Juanita Lagrone

On June 30, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Quad-City Times Juanita L. Lagrone was beaten to death with a baseball bat on her 56th birthday. Juanita L. Lagrone Homicide Juanita L. Lagrone 56 YOA 2809 E. Douglas Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 14-9854 Died on Sunday, April 13, 2014   Case Summary […]

Miguel Vasquez

On June 30, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Miguel Vasquez Homicide Miguel Vasquez 19 YOA 1172 19th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 05-16833 May 8, 2005   Courtesy Des Moines Police Department Nineteen-year-old Miguel Vasquez was shot to death in the early morning hours […]

Mary Ann Scovel

On June 4, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Mary Ann Scovel Homicide Mary Ann Scovel 18 YOA 661 Seventeenth St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Wednesday, April 14, 1976   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Mary Ann Scovel, 18, was strangled in her Des Moines apartment Wednesday night, April 14, 1976. Investigators said Terry Lee “Butch” Lively, 26, who lived at the […]

Joan Haggar

On March 19, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Joan Marie Haggar Hit-and-Run Homicide Joan Haggar 52 YOA 900 Block of E. Euclid Ave. & Cornell St. Des Moines, IA Polk County February 14, 2014   At 10:54 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, 2014, Joan Haggar of Des Moines was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 900 block of E. Euclid Avenue in Des […]

Fredrick Workman

On February 15, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Fredrick James Workman Missing Person   NAME: Fredrick James Workman AKA: Fred Shields AGE AT REPORT: 15 DOB: May 4, 1998 SEX: Male RACE: White HAIR: Blond EYE COLOR: Blue HEIGHT: 5’3″ – 5’7″ WEIGHT: 126 – 145 lbs. MISSING FROM: Des Moines, IA POLK COUNTY CASE NUMBER: 13-0168 NAMUS MP NO: 25671 NCMEC NUMBER: […]

Johnita Clemons

On June 15, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Johnita Larie Clemons Homicide Johnita Larie Clemons 34 YOA 1801 Francis Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 13-40014 December 24, 2013   Note: Although this case has not officially been ruled as having gone cold, it is being included on the website with hopes that anyone with […]

Leroy Gordon

On June 14, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Leroy “Boo” Gordon III Homicide Leroy Gordon III 21 YOA 2104 Forest Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 13-35261 November 7, 2013   Leroy “Boo” Gordon Jr. III, 21, was shot and killed outside a townhouse at 2104 Forest Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, November […]

Cyrus Hicks

On June 9, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cyrus James “C.J.” Hicks Homicide Cyrus James “C.J.” Hicks 24 YOA Oakview Terrace Apartments 2907 Boston Ave. Des Moines, IA (jurisdiction) Polk County March 3, 2011   On Thursday, March 3, 2011, Cyrus James “C.J.” Hicks, 24, became Des Moines’ first 2011 homicide when he was shot in the head and killed outside an apartment […]

Stanley Golinsky

On September 8, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Stanley Michael Golinsky Homicide Stanley Michael Golinsky 56 YOA SW 1st and Vine St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 12-33587 October 24, 2012 Stanley “Mike” Golinsky, 56, of Des Moines, was found dead under a downtown railroad bridge on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. A 911 phone call […]

Linked by Lost Lives: Eugene Martin, Dennis Clougherty and Helen Morrow

On August 12, 2013, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Dennis Clougherty. Helen Morrow. Eugene Martin. Three victims, three lives gone, and one shared date families can’t forget: August 12. Twenty-three-year-old Dennis Clougherty was a Vietnam vet preparing to start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Helen Morrow, 55, surely never imagined her fate when offering employment to a hired hand. And Eugene Martin, only […]