Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders

On August 23, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

About Gone Cold   Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders is a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in state history. The weekly series will feature a number of the state’s 438 unsolved murders, with articles published simultaneously across the state in […]

Lee Rotatori

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lee Gunsalus Rotatori Homicide — SOLVED Lee Gunsalus Rotatori 32 YOA Best Western Frontier Motor Lodge 2216 27th Avenue, Rm #106 Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County Case Number: F82-2558 June 25, 1982 Case Cleared: Feb. 25, 2022 Perpetrator: Thomas O. Freeman of West Frankfort, Ill. Freeman was killed four months after authorities allege he killed […]

Earl Thelander

On October 26, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Earl Thelander — A Nation’s First Copper Thieves Steal Lives Homicide Earl Thelander 80 YOA Home Residence: 710 1st Street, Onawa, IA Crime Location: 20877 Gum Ave., Onawa, IA Monona County Investigating Agencies: Monona County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Case # 07-SO0855 Date of Crime: August 28, 2007 Date of Death: […]