 

Iowa Inmate Confesses to 1991 Cold-Case Murder, Police Say
July 14, 2011 | A News Cafe
Redding Police investigators gained a murder confession from an Iowa prison inmate for a brutal, two-decades-old killing and sexual assault, Sgt. Al Mellon said today in a press release.

 

Closing the book on cold cases
July 5, 2011 | The Cedar Rapids Gazette
The crimes couldn’t be more different. The victims were of all ages, ethnicities and walks of life. Each one of their deaths a tragedy and none of their murders have been solved: Geraldine Maggert, 25, was three months pregnant when she was beaten to death in the spring of 1968.

 

Iowa City Police Want to Honor Fallen Officer
July 4, 2011 | KCRG-TV Channel 9
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine’s duties are mostly administrative, but that hasn’t kept him from taking on a cold case in recent weeks.

 

July 3, 2011
Six Years Later, Investigators Say Floyd County Girl’s Death Still ‘Active’
FLOYD, Iowa – Evelyn Miller has now been gone longer than she was here. “I can’t believe she would have been in the seventh grade,” said her grandmother Linda Christie. Evelyn Miller will always be known as a five-year-old girl. She was last seen alive on July 1, 2005 in her family’s apartment in Floyd.

 

$10K Reward for Info in Iowa Woman’s Disappearance
July 3, 2011 | KCCI News Channel 8, Des Moines
DUBUQUE, Iowa — A $10,000 reward is being offered in the disappearance of a woman from a Dubuque tavern a decade ago. Crystal Arensdorf was last seen July 4, 2001. She was 20 at the time.

 

$10,000 Reward Offered in Case of Missing Dubuque Woman
July 1, 2011 | KCRG-TV Channel 9 News
DUBUQUE, Iowa — A decade after a Dubuque woman disappeared, there’s now a $10,000 dollar reward in the case. This week, KCRG TV-9 talked exclusively with the family of Crystal Arensdorf. After hearing of the case this week, an anonymous business owner in Dubuque offered to put up a $10,000 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

 

10 Years Later: Police and Family Continue Search for Crystal Arensdorf
June 29, 2011 | KCRG News Channel 9, Cedar Rapids
DUBUQUE, Iowa — For the first time in a decade the mother of a missing Dubuque woman talks about the disappearance of her daughter.

 

No arrests could spell Iowa cold case unit’s demise
June 26, 2011 | Sioux City Journal
DES MOINES — Time and money are running out for the state’s two-person cold case unit. The team came together in January 2009 to help the state’s police and sheriff’s departments cover the gap between what DNA forensic science could do to help solve unsolved cases and the cost in labor and hours that careful investigation requires.

 

Cold cases: Unsolved, but not forgotten
June 26, 2011 | Quad-City Times
The arrest of Chad Welsh in the 2007 slaying of Angela Hennes has reopened the investigation into two Davenport police cold cases, defined that way because the killers were never brought to justice. Lt. Gene Wall, commander of the criminal investigation division at the Davenport Police Department, said detectives are going to take another look at the unsolved homicides of Agnes Kennedy and Yvonne Nicholson.

 

Time, money running out for state’s cold cases
June 25, 2011 | Mason City Globe Gazette
DES MOINES — Time and money are running out for the state’s two-person cold case unit. The team came together in January 2009 to help the state’s police and sheriff’s departments cover the gap between what DNA forensic science could do to help solve unsolved cases and the cost in labor and hours that careful investigation requires.

 

June 25, 2011 | Quad-City Times
Davenport’s unsolved homicides
Charles Englehart, 70, was struck in the head with a blunt object by an unknown assailant on Sept. 23, 1935, as he got out of his parked vehicle in an alley in the 700 block of Main Street. On Sept. 30, 1947, the body of Margaret Treese, 34, was found by two men on their way to work at Credit Island Park . . .

