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The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological order. If you know of a case not listed here or have information you’d like included […]
Cold Cases in Guthrie Center, Iowa Homicide Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County January 18, 1950 On Wednesday, January 18, 1950, the body of Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel — a retired farmer who lived alone in a one-room shack on Guthrie Center’s south side — was discovered near […]
Cold Cases in Guthrie County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Guthrie County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page. Homicide Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County […]
Guthrie County in Iowa Guthrie Center in Guthrie County Alonzo Beghtel Homicide Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County January 18, 1950 lonzo “Lon” Beghtel, an 81-year-old retired farmer, was beaten to death near his Guthrie Center, Iowa, home on Wednesday, January 18, 1950. A 200-foot trail of blood led Guthrie County […]