Charles Sanders

On January 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Barbara Graves Charles Edward Sanders Charles Edward Sanders Homicide Charles Edward Sanders 67 YOA Court Ave. River Bridge Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1954-33401 April 15, 1954   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On Saturday, April 17, 1954, two Des Moines youth fishing along a river bank spotted a […]

Charlie Sanders: Mourned and Remembered

On April 17, 2010, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

April 15 marked 56 years since the body of 67-year-old Charles “Charlie” Edward Sanders was found in the river under the Court Avenue Bridge in downtown Des Moines. Sanders’ wallet was missing and he had been bludgeoned in the head. Sanders’ son-in-law, William Edward Graves, identified his father-in-law’s decomposed body. Sanders’ family members believe Charlie […]