Nathan Messer and Seth Anderson

On January 28, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Nathan Messer and Seth Anderson Double Homicide   SOLVED   Nathan David Messer, 20 Seth Anderson, 22 11612 140th Street Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County March 5, 2006   UPDATE On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, Wapello County jurors found Christopher Yenger guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nathan Messer and Seth Anderson. Investigators said […]

Holly Durben

On February 25, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Holly Rae Durben Homicide — SOLVED   Holly Rae Durben 29 YOA 2492 Highway 59 Shenandoah, Iowa Fremont County July 18, 2009   UPDATE Holly Durben and her family have received justice. On Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, Fremont County District Court Judge Timothy O’Grady found Brian Heath Davis, 35, guilty of first-degree murder in Holly’s […]

Mary Jayne Jones

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mary Jayne Jones Homicide — SOLVED Mary Jayne Jones 17 YOA Blakesburg, IA / Ottumwa, IA Wapello County Case Number: 74-00243 April 9, 1974   Mary Jayne Jones, 17, of Ottumwa, Iowa, was found slain in a farmhouse near Blakesburg, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 9, 1974. She had been sexually assaulted and shot once in […]

Lance DeWoody

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lance Lee DeWoody Homicide ARREST MADE –- CHARGES DROPPED NAME: Lance Lee DeWoody AGE: 22 RESIDENCE: North Liberty, IA CRIME LOCATION: Oakdale Campus CITY: Coralville, IA COUNTY: Johnson County DCI CASE NO. 85-04249 DATE OF CRIME: August 12, 1985 ARREST MADE: March 24, 2016 OBSTRUCTION OF PROSECUTION PLEA: January 31, 2017 MURDER CHARGES DROPPED: January […]

Elizabeth Syperda

On February 11, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda Missing Person — Homicide — SOLVED Age at Report: 22 DOB: May 13, 1978 Weight: 150 lbs. Height: 5′ 04″ Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Endangered / physical / homicide Missing From: Mount Pleasant, IA Henry County Investigating Agency: Mt. Pleasant Police Department Case #: 00-4376 NCIC #: M-670900255 NamUs MP […]

Judith Weeks

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Judith Kay Weeks Homicide — SOLVED Suspect Enters Alford Plea Judith Kay Weeks 44 YOA 1319 Second Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County April 4, 1999 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   UPDATE Courtesy photo AP/Iowa Dept. of Corrections Deshaun Lamonte Phillips, 34, was arrested in Shakopee, Minn., on Friday, August 16, 2013, and […]