Danny Baker

On November 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linn County in Iowa   Cedar Rapids in Linn County Danny Baker Homicide Danny Baker 28 YOA 617 18th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 28, 1983   Danny Baker, a 28-year-old father of four, was shot in the back Monday night, Nov. 28, 1983, in the driveway of his brother-in-law’s southwest Cedar […]

Villisca Axe Murders

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

The Villisca Axe Murders   Montgomery County in Iowa   Villisca in Montgomery County Multiple Murders Josiah B. “Joe” Moore, 43 Sarah (Montgomery) Moore, 39 Herman Moore, 11 Katherine Moore, 10 Boyd Moore, 7 Paul Moore, 5 Lena Stillinger, 12 Ina Stillinger, 8 508 E. 2nd St. Villisca, IA Montgomery County June 10, 1912   […]

6-day-old’s “Slam Dunk” Murder Case Remains Open

On February 19, 2011, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette 6-day-old Shane Lass’s death came just shy of four years after that of his 10-day-old sister, Tamara Lynn Lass. Nineteen years ago today, new mother Teri Lass, 29, claimed her 6-day-old son, Shane Alex Lass, was kidnapped from her unlocked car outside the Norwalk, Iowa, post office while she went […]

Jamar Magett

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jamar K. Magett Homicide Jamar K. Magett 19 YOA 1400 block of Fifth Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County May 10, 1999   Jamar Magett, 19, of Chicago, Ill., was shot in the forehead and chest while standing in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on May 10, 1999. […]

Dolores Hornung

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dolores Antonia “Toni” Martinez Hornung Homicide Dolores Antonia “Toni” Martinez Hornung 48 YOA DCI Case # 99-01605 Keokuk, IA Lee County February 14, 1999     Dolores A. “Toni” (Martinez) Hornung, 48, was shot to death in her Keokuk, Iowa home with a 30-30 rifle early Sunday morning on Valentine’s Day, 1999. Lee County in […]

Debbie Laubenthal and Ray Henkins

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Double Homicide Debbie Rose Laubenthal Raymond Morris Henkins Debbie Laubenthal, 18 YOA, of Bancroft, IA DOB: November 17, 1957 Raymond Henkins, 30 YOA, of Emmetsburg, IA DOB: August 28, 1946 Killed near Depew, IA Palo Alto County Criminal Case No. 3327 Date: October 23, 1976   Case summary by Jody Ewing On Saturday morning, Oct. […]

Jackie Shireman

On January 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jackie Shireman (Courtesy Telegraph Herald) Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Shireman Homicide Jackie Shireman 21 YOA Marino’s Meal on a Bun 1296 Central Ave. Dubuque, IA Dubuque County January 4, 1975   On Saturday, Jan. 4, 1975, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a customer at Dubuque’s “Marino’s Meal on a Bun” found waitress Jackie Shireman lying in a […]

John and Michelle Franklin

On January 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

John Franklin Sr. and Michelle Franklin Double Homicide John Franklin, Sr., 35 Michelle Franklin, 22 702 Mill Street Eddyville, IA Wapello County January 3, 1978   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing John Franklin, Sr., 35, a central Iowa factory worker, and his 22-year-old wife Michelle were shot to death in their Eddyville, Iowa, home […]

Amber Hayes

On December 30, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Amber Marie Hayes Homicide Amber Marie Hayes 7-1/2 months old Case # 88-02703 603 Clay St. Muscatine, Iowa Muscatine County June 9, 1988     Case summary by Jody Ewing Amber Marie Hayes, 7-1/2 months old, was reported missing by her mother, Mary Hayes, at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 1988. Four days later, […]

Tamara Lass

On December 26, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Tamara Lynn Lass Undetermined Tamara Lynn Lass 10 days old Norwalk, IA Warren County March 1, 1988   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, March 1, 1988, Teri Lass of Norwalk, Iowa, claimed she found her 10-day-old infant daughter, Tamara Lynn Lass, unresponsive. The child was later pronounced dead. With no visible injuries, […]