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The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959) 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 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological order. If you know of a case not listed here or have information you’d like included […]
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 n Saturday, April 17, 1954, two Des Moines youth fishing along a river bank spotted a body floating […]
Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Polk County. Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]
Cold Cases in Des Moines, Iowa Note: Individual pages and case summaries for many of these victims are currently being compiled. If you have any information or photos you’d be willing to share, please email us or send via our Contact form. You may also contact the Des Moines Police Department at […]