Matthew Carter

On August 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Matthew Adam Carter Hit-and-Run Homicide NAME: Matthew Adam Carter AGE: 21 CRIME: Hit-and-Run Homicide CRIME LOCATION: Jones-Delaware Rd., Southwest of Hopkinton, Iowa COUNTY: Delaware County JURISDICTION: Delaware County Sheriff’s Office DATE OF CRIME: Sunday, July 9, 2006     Eight days after a new Iowa hit-and-run law went into effect, Matthew Adam Carter, 21, was […]

Neal Townsend

On June 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Neal Robert Townsend Homicide Neal Robert Townsend Age: 29 Lifelong Anamosa, Iowa, resident (Jones County) Died at Alola Apartments Lava Hot Springs, Idaho Bannock County, Idaho Investigating Agency: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office End of Watch: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1975   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Note: Though Neal Townsend died in Lava Hot […]

Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders

On August 23, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

About Gone Cold   Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders is a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in state history. The weekly series will feature a number of the state’s 438 unsolved murders, with articles published simultaneously across the state in […]

Craig Petersen

On May 26, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Craig Allen Petersen Undetermined – Suspected Homicide Craig Allen Petersen 20 YOA Home Residence: Blue Grass, Iowa Scott County Body found in Mississippi River Montpelier, Iowa Muscatine County September 28, 1986   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Twenty-year-old Craig Allen Petersen of Blue Grass, Iowa, died just over one day after a female teenager […]

Kim Loose

On November 5, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Kimberly Renea “Kim” Loose Suspicious Death Kimberly Renea Loose 16 YOA Home Residence: Blue Grass, Iowa Crime Scene: Walcott Mobile Home Park Walcott, Iowa Scott County (Investigating Agency) Case Number: 86-45205 September 26, 1986   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Kimberly R. “Kim” Loose, 16, died Friday, September 26, 1986, in rural Walcott, […]

James Booher

On October 22, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

James “Jim Bob” Booher (Courtesy The Gazette) James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher Presumed Homicide Name: James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher At at Report: 51 YOA DOB: March 30, 1963 Weight: 185 lbs. Height: 5’08” Hair: Unknown or completely bald Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Involuntary/Suspicious Residence: Marion, Iowa Last Seen: 5900 block of Fourth Street SW […]

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 […]

Jacob Biretz

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa   Waterloo in Black Hawk County Jacob J. “Jake” Biretz Homicide Jacob “Jake” Biretz 87 YOA 311 Lafayette St., Apt. B Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 10, 1993   Jacob “Jake” Biretz, an 87-year-old retired mechanic, was found dead in his apartment at a Waterloo retirement home on Friday, […]

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 […]

Dexter Meeks

On April 12, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette Dexter Lashun Meeks Dexter Lashun “Big Ham” Meeks Homicide Dexter Lashun “Big Ham” Meeks 22 YOA 211 15th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County June 26, 2011   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   Dexter Lashun Meeks, 22, known to his friends as “Big Ham,” was shot in the […]