John Jeffery

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Pamela Jeffery Chandler John Wayne Jeffery John Wayne Jeffery Homicide John Wayne Jeffery 31 YOA 1018 E. 12th Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1990-21313 May 29, 1990   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing John Wayne Jeffery, 31, was shot to death late Tuesday night, May 29, 1990, while sitting […]

Cecil Gaddy

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cecil Travis Gaddy Homicide Cecil Travis Gaddy 19 YOA 315 E. Shaw St. Osceola, IA Clarke County January 31, 2004 Case summary by Jody Ewing and Aaron Brilbeck   Cecil Travis Gaddy found happiness in many things. He worked as a farm hand and repaired small engines. He taught himself to play guitar and enjoyed […]

Bobbi Crawford

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13 A single mom, Bobbi Crawford raised her son and was just beginning to enjoy her new role as a grandmother. Roberta E. “Bobbi” Crawford Homicide Roberta E. “Bobbi” Crawford 53 YOA 2 Sixth Avenue NW Hampton, IA Franklin County November 17, 1999   Case summary by Jody Ewing and Aaron […]

Evelyn Miller

On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Evelyn Celeste Miller Homicide — SOLVED Casey Frederiksen Found GUILTY, Sentenced to Two Life Sentences Evelyn Celeste Miller 5 YOA 1781 Quarry Road, Apt. #4 Floyd, Iowa Floyd County July 1, 2005         * Editor’s Note: The information in this case summary contains graphic information that may offend or disturb some readers. UPDATE Casey […]

Paul Knockel

On January 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Paul Joseph Knockel Missing Person Name: Paul Joseph Knockel Age at Report: 53 DOB: October 26, 1937 Weight: 265 lbs. Height: 5′ 10″ Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Incident Type: Endangered / physical Missing From: 2105 Washington St. Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Investigating Agency: Dubuque Police Department Case Number: 90-31654 NCIC Number: M-460734448 NamUs MP # […]

Kimberly Ratliff

On January 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Kimberly Marie Ratliff Homicide Kimberly Marie Ratliff 22 YOA Residence: 1806 Tostevin St., Council Bluffs Body Moved To: 1414 West Broadway Council Bluffs, Iowa Pottawattamie County Investigating Agency: Council Bluffs Police Department Body Found: January 12, 1999 Est. DOD: January 9, 1999   Case summary by Jody Ewing and Aaron Brilbeck   On Tuesday, January […]

Gregory Howell

On December 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregory John Howell Missing Person, Homicide Strongly Suspected Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines Gregory Howell with his son. Howell went missing from Fort Dodge in January 2005, and homicide is suspected in his unsolved disappearance.   NAME: Gregory John Howell AGE AT REPORT: 44 DOB: October 4, 1960 RACE: White HEIGHT: 5’07” WEIGHT: […]

Eugene Martin

On December 30, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Eugene Wade Martin Missing Person Name: Eugene Wade Martin Age at Report: 13 YOA DOB: August 17, 1970 Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Weight: 110 lbs. Height: 5’00” Case Number: 8430464 NCIC Number: M-129642239 NCMEC Number: NCMC601815 NamUs MP # 6348 […]

Melisa Gregory and Steven Fisher

On December 11, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Melisa Lynn Gregory and Steven Joseph Fisher Double Homicide Arrest Made / Jury Trial / Suspect Acquitted This case is officially “cleared” with investigators, but they will review any new leads that point to a different suspect. Melisa Gregory, 17 Steven Fisher, 20 Copper Dollar Ranch Newton, IA Jasper County Case # 83-1119 March 3, 1983 […]

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines, Oct. 25, 2005

On December 10, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

‘John Doe’ Unidentified White Male — SOLVED Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines The man known for nine years only as “John Doe 2005” has been identified as Robert “Bryan” McMahon.   UPDATE Channel 13 Investigation Helps Close Cold Case From WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines, By Aaron Brilbeck November 12, 2014 Robert Bryan […]