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 […]

Adam Lack

On December 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Veronica Lack Adam Michael Lack Adam Michael Lack A Dead Zone Death Adam Michael Lack 33 YOA Residence: Nora Springs, IA Floyd County Death Location: Highway 9 Mitchell County, IA Date of Death: July 13, 2008   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing UPDATE October 15, 2016: From the updated report, “NFPI” – […]

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 […]

Marion Harris

On January 2, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Marion Eugene Harris Sr. Homicide Marion Eugene Harris Sr. 32 YOA Courtside Bar & Grill 1014 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 11-33199 October 9, 2011   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Marion Harris, 32, was shot in Des Moines on Sunday, Oct. […]

Iowa man continues 57-year quest to solve Villisca ax murders

On July 16, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Iowa man continues 57-year quest to solve Villisca ax murders Ed Epperly has investigated the 100-year-old unsolved Villisca murders for more than half a century. What drives him to continue on the path? 1:14 AM, June 9, 2012 Written by MIKE KILEN A view from the front yard of the Villisca Ax Murder House. / […]

Iowa’s cold cases: Families yearn for the truth

On July 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Iowa’s cold cases: Families yearn for the truth Detectives struggle with little money, limited time for investigations 1:03 AM, May 30, 2012 Written by DANIEL P. FINNEY Chad and Tammy Parks’ son, Jared Parks, was found dead on Interstate Highway 35/80 near Merle Hay Road in Urbandale three years ago this month. The Parks keep an […]

Website offers hope to victims’ families

On July 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Iowa’s cold cases: Website offers hope to victims’ families Three women run the nonprofit organization from their homes 12:09 AM, May 31, 2012 Written by DANIEL P. FINNEY   Online collection of Iowa cold cases: Jody Ewing started the website iowacoldcases.org. The website has information on hundreds of Iowa cold cases. She hopes it helps […]

Lisa Miller

On March 31, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Lisa Elaine Miller Cause of Death: Undetermined Lisa Elaine Miller 15 YOA Sullivan Slough Road Burlington, Iowa Des Moines County Last Seen Alive: October 7, 1977 Body Found: October 9, 1977 Est. Date of Death: October 8, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On Sunday, Oct. 9, 1977, six days after her […]

Terry Vanden Hull

On March 24, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Story County in Iowa   Maxwell in Story County Terry Lee Vanden Hull Homicide Terry Lee Vanden Hull 20 YOA 2 ½ miles southeast of Maxwell, IA Story County February 24, 1975     Twenty-year-old Terry Lee Vanden Hull of Archer, Iowa, was last seen alive on Monday, February 24, 1975. Three men moving machinery […]

Helen Mae Bown

On October 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Helen Mae Bown Suspicious Death Helen Mae Bown 61 YOA Iowa River in Tama County Marshalltown/Le Grand, IA Marshall and Tama Counties Date Last Seen Alive: Oct. 2, 1973 Reported Missing: Oct. 7, 1973 Body Found: October 31, 1973 Case Summary by Jody Ewing Mrs. Helen Mae Bown, a 61-year-old widow, was last seen alive […]