 

June 25, 2011 | Quad-City Times
Iowa Q-C area’s cold cases
Here are Quad-City area cases being investigated by Iowa’s cold case unit: Ewald Emil Bandixen. On Oct. 28, 1974, Bandixen was found dead at 11:30 a.m. in his service station in Folletts because of a gunshot wound . . .

 

June 23, 2011 | Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Local cold cases
Note 1: The list is not an exhaustive list of the cold cases in the various counties, but a list of the ones that the unit is investigating. Instead they are cases, either the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has participated in the investigation or that DCI has worked with a local agency to post information about the case on its website in the hopes of getting new information from the public.

 

June 8, 2011 | Quad-City Times
COLD CASE: Inmate charged in ’07 Davenport slaying
A man in federal prison on child pornography charges is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with a homicide four years ago in Scott County. Chad Michael Lee Welsh, 33, is accused of killing Angela Marie Hennes, whose burned remains were found Jan. 13, 2007, along the side of a road in the 15000 block of 100th Avenue in rural Scott County. Watch the video here.

 

May 18, 2011
Cold Case File: Bambi Lynn Dick
AMARILLO, TX — The nearly three decades old murder case of a teenage girl remains unsolved. Investigators tell NewsChannel 10, Bambi Lynn Dick, 17, was strangled to death and then dumped off the Dumas Highway just north of Amarillo in October of 1983.

 

May 18, 2011 | KTIV Channel 4 News, Sioux City
UPDATE: Discovery of human bones raises questions about “cold case”
Dow City, IA – Human bones were recently discovered inside a building set to be torn down in Dow City, Iowa. That’s raised a lot of questions. Whose bones are they? How did they get there? And, are they connected to a 14-year-old Crawford County “cold case”.

 

May 11, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8, Des Moines
Parents Want Answers in 2-Year-Old Murder Case
Urbandale, Iowa — Two years and still no answers in the death of an Urbandale teen found dead on Interstate 80/35.

 

May 11, 2011 | Southeast Missourian
Sikeston man suspected in 1985 killing to be returned to Mo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Southeast Missouri man has been arrested in Iowa and charged with killing his grandfather and another elderly man more than 25 years ago, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

 

May 6, 2011 | WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines
COLD CASE: Police say it was a violent crime of passion, but 28 years later, they’re no closer to making an arrest.
Almost 30 years ago, a young couple was brutally murdered here at the Copper dollar Ranch in Newton. Now, family and the police are vowing to never give up on looking for the killer.

It was a cold day, March 3rd, 1983 when the badly beaten bodies of Melisa Gregory and her boyfriend, Steven Fisher, were found at the Copper Dollar Ranch.  The couple had worked together at the horse ranch and were found about 50-feet from each other by a co-worker.  The attack was so brutal.  Police originally believed the pair had been shot in their heads.

 

April 29, 2011 | WTSP Channel 10 News
Citrus suspect now charged in 1979 murder cold case
Inverness, Florida– The murder of a 57-year old woman in Citrus County has taken a shocking new twist with the arrest of the victim’s long time boy friend now wanted on a 30 year old arrest warrant from Palm Beach County.

 

April 27, 2011 | Mason City Globe Gazette
Author of Huisentruit book to appear May 7
MASON CITY — The Mason City Public Library will host an appearance by Beth Bednar, author of the recently published book, “Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Mason City Room of the library.

 

April 18, 2011 | Des Moines Register
Reward offered in Realtor homicide is county’s largest
The $66,800 offered for information leading to an arrest in the Ashley Okland homicide is the highest award ever put forward by Polk County Crime Stoppers, officials with the organization said this morning.

 

April 14, 2011 | KWWL Channel 7 News
Girl missing from Cedar Rapids turns 25
CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) – A family, formerly from Cedar Rapids, is celebrating their daughter’s 25th birthday this week, even though they haven’t seen her in ten years.

