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When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859, he wasn’t thinking about the days leading up to Christmas, the short time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, or the beginning of yet another year without long awaited answers. Yet in the first few words of this remarkable novel, he seems to capture […]
Courtesy Sioux City Police Department Betty Swetnam, 74, suffered a brutal and violet death in this west-side Sioux City, Iowa home. The elderly woman operated a massage business out of her basement. Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Swetnam Homicide Betty J. Swetnam 73 YOA 1610 West 19th St. Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County December 31, 1993 etty Swetnam, […]
Cold Cases in Sioux City, IA Homicide Rev. George Haddock 56 YOA Corner of 3rd and Water streets Sioux City, IA Woodbury County August 3, 1886 Just after 10 p.m. on August 3, 1886, the Reverend George Haddock of Sioux City, Iowa, was shot as he left his buggy at the […]
Cold Cases in Woodbury County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Woodbury County, though many may fall under the jurisdiction of the Sioux City Police Department or other cities/townships within Woodbury County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Woodbury County. Cases are listed in chronological order […]
The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]
In the last week or so, I’ve been able to get six more victim pages added to the Iowa Cold Cases website. Four are unsolved homicides and two are missing persons cases. More details are still needed for some — particularly the missing persons cases — and we hope to have that information soon. Brief overviews of each case […]