Dan Hieber

On October 13, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Daniel Hieber Homicide Daniel “Dan” Eugene Hieber 58 YOA Home Residence: Castana, Iowa Death Location: 823 Main Street, Mapleton Monona County Sunday, September 20, 2015   Case Summary compiled by Iowa Cold Cases Monona County in Iowa   Mapleton in Monona County   Daniel “Dan” Hieber, 58, of Castana, Iowa, was found unresponsive and near […]

Brenda Dailey

On August 15, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Brenda Ann Dailey Homicide Brenda Dailey 53 YOA 702 Monona Street Mapleton, Iowa Monona County Monday, August 24, 2015   Brenda Dailey, 53, was badly beaten in her Mapleton, Iowa, home on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, and then allegedly pushed down her basement stairs. According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Iowa Department […]

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 Connie 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, Iowa         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 2-year-old and 2-month-old children were found alone in the residence, […]

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 […]

Rewards

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information The following Iowa cold cases are those where law enforcement/Crime Stoppers and/or other agencies or individuals have offered a cash reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction in a particular case. More specific details about how to collect a reward may be found by visiting the victim’s individual case summary […]

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 […]