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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rhonda Knutson

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rhonda Anette Knutson Homicide Rhonda Anette Knutson 22 YOA Phillips 66 Convenience Store U.S. Highway 63 Williamstown / New Hampton, IA Chickasaw County (Jurisdiction) DCI Case Number: 92-07040 September 7, 1992   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Early on Monday, September 7, 1992, Rhonda Anette Knutson was murdered while working the 9 p.m. […]