Juanita Lagrone

On June 30, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Quad-City Times Juanita L. Lagrone was beaten to death with a baseball bat on her 56th birthday. Juanita L. Lagrone Homicide Juanita L. Lagrone 56 YOA 2809 E. Douglas Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 14-9854 Died on Sunday, April 13, 2014   Case Summary […]

Henry Nurre

On January 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

The above photo, courtesy W. Safford at findagrave.com, shows (as part of the photo) Henry Nurre’s birth-to-death years as 1914-1890. The correct birth year is 1814, but Iowa Cold Cases has kept the image intact as is customary when using from cited sources. John Bernard “Henry” Nurre Homicide John Bernard “Henry” Nurre 76 YOA Sugar […]

Lyman Elledge

On November 30, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo David Elledge Lyman Samuel Elledge Lyman Samuel Elledge Homicide Lyman Samuel Elledge 65 YOA Colesburg, IA Delaware County September 28, 1951 Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Delaware County in Iowa   Colesburg in Delaware County Lyman Elledge, 65, was found bludgeoned to death on the front lawn of the Barney Wiskus home […]

Dennis First

On March 18, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis Lee First Homicide Dennis Lee First 64 YOA Hawthorne Hills Apartments 2249 C St. SW, #5 Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County May 11, 2007   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Dennis Lee First, 64, died early Friday morning, May 11, 2007, after being stabbed and beaten at his efficiency apartment located at […]

Hilda Fletcher

On March 17, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Woodbury County in Iowa   Sioux City in Woodbury County Mrs. Hilda Fletcher Homicide Hilda Fletcher 53 YOA Sioux City, IA Woodbury County December 15, 1958 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Hilda Fletcher was found beneath a blood-splattered bed in her Sioux City, Iowa, home on December 15, 1958. The 53-year-old died of a […]

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 — SOLVED 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 Trial Date: March 4, 2019 Mistrial Declared: March 12, 2019 New Trial Scheduled for: […]

Margaret Feige

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Margaret Ellen Feige Homicide Margaret Ellen Feige 88 YOA 4030 N.W. First St. Saylor Township north of Des Moines Polk County May 22, 2008   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Margaret Feige, 88, was found dead in the early morning hours on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in the laundry room of the Saylor […]

Lana Anderson

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lana Jane Anderson Homicide Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Lana J. Anderson 43 YOA 200 Dickman Rd. #197 Bldg 204 Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1991-19466 May 10, 1991   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Lana Jane Anderson, 43, a Waukon, Iowa, native, was beaten to […]

Wilbur Brown

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wilbur E. Brown Homicide Wilbur E. Brown 47 YOA 603 West 5th St. Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County September 14, 1997     Case summary provided by the Sioux City Police Department Woodbury County in Iowa   Sioux City in Woodbury County On September 14, 1997, around 5:30 a.m., a Sioux City resident returning home […]