Never Another New Year’s Celebration

On December 31, 2015, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

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 […]

Boyd Novinger

On February 7, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Boyd George Novinger Homicide Boyd George Novinger 77 YOA Bedford, IA Taylor County DCI Case # 97-13903 December 27, 1997   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Boyd George Novinger, 77, was killed in his Bedford, Iowa home on Saturday, December 27, 1997. Novinger’s son-in-law and business partner, H. Keith Taylor, was first on scene […]


On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Bedford, Iowa           Missing Person: Colleen Simpson Age at Report: 14 DOB: December 5, 1960 Missing From: Bedford, IA Taylor County Date Reported Missing: October 5, 1975 Colleen Simpson was reported missing to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office in Bedford on October 5, 1975. She was last seen at […]

Taylor County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Taylor County, Iowa     Homicide Pansy May Turnbull 17 YOA Street Fair Clearfield, Iowa Ringgold and Taylor counties August 26, 1926 On Thursday afternoon, August 26, 1926, Pansy May Turnbull, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Turnbull of Diagonal, Iowa, was found drugged and beaten after attending a Street […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

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 […]