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 […]

Debbie Laubenthal and Ray Henkins

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Double Homicide Debbie Rose Laubenthal Raymond Morris Henkins Debbie Laubenthal, 18 YOA, of Bancroft, IA DOB: November 17, 1957 Raymond Henkins, 30 YOA, of Emmetsburg, IA DOB: August 28, 1946 Killed near Depew, IA Palo Alto County Criminal Case No. 3327 Date: October 23, 1976 Case summary by Jody Ewing n Saturday morning, Oct. 23, 1976, […]

Emmetsburg

On December 11, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Emmetsburg, IA       Double Homicide: Debbie Rose Laubenthal, 18 YOA, of Bancroft, IA Raymond Morris Henkins, 30 YOA, of Emmetsburg, IA Killed near Depew, IA (Palo Alto County) October 23, 1976 On Saturday morning, Oct. 23, 1976, Debbie Rose Laubenthal, 18, of rural Bancroft, and Raymond Morris Henkins, 30, Emmetsburg, […]

Depew

On November 23, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Depew, IA     Double Homicide: Debbie Rose Laubenthal, 18 YOA, of Bancroft, IA Raymond Morris Henkins, 30 YOA, of Emmetsburg, IA Killed near Depew, IA (Palo Alto County) October 23, 1976 On Saturday morning, Oct. 23, 1976, Debbie Rose Laubenthal, 18, of rural Bancroft, and Raymond Morris Henkins, 30, Emmetsburg, were […]

Palo Alto County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Palo Alto County, Iowa   Double Homicide: Debbie Rose Laubenthal, 18 YOA, of Bancroft, IA Raymond Morris Henkins, 30 YOA, of Emmetsburg, IA Killed near Depew, IA (Palo Alto County) October 23, 1976 On Saturday morning, Oct. 23, 1976, Debbie Rose Laubenthal, 18, of rural Bancroft, and Raymond Morris Henkins, 30, Emmetsburg, […]

Homicides – 1970s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1970 – 1979) 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 1970 – 1979, and are listed in chronological […]

1976 Double Murder: Debbie Laubenthal and Ray Henkins

On February 26, 2009, in Double Homicides, by Jody Ewing

On the Iowa Cold Case website’s Picasa Web Albums page (which hosts the victim photos for the slideshow), “Pam” commented February 23, 2009, in regards to Debbie Laubenthal: “I knew Debbie and remember the murders. Hard to forget something like that. I heard a couple of years ago that they were going to reopen the […]