Connie Ruddy

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Connie Marie Ruddy Homicide Connie Marie Ruddy 21 YOA 305 Burns St. Ida Grove, Iowa Ida County February 10, 1997 Case Summary by Jody Ewing   onnie Ruddy, a 21-year-old mother of two, was reported missing from her Ida Grove, Iowa home on Monday, February 10, 1997. Her 2-year-old daughter and 3-month-old son were found […]

Ida Grove

On November 27, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Ida Grove, IA         Homicide: Connie Ruddy 21 YOA Ida Grove, Iowa Ida County February 10, 1997 Connie Ruddy, a 21-year-old mother of two, vanished from her Ida Grove, Iowa home without a trace on February 10, 1997. Ruddy’s two-year-old and two-month-old children were found alone in the residence, unharmed. On […]

Ida County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Ida County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Ida County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide: Connie Ruddy 21 YOA Ida Grove, Iowa Ida County February 10, 1997 […]


On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information   Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 Frederick L. Coste 47 YOA 312 Second Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County October 15, 1959 Thomas Myles Dougherty, 45 Missing From: Sioux City, IA Case # 1961-611E January 12, 1961 William Meadows 36 YOA […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) 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 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]

Media Turns up the Volume on Western Iowa Cold Cases

On April 4, 2009, in Media, by Jody Ewing

I really have to give credit to Sioux City media (both print and broadcast) for the great jobs they’re doing with regular reports on area cold cases. The Sioux City Journal, in addition to their regular coverage on the Wilma June Nissen case, recently launched a multimedia website dedicated to Nissen’s 30-year-old unsolved homicide. It’s nicely done […]

Law Enforcement Officials offer Rewards in Two Iowa Cold Cases

On February 17, 2009, in Rewards, by Jody Ewing

In the past week, officials from two separate Iowa counties offered rewards for information on two unsolved western Iowa homicides. On February 10, Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman announced a $5,000 reward in the case of 21-year-old Connie Ruddy, who disappeared from her Ida Grove home on Feb. 10, 1997, and whose jawbone was found […]