Charles Plucar

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Benton County in Iowa   Luzerne in Benton County Charles Albert Plucar Homicide Charles Albert Plucar 74 YOA 16th Avenue Road Luzerne, Iowa Benton County DCI Case # 77-00373 June 22, 1977   Courtesy Cedar Rapids Gazette BCI Agent Darwin Chapman removes evidence from a pillow taken from the home. Charles “Charlie” Albert Plucar, a […]

Amos Jellison

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Benton County in Iowa   Blairstown in Benton County Amos Wesley Jellison Homicide Amos Wesley Jellison 74 YOA 306 Prospect St. NE Blairstown, IA Benton County DCI Case Number: 81-04503 August 2, 1981 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Amos Jellison, a 74-year-old former railroad employee, was bludgeoned to death in his Blairstown, Iowa, mobile […]

Myrtle Cook

On January 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Myrtle Cook Homicide Myrtle Underwood Cook 51 YOA 703 Third Avenue Vinton, IA Benton County September 7, 1925   Myrtle Cook, 51, was sitting near the window of her Vinton, Iowa, home, rewriting and rehearsing aloud her speech to an upcoming Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) meeting when she was shot through the home’s window. […]

James Huff Jr.

On December 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

James Charles Huff, Jr. Homicide James Charles Huff, Jr. 26 YOA 3319 56th Street Trail Center Point, IA Two miles SE of Urbana, IA Between Linn and Benton counties DCI Case # 77-00102 Crime Date: January 1, 1977 Date of Death: January 5, 1977   James Charles Huff, Jr., a farm hand who worked at […]

Center Point

On November 27, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Center Point, Iowa           Homicide James Charles Huff, Jr. 26 YOA 3319 56th Street Trail Center Point, IA Two miles SE of Urbana, IA Between Linn and Benton counties DCI Case #77-00102 Crime Date: January 1, 1977 Date of Death: January 5, 1977 James Charles Huff, Jr., a […]

Vinton

On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Vinton, Iowa           Homicide Myrtle Cook 51 YOA 703 Third Ave. Vinton, IA Benton County September 7, 1925 Myrtle Cook, a Klanswoman and president of the Benton County Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), was shot and killed on September 7, 1925, after publicizing the names of suspected bootleggers. […]

Benton County

On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Benton County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Benton County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide Myrtle Cook 51 YOA 703 Third Ave. Vinton, IA Benton […]