Gregory Dunbar

On February 20, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregory Oliver “Greg” Dunbar Suspicious Death Gregory “Greg” Dunbar 35 YOA Residence: Davenport apartment building, 37th Street Davenport, Iowa Scott County Body Found: In Mississippi River near Buffalo, Iowa Last Seen Alive: May 8, 2016 Body Recovered: May 13, 2016   The body of 35-year-old Gregory “Greg” Dunbar was pulled from the Mississippi River near […]

Timothy Friedel

On March 17, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Timothy Friedel Suspicious Death Timothy Friedel 25 YOA Wooded Area Northwest Des Moines Polk County June 6, 1974   Timothy Friedel, 25, of 5419 Ovid Ave., Des Moines, was found dead in a water-filled ditch in northwest Des Moines on Thursday, June 6, 1974. According […]

Denease Latham

On July 24, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Denease Latham Denease Monson Latham Suspicious Death Denease Monson Latham 24 YOA Residence: What Cheer in Keokuk County, Iowa Found: In creek bed beneath bridge Half mile north of Rose Hill, Iowa Mahaska County October 5, 1986   On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986 — just 15 days before her 25th birthday — Denease (Monson) Latham […]


On May 26, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Montpelier, Iowa       Undetermined Craig Allen Petersen 20 YOA Mississippi River Montpelier, Iowa Muscatine County September 28, 1986 Craig Allen Petersen, 20, of Blue Grass, Iowa, died Sept. 28, 1986 — just over one day after a female teen died in the company of Petersen’s best friend, Jeffery Curtis Daily, […]

Steven Barrette

On December 2, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Steven F. Barrette Undetermined Steven F. Barrette 20 YOA Mississippi River Clinton, IA Clinton County June 6, 1976   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Clinton County in Iowa   Clinton in Clinton County Steven Barrette, a 20-year-old Army veteran, was killed on or around June 6, 1976 during a weekend camping trip. On […]

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 […]

Ronette Peterson

On April 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Ronette Lynn (Peterson) Burton Homicide Jane Doe gets name after 19 years Ronette Lynn (Peterson) Burton 22 YOA DOB: July 14, 1963 Went Missing from: Madrid, IA Boone County Body found: May 7, 1986 in Lakeland, Florida Identified as Ronette Peterson in January 2005   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Boone County in […]

Janet LaFratte

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Janet A. LaFratte Homicide Janet LaFratte 35 YOA Norwalk, Iowa Warren County  DCI Case # 73-00272 June 20, 1973   Janet LaFratte, 35, was reported missing to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, June 20, 1973. LaFratte’s husband, Frank LaFratte, placed the call at 5:30 p.m. and stated his wife was missing from their […]

Mary Lange

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Mary Bernice Lange Homicide Mary Bernice Lange 37 YOA Rural Danville, Iowa Des Moines County Iowa DCI Case Number: 70-01291 December 17, 1970 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Mary Bernice Lange, 37, had been missing for two days when her fully clothed body was found shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1970, floating […]