Never Another New Year’s Celebration

On December 31, 2015, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859, he wasn’t thinking about the days leading up to Christmas, the short time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, or the beginning of yet another year without long awaited answers. Yet in the first few words of this remarkable novel, he seems to […]

Rashad Adair

On February 12, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Rashad DeMarco Adair, Sr. Homicide Rashad DeMarco Adair, Sr. 31 YOA 1410 Washington Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 12-38444 Shot: December 6, 2012 Died: Christmas Day, 2012 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Rashad Adair, Sr., a 31-year-old father of four, was shot six times on […]

Beth Ricketts

On February 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Beth Ann Ricketts Homicide Name: Beth Ann Ricketts Age at Report: 31 YOA 4000 Dubuque Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case # 1997-57018 NamUs MP # 17248 Last Seen Alive: Dec. 22, 1997 Reported Missing: Dec. 23, 1997   Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk […]