Victor Robinson

On June 19, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Victor Robinson Jr. Homicide Victor Robinson Jr. AKA aka Bipp, Big Butter and Butta 41 YOA 3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines Polk County Wednesday, June 22, 2016   Case Summary   Victor Robinson Jr., 41, of Des Moines, was shot multiple times in the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gregg Nimmo

On December 7, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregg Andrew Nimmo Homicide Gregg Andrew Nimmo 44 YOA Beaver Lake Campground Dexter, IA Dallas County (jurisdiction) Date of Crime: August 28, 2011 Date of Death: August 30, 2011   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Gregg Andrew Nimmo, 44, of Adel, Iowa, was found with severe head injuries on a gravel road in […]

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 […]

Wanda Morrow

On January 23, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Wanda Jean Morrow Homicide Wanda Jean Morrow 14 YOA From Cedar Rapids, IA Found Dead: Mt. Lemmon in Pima County, Arizona, September 6, 1976 Est. Date of Death: late August 1976 Recorded Date of Death: Sept. 6, 1976 NOTE: While this cold case currently falls under the Pima County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction in Arizona, the […]