Mary Jayne Jones

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mary Jayne Jones Homicide — SOLVED Mary Jayne Jones 17 YOA Blakesburg, IA / Ottumwa, IA Wapello County Case Number: 74-00243 April 9, 1974   Mary Jayne Jones, 17, of Ottumwa, Iowa, was found slain in a farmhouse near Blakesburg, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 9, 1974. She had been sexually assaulted and shot once in […]

Wilma June Nissen

On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wilma June Nissen Homicide Wilma June Nissen 23 YOA Rock Rapids, Iowa Lyon County, Iowa Case Number: 78-06487 October 4, 1978   UPDATE Suspect sought in 1978 cold case murder of Wilma Nissen Lyon County Chief Deputy Jerry Birkey announced May 2, 2016, a major development in the 38-year-old cold case of Wilma June Nissen, […]

Ronald Lipsius

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Ronald F. Lipsius Homicide Ronald F. Lipsius 30 YOA 812 S. Summit St. Iowa City, IA Johnson County May 16, 1966     Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Ronald F. Lipsius, a 30-year-old Iowa City grocer, was shot to death on Monday, May 16, 1966 as he chased a woman bandit who’d just […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes: A look inside the DCI’s laboratories

On March 4, 2010, in Media, News, by Jody Ewing

In part two of her series, KCRG TV-9’s Ashley Hinson spoke with law enforcement from all around eastern Iowa and went inside the DCI laboratories in Ankeny, where they conduct DNA analysis, look at fingerprints and break down bullets — all in the name of trying to solve cases gone cold. This piece aired on […]