Norma Jean Horgen

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Norma Jean Horgen Homicide Norma Jean Horgen 18 YOA DOB: February 15, 1948 DCI Case Number: 66-01036 Mason City, Iowa Cerro Gordo County September 10, 1966   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 1966, a fisherman found 18-year-old Norma Jean Horgen’s body near Clear Lake’s northwest shore. The […]

Elgin Strait

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elgin Hobert Strait (Courtesy Ancestry.com) Elgin Hobert Strait Homicide Elgin H. Strait 80 YOA 1302 S. Hampshire Ave. Mason City, Iowa Cerro Gordo County Case # 77-00254 March 18, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On March 18, 1977, Elgin Hobert Strait, an 80-year-old widower who lived alone, was found shot to death […]

Charles Hines

On February 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cerro Gordo County in Iowa  Mason City in Cerro Gordo County Charles Leroy “Pat” Hines Homicide Charles Hines 45 YOA 11 S. Delaware Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County August 2, 1975 Charles Leroy “Pat” Hines — a 45-year-old decorated Korean Conflict veteran — was found dead on the sidewalk outside the Delaware Tap at 11 S. […]

Gerald Best

On December 30, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gerald E. Best Homicide Gerald E. Best 50 YOA 4 N. Madison Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County December 30, 1999   Gerald Best was found stabbed to death on Dec. 30, 1999, in his apartment at 4 N. Madison Ave. in Mason City, Iowa. Medical Examiner David Sloan said the 50-year-old’s throat had […]

Andrew Hatges

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Joanna Hatzis Andrew “Andy” Hatges Andrew “Andy” Hatges Homicide Andrew Hatges 75 YOA 108 Virginia Ave. SE Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County March 8, 1968     Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Andrew “Andy” Hatges, 75, owner of the former West Vu Market located at 2601 Fourth St. S.W. in […]

Lucille DeVries

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Lucille Elaine DeVries Homicide Lucille Elaine DeVries 22 YOA 607 3rd Street NE Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County DCI Case # 63-00204 October 10, 1962   Case information provided by the Iowa DCI and Mason City Globe-Gazette       RECENT UPDATES The Globe Gazette’s Molly Montag spoke with Lucille DeVries’ surviving family members […]

John Snyder Jr.

On December 14, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

John Joseph Snyder Jr.   HOMICIDE: Suspect Acquitted at Trial   VICTIM: John J. Snyder Jr. AGE: 20 months old THE CRIME: First-degree Murder WHEN: July 20, 1994 WHERE: Taken from 10 S. Adams Ave., Apt. 1, Mason City in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa — child found dead in nearby Willow Creek the following day SUSPECT CHARGED: Michael Cisneros charged with first-degree […]

Mason City

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Mason City, Iowa         Missing Person Lillian Eileen Demaris Age at Report: 31 Date of Birth: May 12, 1921 Classification: Endangered Medical: Demaris is classified as disabled Missing from: Mason City, IA Missing Since: August 14, 1952 Lillian Eileen Demaris was last seen in Mason City, Iowa on August […]