September 7, 1925 – 1992

On September 7, 2017, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Today marks four cold case anniversaries, dating from Sept. 7, 1925 to Sept. 7, 1992 … nearly seven decades … but families are still awaiting answers. All four victims could have changed countless lives had their own not been so abruptly cut short. Myrtle Underwood Cook, 51, sat near a window in her Vinton, Iowa, […]


On March 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Shellsburg, Iowa         Homicide James Charles Huff, Jr. 26 YOA Shellsburg and Vinton, IA Benton County Case Number: 77-00102 January 1, 1977 On his 26th birthday, November 24, 1976, James Charles Huff, Jr. began a new job as a hired hand working for Lindsey Edgar “Ed” Huelsenbeck northeast of […]

John Albert Rose

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

John Albert Rose Homicide John Albert Rose 35 YOA Vinton, IA Benton County Case Number: 78-02418 April 21, 1978   Case information provided by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Cedar Rapids Gazette   Four days after his 35th birthday, John Albert Rose was shot in the head in Benton County, Iowa, while visiting […]


On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Luzerne, IA         Homicide Charles Plucar 74 YOA Luzerne, IA (Benton County) Case Number: 77-00373 June 22, 1977 On June 22, 1977, Charles Plucar was found dead in his home from gunshot wounds.


On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Blairstown, Iowa           Homicide Amos Wesley Jellison 74 YOA 306 Prospect St. NE Blairstown, IA Benton County DCI Case Number: 81-04503 August 2, 1981 On Sunday night, August 2, 1981, Amos Wesley Jellison, 74, was bludgeoned to death in his Blairstown, Iowa, mobile home.