Ryan Fulkerson

On June 6, 2019, in , by Jody Ewing

Ryan Fulkerson Homicide Ryan Fulkerson 26 YOA Decatur City Decatur County Body found unconscious in rural ditch: Sunday, May 11, 2014 Date of Death: Friday, May 16, 2014   Ryan Fulkerson, a 26-year-old father of twin girls, was severely beaten, shot in the head and then dumped in a rural Decatur County ditch and left […]

Wendel Clark

On February 22, 2019, in , by Jody Ewing

Wendel Clark Homicide Wendel Clark 30 YOA 10 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest Fort Dodge, Iowa Webster County October 7, 2015   Wendel Clark, 30, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, of two gunshot wounds after being shot in the driver’s seat of his car about a block from his home. The […]

La Motte

On June 15, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in La Motte, Iowa       Hit-and-Run Homicide Scott M. Althoff 23 YOA 300th Street West of La Motte, Iowa Jackson County Sunday, July 21, 2002 Scott M. Althoff, 23, was killed in a hit-and-run homicide west of La Motte near Zwingle, Iowa, on July 21, 2002. Althoff, who lived in Eldridge […]

Scott Althoff

On June 15, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott M. Althoff Hit-and-Run Homicide Scott M. Althoff 23 YOA 300th Street West of La Motte, Iowa Jackson County Sunday, July 21, 2002   Case Summary Scott M. Althoff, 23, was killed in a hit-and-run homicide west of La Motte near Zwingle, Iowa, on July 21, 2002. Althoff, a lifelong baseball player, had graduated just […]

Jesse Leopold

On October 7, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Jesse Leopold Jesse J. Leopold Missing Person NAME: Jesse Jerome Leopold AGE AT REPORT: 23 DOB: March 1, 1993 WEIGHT: 185 lbs. HEIGHT: 6’01” RACE: White HAIR: Unknown or completely bald EYES: Hazel SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Endangered / Physical MISSING FROM: Jewell, Iowa (Hamilton County) INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Boone County Sheriff’s Office CASE NUMBER: 2016 […]

September 7, 1925 – 1992

On September 7, 2017, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Today marks four cold case anniversaries, dating from Sept. 7, 1925 to Sept. 7, 1992 … nearly seven decades … but families are still awaiting answers. All four victims could have changed countless lives had their own not been so abruptly cut short. Myrtle Underwood Cook, 51, sat near a window in her Vinton, Iowa, […]

Robert and Goldie Huntbach

On June 30, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Robert and Goldie Huntbach Homicide — SOLVED Robert Huntbach, 85 Goldie Huntbach, 77 311 W. 10th St. Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Crime Date: January 12, 1981 Arrest Date: May 9, 2012 Conviction Date: June 7, 2012     From ABCNews.com: Jack Pursel confesses to double-murder three decades after crime | Airdate: May 10, 2012 […]

News Archives 2016

On June 24, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2016 Archives Current News | 2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published […]

Douglas Shondel

On December 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Douglas James “DJ” Shondel II Undetermined (Suspicious Death) Douglas James Shondel II 21 YOA 100 N. 16th St. Fairfield, Iowa Jefferson County Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma to Head and Broken Neck Sunday, March 11, 2001   Jefferson County in Iowa   Fairfield in Jefferson County Many things don’t add up in 21-year-old Douglas […]

7 Days, 14 Anniversaries

On October 23, 2016, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Missing Persons, Rewards, by Jody Ewing

Cold case anniversaries are always tough. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s unsolved homicide, a birthday he or she would have celebrated, or even the date the body may have been found. The most important lesson I’ve learned in my years writing about cold cases is that it doesn’t matter […]