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 any things don’t add up in 21-year-old Douglas James […]

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 […]

5 Lost Birthdays

On October 4, 2016, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

We all love celebrating birthdays, especially (these days) on Facebook. We send all sorts of good wishes, emojis of birthday cakes and big “Happy Birthday!” images, and tell our friends and loved ones we wish them another great or exciting or successful next year. When I last updated the ICC homepage, I couldn’t help but […]

Terry Page

On October 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Des Moines County in Iowa  Burlington in Des Moines County Terry Lee Page Homicide Terry Lee Page 36 YOA 1205 Franklin Street Burlington, IA Des Moines County Investigating Agency: Burlington Police Department June 25, 2013 erry Lee Page, 36, of Burlington, Iowa, was shot and killed outside his 1205 Franklin Street residence on the edge of North […]

Keara Coshow

On July 10, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Keara Lee Coshow Homicide Name: Keara Lee Coshow Age: 3 years, 10 months Crime Location: Hill Top Motel 1303 Summit St. Red Oak, Iowa Montgomery County Case #: 79-07361 Date of Death: July 12, 1979 Cause of Death: Neurogenic shock / burns to entire body   Case Summary credits: Janet Franson, Sandra Coshow, Bernadette Coshow, Jody […]

Red Oak

On June 19, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Red Oak, Iowa         Homicide Keara Lee Coshow Age: 3 Hilltop Motel 1303 Summit Rd. Red Oak, Iowa Montgomery County July 12, 1979 Keara Lee Coshow, 3 years old, was burned alive July 12, 1979, in the laundry room of the Hilltop Motel in Red Oak, Iowa, to cover […]

Evelyn Resh

On June 19, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Montgomery County in Iowa  Red Oak in Montgomery County Evelyn Resh Homicide Evelyn Resh 87 YOA 400 E. Coolbaugh St. Red Oak, Iowa Montgomery County September 16, 1997 velyn Resh, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997 after someone deliberately set fire to the Red Oak apartment house where she lived alone. Her death is one from a […]

Anamosa

On June 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Anamosa, Iowa         This page is dedicated to lifelong Anamosa resident Neal Townsend, who was shot and killed two months after taking a police officer position with the Lava Hot Springs Police Department in Bannock County, Idaho.   Neal Robert Townsend 29 years old Lifelong Anamosa, Iowa, resident Died […]

Neal Townsend

On June 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Neal Robert Townsend Homicide Neal Robert Townsend Age: 29 Lifelong Anamosa, Iowa, resident (Jones County) Died at Alola Apartments Lava Hot Springs, Idaho Bannock County, Idaho Investigating Agency: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office End of Watch: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1975  Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Note: Though Neal Townsend died in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, […]

Still Ours

On June 1, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Still Ours … but outside Iowa’s jurisdiction Though nearly all cases listed here on Iowa Cold Cases are handled by investigating agencies at Iowa’s local or state level or the FBI, a few cases do exist where the victim had Iowa ties but the case is currently under another state’s jurisdiction. For example, 21-year-old Tammy Zywicki grew up […]