Solved

On March 11, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

SOLVED / CLOSED / CLEARED BY EXCEPTIONAL MEANS The cases listed below represent Iowa cold cases where arrests have been made since we first began tracking the state’s unsolved cases in December 2005. It includes cases where suspects have been convicted or acquitted, cases solved by exceptional means, and cases currently making their way through […]

Cold Case Arrests and Pending Trials

On March 29, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Case Arrests and Pending Trials NOTE: We make every effort to keep this list current, but trials are often continued for a number of reasons. If you’re aware of changes in a trial date, please email us at info@iowacoldcases.org. Thank you in advance. On Friday, May 18, 2018, Drew Alan Mangler, 23, of Dubuque, […]

Cora Okonski

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Tama News-Herald Cora Ann Okonski Cora Ann Okonski Homicide — SOLVED 17 Years After Okonski’s disappearance, her fiancé, Tait Purk, is charged, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder; Judge goes on to overturn jury’s verdict; Purk retried and found guilty of second-degree murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison.   VICTIM: Cora Ann […]

Susan Kersten

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Susan Pearl Kersten Homicide   ARREST MADE IN 20-YEAR-OLD HOMICIDE Suspect Enters Alford Plea         The Victim: Susan Pearl (Bollinger) Kersten 38 YOA Iowa City, Iowa Johnson County Case Number: 95-11388 September 24, 1995   LATEST UPDATES “A twisted form of justice” with Alford Plea Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 — Steven J. […]

Corey Wieneke

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Winks Bar & Grill, Facebook Corey Lee Wieneke Corey Lee Wieneke Homicide — ARREST MADE Corey Lee Wieneke 22 YOA Route 1 West Liberty, IA Muscatine County Case # 92-08083 Crime Date: October 13, 1992 Arrest Made: May 31, 2018 Scheduled Trial Date: March 4, 2019   UPDATE — Iowa cold case: Arrest […]

West Liberty

On November 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in West Liberty, Iowa       Homicide — Arrest Made Corey Lee Wieneke 22 YOA Route 1 West Liberty, IA (Muscatine County) Case # 92-08083 Crime Date: October 13, 1992 Arrest Date: May 31, 2018 Corey Wieneke, 22, was found bludgeoned to death in his rural West Liberty home on Tuesday, Oct. […]