Never Another New Year’s Celebration

On December 31, 2015, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859, he wasn’t thinking about the days leading up to Christmas, the short time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, or the beginning of yet another year without long awaited answers. Yet in the first few words of this remarkable novel, he seems to capture […]

Annamarie Rittman

On April 28, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Annamarie Rittman Hit-and-Run Homicide Annamarie Rittman 46 YOA Lowe’s Parking Lot Altoona, IA Polk County December 27, 2005   nnamarie Rittman, a 46-year-old employee at the Lowe’s Store in Altoona, Iowa, was struck down by a pickup that swerved into her on December 27, 2005. The mother of three was walking through the store’s parking lot […]

Altoona

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Altoona, Iowa         Homicide Gregory Neal Dickey Altoona, IA (Polk County) Case # 75-00248 February 18, 1975 On February 18, 1975, Trooper Charles Black impounded a green 1966 Ford van bearing a 1973 Washington license plate L84590 that had been found on Interstate 80 at the eastbound “on” ramp […]

Polk County

On October 19, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Polk County.   Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]

Homicides 2000 – Present

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (2000 – present) 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 the year 2000 to the present, and are […]