Sherrie and Victoria Martin

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dubuque County in Iowa   Dubuque in Dubuque County Sherrie Lee Martin and Victoria Lynne Martin Double Homicide Sherrie Lee Martin, 8 YOA Victoria Lynne Martin, 4 YOA DCI Case # 65-00461 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County March 6, 1965   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Sisters Sherrie Lee Martin, 8, and Victoria Lynne Martin, […]

Lloyd Patrick

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mahaska County in Iowa   Oskaloosa in Mahaska County Lloyd John Patrick Homicide Lloyd John Patrick 85 YOA DCI Case # 82-05758 Rural Route 5 Oskaloosa, IA Mahaska County October 27, 1982   On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1982, retired Oskaloosa farmer Lloyd John Patrick, 85, was murdered in his rural Mahaska County home before someone […]

Ross McConnell

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Ross Reynold McConnell Homicide Ross Reynold McConnell 47 YOA 1604 Tichenor St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 71-29236 Crime Date: June 26, 1971 Date of Death: July 7, 1971     Ross R. McConnell, 47, died July 7, 1971, of burns suffered at his home June 26 in a fire that investigators later […]

Ricky Morehouse

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Robin Morehouse “Little Ricky” Morehouse III Ricky Neal Morehouse, III Homicide Ricky Neal Morehouse, III 2 YOA (25 months old) 165 Cherry Street Kent, IA Union County Case Number: 01-03131 March 3, 2001             The Latest Family of boy killed in 2001 fire says officials are not doing […]

Mamie Sime

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mamie Sime Homicide Mamie Sime 74 YOA Broad Street-extended Rolfe, IA Pocahontas County DCI Case # 81-01956 March 31, 1981   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 1981, a fire broke out in the home of Mamie Sime on the outskirts of Rolfe, Iowa. Firemen answered the […]

Dillon Luna

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cerro Gordo County in Iowa   Mason City in Cerro Gordo County Dillon James Luna Homicide Dillon James Luna 15 days old 1429 N. Federal Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County April 30, 1992   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Dillon Luna, the 15-day-old son of Joseph and Christine Luna, was found […]

John and Janet Taylor

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

John and Janet Taylor Double Homicide John Budd Taylor, 54 YOA Janet Faye Taylor, 52 YOA 2223 E. Maple Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1999-29020 August 3, 1999   Case summary by Jody Ewing   John and Janet Taylor — both in their 50s — were found dead in their burning home early […]

Cecil Gaddy

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cecil Travis Gaddy Homicide Cecil Travis Gaddy 19 YOA 315 E. Shaw St. Osceola, IA Clarke County January 31, 2004   Case summary by Jody Ewing and Aaron Brilbeck   Cecil Travis Gaddy found happiness in many things. He worked as a farm hand and repaired small engines. He taught himself to play guitar and […]

Karen Christensen and Larry Wells

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Double Homicide Karen Ann Christensen, 27 Larry Gordon Wells, 25 Near Coralville Reservoir Coralville, IA Johnson County August 26, 1975 Case summary by Jody Ewing On Labor Day, September 1, 1975, two young motorcyclists discovered the charred bodies of two persons inside a scorched pickup truck near the Coralville Reservoir in Johnson County, Iowa. The […]


On November 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Norwalk, Iowa         Homicide Janet LaFratte 35 YOA Norwalk, IA Warren County Case # 73-00272 June 20, 1973 On June 20, 1973, Janet LaFratte was reported missing by her husband at 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. her body was found floating in a farm pond behind the LaFratte home. […]