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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 […]
Today, on the 8th anniversary of the day 30-year-old Corey Poffenberger left many lives, we have two very special tributes written by his family. The first tribute is written by Corey’s mother, Cindy Poffenberger, and the second by Corey’s sister, Kelli Sims. They have shared with us not only their heartfelt and moving memorials, but […]
Robert “Corey” Poffenberger Homicide Robert “Corey” Poffenberger 30 YOA 2211 East 37th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 2003-42059 October 24, 2003 Case summary by Jody Ewing Photos Courtesy Cindy Poffenberger obert “Corey” Poffenberger was shot and killed early Friday morning October 24, 2003, in the driveway of his 2211 East 37th […]
Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Polk County. Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]
Cold Cases in Des Moines, Iowa Note: Individual pages and case summaries for many of these victims are currently being compiled. If you have any information or photos you’d be willing to share, please email us or send via our Contact form. You may also contact the Des Moines Police Department at […]
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 Age at Report: 45 Missing From: Sioux City, IA January 12, 1961 William Meadows 36 YOA Hartmann […]
The Cases – Homicides (2000 – present) 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 the year 2000 to the present, and are […]