News Archives 2016

On June 24, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2016 Archives Current News | 2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published […]

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 […]

Cora Okonski

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Tama News-Herald Cora Ann Okonski Cora Ann Okonski Homicide — SOLVED 17 Years After Okonski’s disappearance, her fiancé, Tait Purk, is charged, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder; Judge goes on to overturn jury’s verdict; Purk retried and found guilty of second-degree murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison.   VICTIM: Cora Ann […]

Danny Baker

On November 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linn County in Iowa   Cedar Rapids in Linn County Danny Baker Homicide Danny Baker 28 YOA 617 18th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 28, 1983   Danny Baker, a 28-year-old father of four, was shot in the back Monday night, Nov. 28, 1983, in the driveway of his brother-in-law’s southwest Cedar […]

Darleen Fitchett

On April 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Ellen (Boyd) Montoya Darleen May (Boyd) Fitchett Darleen Fitchett Homicide Darleen May (Boyd) Fitchett AGE AT REPORT: 28 DOB: March 29, 1931 608 East Pleasant View Drive Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 60-1563 Missing/Date of Death: January 19, 1960 Legally Declared Dead   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   Darleen May […]

Elizabeth Syperda

On February 11, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda Missing Person — Homicide — SOLVED Age at Report: 22 DOB: May 13, 1978 Weight: 150 lbs. Height: 5′ 04″ Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Endangered / physical / homicide Missing From: Mount Pleasant, IA Henry County Investigating Agency: Mt. Pleasant Police Department Case #: 00-4376 NCIC #: M-670900255 NamUs MP […]

Dolores Hornung

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dolores Antonia “Toni” Martinez Hornung Homicide Dolores Antonia “Toni” Martinez Hornung 48 YOA DCI Case # 99-01605 Keokuk, IA Lee County February 14, 1999     Dolores A. “Toni” (Martinez) Hornung, 48, was shot to death in her Keokuk, Iowa home with a 30-30 rifle early Sunday morning on Valentine’s Day, 1999. Lee County in […]

Denise Fraley

On January 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Denise Ordene Fraley Missing Person – Presumed Homicide Name: Denise Ordene (Stark) Fraley Age at Report: 30 YOA DOB: April 4, 1952 Weight: 115 lbs. Height: 5’04” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Endangered Missing / Involuntary disappearance Missing From: 107 24th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County Investigating Agencies: Iowa Division […]

Jane Wakefield

On January 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jane Ellen Wakefield Missing Person, Presumed Homicide Name: Jane Ellen Wakefield Age at Report: 26 Date of Birth: Nov. 19, 1948 Maiden Name: Hallberg Missing From: 213 Bon Aire Mobile Home Park Iowa City, IA Johnson County Height: 5′ 2″ Weight: 112 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Dental: Missing Tooth #14 NCIC Number: M-703329643 NamUs MP […]