Ronald Westwick

On January 8, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Ronald Eugene Westwick Missing Person NAME: Ronald Eugene Westwick AGE AT REPORT: 34 DOB: October 26, 1944 WEIGHT: 240 lbs. HEIGHT: 6’02” HAIR: Grey EYES: Brown INCIDENT TYPE: Mental/physical disability MISSING FROM: Ames, IA Story County AGENCY CASE NUMBER: 79-1262 NCIC NUMBER: M-200841490 NAMUS NUMBER: 24306 MISSING SINCE: March 12, 1979     The following […]

Aaron Marr

On October 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Aaron Michael Marr Homicide Aaron Michael Marr 37 YOA 210 S. Second Street Ames, IA Story County September 22, 2007   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Aaron Marr, 37, died Saturday night, Sept. 22, 2007, after suffering several stab wounds to his back and neck in his Ames, Iowa, apartment. At approximately 9:53 p.m., […]


On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Colo, IA           Homicide Sheila Jean Collins 18 YOA Case # 68-00287 ISU Student Last seen in Ames, IA Body found near Colo, IA Story County January 26, 1968 On Friday, January 26, 1968, 18-year-old ISU coed Sheila Jean Collins accepted a ride to her hometown from a […]

James Morris

On March 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Story County in Iowa   Ames in Story County James Wesley Morris Homicide James W. “Jimmy” Morris (a.k.a. “Jimmy Morise”) 58 YOA 203 E. Lincoln Way Ames, IA Story County October 27, 1991   Four days before Halloween in 1991, James Wesley “Jimmy” Morris — a.k.a. James Morise and Jimmy Morise — was found beaten […]

Chad Schwab

On February 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Chad James Schwab Open Case with Iowa DCI Chad James Schwab 30 YOA Southbound I-35 Rest Area Story County, IA Investigating Agency: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation August 10, 2004 Case summary by Jody Ewing On August 10, 2004, a white male’s badly decomposed body was discovered several hundred yards behind the Southbound Interstate 35 […]

Sheila Collins

On January 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette Sheila Jean Collins Sheila Jean Collins Homicide Sheila Jean Collins 18 YOA Iowa State University Student Home Residence: Evanston, Ill. Last seen in Ames, IA Found in Rural Colo, IA Story County (jurisdiction) Case # 68-00287 Last Seen Alive: January 26, 1968 Body Found: January 28, 1968   Case Summary […]


On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Nevada, Iowa         Homicide: Sheila Jean Collins 18 YOA Case # 68-00287 Near Nevada, Iowa Story County (jurisdiction) January 26, 1968 On Sunday, January 28, 1968, Sheila Jean Collins, 18, of Evanston, Ill., was found lying face-down in a ditch off a gravel road four miles east of Nevada, […]


On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Ames, Iowa         Note: Some of these cases may fall under the jurisdiction of the Story County Sheriff’s Office. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes. Please see the individual case summary pages for more information on how to contact the appropriate law enforcement agencies for each case.   […]

Story County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Story County *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Story 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 Henry William Chavis 55 YOA Highway 69 Ames, IA Story County (jurisdiction) November […]

Iowa Cold Cases Welcomes First Intern

On January 16, 2010, in Media, News, by Jody Ewing

Iowa Cold Cases is pleased to introduce our first intern, Rebecca Russell. Rebecca earned her Criminal Justice diploma at Iowa Central Community College and currently attends Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny as well as Grand View University in Des Moines, where she plans to major in Criminology. Following graduation, her goal is […]