Linked by Lost Lives: Eugene Martin, Dennis Clougherty and Helen Morrow

On August 12, 2013, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Dennis Clougherty. Helen Morrow. Eugene Martin. Three victims, three lives gone, and one shared date families can’t forget: August 12. Twenty-three-year-old Dennis Clougherty was a Vietnam vet preparing to start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Helen Morrow, 55, surely never imagined her fate when offering employment to a hired hand. And Eugene Martin, only […]

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes Story by Aaron Brilbeck WHOtv Staff Writer 8:50 AM CDT, July 30, 2010 Original Air Date: July 29, 2010   Onawa, IA – For Jody Ewing of Onawa, near Sioux City, this is her calling. Remembering the forgotten. Profiling cold, unsolved cases throughout […]

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines, 2-28-84

On February 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

(Courtesy photo: Special to the Register) This undated photo provided by the Downey family shows John Downey posing for a photo at the Leavenworth, Kan. U.S. Penitentiary. A new FBI technique for identifying bodies using low-quality fingerprints enabled authorities to identify human remains found in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1984, as those of Downey. Unidentified […]

The WHO-TV Iowa Cold Case Series: Enough? Or Barely Scratched the Surface?

On February 19, 2011, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

I can’t begin to tell you how enjoyable it has been working with Channel 13′s Aaron Brilbeck over the past 7-1/2 months and witnessing the dedication he’s brought to telling the stories behind many Iowa cold cases. To regularly interview family members who’ve lost loved ones to violent crime can be a daunting job. It […]

Marc Allen

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Marc James Warren Allen Missing Person NAME: Marc James Warren Allen AGE AT REPORT: 13 DOB: May 13, 1972 HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue WEIGHT: 85 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’00” CASE TYPE: Endangered Missing MISSING FROM: Des Moines, IA Polk County CASE NUMBER: 86-12999 NCIC NUMBER: M-190867573 NCMEC NUMBER: NCMC1053047 NAMUS MP NUMBER: 5790 MISSING SINCE: March […]

Frank Goff

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Frank Goff Homicide Earl “Frank” Goff 36 YOA 612 SE Jackson Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1977-35047 Date of Crime: September 23, 1977 Date of Death: September 24, 1977   By Aaron Brilbeck   July 22, 2010 | WHO-TV Channel 13 Des Moines   DES MOINES — Roxanne Beck was just entering […]

Martha Erickson

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Laurie Rhiner Martha “Marty” Erickson Martha “Marty” D. Erickson Homicide Martha “Marty” Diane Erickson 47 YOA DCI Case # 95-13479 Avon Lake Avon, IA Polk County November 21, 1995 Case Summary by Jody Ewing On Tuesday evening, November 21, 1995 — just over one day before Thanksgiving — Martha “Marty” Erickson, 47, was murdered […]

Phil Terrell

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Phil Terrell Homicide Philip G. Terrell 42 YOA Residence: Des Moines, IA Body found in Warren County March 2, 1994 Date Disappeared: December 24, 1993     August 26, 2010 report | By Aaron Brilbeck and Iowa Cold Cases   On Christmas Eve, 1993, Phil Terrell went for a walk near his home on […]

Julie Davis

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Julie Bell Davis Homicide Julie Bell Davis 33 YOA 613 E. 2nd Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1997-37722 August 28, 1997 Case summary by Jody Ewing On Thursday evening, August 28, 1997, Julie Davis, a 33-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa mother of two, was found brutally murdered inside Skyline Display’s satellite office on East […]