Timothy Friedel

On March 17, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa  Des Moines in Polk County Timothy Friedel Suspicious Death Timothy Friedel 25 YOA Wooded Area Northwest Des Moines Polk County June 6, 1974 imothy Friedel, 25, of 5419 Ovid Ave., Des Moines, was found dead in a water-filled ditch in northwest Des Moines on Thursday, June 6, 1974. According to one of Friedel’s […]


On October 27, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Coggon, Iowa   Homicide Carl Anthony Brunen 81 YOA Coggon, Iowa Ryan, Iowa Delaware County DCI Case # 72-00427 November 8, 1972 On Wednesday, November 8, 1972, just one day before his 82nd birthday, Carl Anthony Brunen was beaten to death in front of his rural Delaware County home six miles northwest of Coggon, […]

Paul Brule

On June 28, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Paul M. Brule Homicide Paul Michael Brule 30 YOA 2118 Sixth Avenue Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County July 25, 1998 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing aul Michael Brule, a 30-year-old Council Bluffs, Iowa man who received $10,000 weekly payouts from lottery winnings, was slain in his Sixth Avenue home in the early morning hours […]

Steven Barrette

On December 2, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Clinton County in Iowa  Clinton in Clinton County Steven F. Barrette Undetermined Steven F. Barrette 20 YOA Clinton, IA Clinton County June 5-6, 1976 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing teven Barrette, a 20-year-old Army veteran, was killed in early June 1976 during a weekend camping trip. On Tuesday evening, June 8, 1976, Clinton police arrived at the […]

Matthew Owen

On January 29, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Matthew John Owen Homicide Matthew John Owen 90 YOA 107 Gas Light Ct. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County January 18, 2013 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Matthew John Owen, who went by the name M. John Owen, was found dead on the kitchen floor of his 107 Gas Light Ct. SW home in […]

James Chamberlain

On December 15, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa Ottumwa in Wapello County James Lewis Chamberlain Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County May 25, 1893 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing James Chamberlain, a carpenter who lived on Ottumwa’s south side, was found lying in mud and water in the Des Moines River beneath […]

Melvin Price

On April 1, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Fremont County in Iowa  Riverton in Fremont County Melvin Price Homicide Melvin Price 26 YOA Iowa Highway 42 Riverton, IA Last seen alive leaving the VFW Club Hamburg, IA Fremont County November 17, 1974 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing round 4:30 a.m. early Sunday morning, November 17, 1974, a passing Farragut truck driver discovered a body […]

Judith Reed

On February 4, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Clinton County in Iowa Goose Lake in Clinton County Judith I. Reed Homicide Judith I. Reed 38 YOA Crime Location: Goose Lake, IA Death Location: Charlotte, IA Clinton County December 27, 1974 udith Reed, 38, was engaged in an altercation outside the Welcome Inn tavern in Goose Lake, Iowa, on Thursday, December 26, 1974, at which time […]

William Thomas

On April 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa Des Moines in Polk County William Thomas Homicide William Thomas 70 YOA 1213 Jefferson Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1979-35742 September 9, 1979 illiam Thomas, 70, was struck in the head in the early morning hours on Sunday, September 9, 1979, after leaving a local Des Moines bar. […]

Michael Booth

On March 27, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Michael J. Booth Homicide Michael Jerome Booth 45 YOA 510 15th St. #21 Des Moines, IA Polk County DMPD Case Number: 1997-17132 April 26, 1997 n Saturday, April 26, 1997, an apartment building maintenance man discovered the deceased body of Michael Jerome Booth, 45, in apartment #21 at 510 15th Street. Booth, who’d joined the […]