Dariusz Szczeponek

On June 19, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek Homicide Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek 25 YOA Annie’s Launderette 819 Sycamore St. Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Investigating Agency: Waterloo Police Department September 29, 1993   Information provided by Brice Lippert, Waterloo Police Department Black Hawk County in Iowa   Waterloo in Black Hawk County Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek, a 25-year-old University of Northern […]

Dennis Washburn

On March 8, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis Dwaine Washburn Undetermined Dennis Dwaine Washburn 69 YOA Edwards Street Near Longfellow Elementary School Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Date of Death: June 5, 2014 Incident Date: May 25, 2014     Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Dennis Dwaine Washburn — a 69-year-old United States Navy and Vietnam War veteran who didn’t […]

Norman Gant

On October 11, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Norman Carroll Gant Jr. Homicide Norman Carroll Gant Jr. 21 YOA 1800 block of Tremont Street Cedar Falls, Iowa Black Hawk County Sunday, June 1, 2014         Two years after Cedar Falls murder, family still asking for answers, KWWL.com, airdate June 8, 2016     Norman Carroll Gant Jr., 21, of Waterloo, […]

Joyce Jefferson

On April 19, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Joyce Ann Jefferson Homicide Joyce Ann Jefferson 23 YOA 1700 block of Black Hawk Road Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Reported Missing: Thursday, Sept. 29, 1983 Body Found: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1983   Joyce Ann Jefferson, a 23-year-old mother of three young children, was reported missing from Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1983. Her badly […]

Gladys Held

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa   Waterloo in Black Hawk County Gladys Dorothy Held Homicide Gladys Dorothy Held 83 YOA Walnut Court Retirement Home 315 Walnut St., Apt. 321 Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 8, 1993   Gladys D. Held, an 83-year-old retired personal secretary, was beaten and strangled at a Waterloo senior citizens […]

Ruben Lara

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa   Waterloo in Black Hawk County Ruben Lara, Jr. Hit-and-Run Homicide Ruben Lara, Jr. 40 YOA Highway 218 Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 8, 2000   Ruben Lara Jr., a 40-year-old construction worker who lived at 3450 Ellington St. in Waterloo, was killed in a hit-and-run homicide early Friday […]

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, […]

Marlon Barber

On October 9, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Marlon Terrell Barber, Jr. Homicide Marlon Terrell Barber, Jr. 15 YOA 2000 block of Jackson St. Dubuque, Iowa Dubuque County October 20, 2012   On Oct. 20, 2012, Marlon Barber, Jr., a 15-year-old Dubuque teen, was shot in the chest and stomach as he and his friends walked away from a party. He died soon […]

Becky Lawless

On October 5, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Becky Simpson Lawless Hit-and-Run Homicide Becky Simpson Lawless 59 YOA Washington St. and W. Mullan Ave. Waterloo, IA (jurisdiction) Black Hawk County April 9, 2012   Becky Simpson Lawless, 59, of Waterloo, was apparently walking home from a tavern in the early morning hours on Monday, April 9, 2012, when she was struck by a […]

Cartha Pearson

On July 12, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cartha “Jack” Pearson Homicide Cartha “Jack” Pearson 26 YOA Alley between 100 block of Sumner and Cottage streets; 200 block of Linn Street Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County July 29, 1993   Cartha “Jack” Pearson, 26, of 714 South View Drive in Waterloo, Iowa, was found dead in his car Thursday, July 29, 1993, from […]