 

April 13, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8, Des Moines
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Gets New Trial
DES MOINES, Iowa — A high profile murder case in Des Moines will be headed back to a courtroom after an appeals court ruling. On Dec. 22, 2009, the district court granted Flores’s petition for postconviction relief and granted a new trial, finding there was undisclosed and newly-discovered evidence that could identify Rafael Robinson, now deceased, as the perpetrator of the crime.

 

March 15, 2011 | Albert Lea Tribune
Former TV anchor writes book about Jodi Huisentruit
MINNEAPOLIS — Former KAAL-TV news anchor Beth Bednar has written a book about the 1995 disappearance of KIMT news anchor Jodi Huisentruit.

 

March 9, 2011 | KCCI Channel 8, Des Moines
Appeals Court Hears 1996 Murder Case
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has taken up the case of a man convicted of killing a woman during a rolling gunbattle between rival gangs in 1996 in Des Moines.

 

March 4, 2011 | CNN
Break in Civil Rights Era Cold Case
CNN’s Gary Tuchman reports on the unsolved murder of Isadore Banks, a wealthy black landowner slain nearly 60 years ago.

 

March 2, 2011 | Nancy Grace: America’s Missing
America’s Missing: Johnny Gosch, 12, Part 1 of 3 | Part 2 of 3 | Part 3 of 3
Nancy Grace’s America’s Missing profiles the unsolved disappearance of 12-year-old Des Moines paperboy Johnny Gosch.

 

February 24, 2011 | Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Jodi Huisentruit case featured on ‘Nancy Grace’ show
MASON CITY, Iowa — Most of the information brought to a national TV audience Wednesday about missing KIMT anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit was familiar to those in Iowa who have followed the case.

 

February 22, 2011 | Nancy Grace: America’s Missing, CNN HLN
Jodi Huisentruit: Nancy Grace: America’s Missing
Nancy Grace’s 28th case features that of missing Mason City anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit.

 

February 11, 2011
Extradition Attempt For Cold Case Trial
A suspected killer serving a maximum 10-year prison sentence at the foreboding Iowa State Penitentiary for sexual assault is fighting his return to Shasta County to stand trial for a nearly 20-year-old murder in Redding.

 

February 9, 2011
Iowacoldcases.org founder Jody Ewing is guest on Moebanshee’s Lair Visionary Talk Radio
Jody talks about how the Iowa Cold Cases website — the first of its kind in the U.S. — came about in 2005 and what it has meant to Iowa victims’ families. (Podcast also available here on Iowa Cold Cases.)

 

February 9, 2011
Mom Charged In Baby’s Death 50 Years Ago
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — More than half a century after a baby girl died, her mother has been charged with the killing.

 

February 7, 2011
Court Takes Up 1996 Murder Case
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman during a rolling gunbattle between rival gangs in 1996 in Des Moines.

 

February 4, 2011
COLD CASE: Questions After Man Dies in Fire
OSCEOLA, IA — A 19-year-old paralyzed from the waist down died after his home went up in flames. Why was Cecil Gaddy‘s wheelchair found outside the home in the snow? Channel 13’s Aaron Brilbeck reports.

 

January 27, 2011
COLD CASE: Proud grandmother killed in her own home
HAMPTON, IA — A 53-year-old mother and grandmother is brutally murdered in her Hampton home on November 17, 1999, and the case remains unsolved. Channel 13’s Aaron Brilbeck talks with Bobbi Crawford’s only son, Lee Crawford.

 

January 10, 2011
Arrest in 1981 cold case of Joseph Azevedo
Christopher David Winter has been arrested for the 1981 murder of Joseph Azevedo from Lancaster, CA.

 

January 10, 2011
Cold Case Arrest – 1981 murder of Lancaster man
Calif. — On Monday, January 10, 2011,  29 years after a Lancaster man was found dead in his home, a suspect will be arraigned for his murder.

 

January 6, 2011
COLD CASE: Parents have no answers after their daughter was killed 12 years ago
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Twenty-two-year old Kim Ratliff of Council Bluffs was trying to find her path in life. She had graduated high school, and was trying to figure out what she would do next.

 

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