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Earl Riley “Big Earl” Hamilton Homicide Earl Riley “Big Earl” Hamilton 53 YOA Big Earl’s Goldmine Des Moines, IA Polk County September 29, 1996 Case summary by Jody Ewing ig Earl Hamilton was already considered somewhat legendary before the very thing that brought him fame brought him down with a single bullet to the head. In […]
Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Polk County. Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]
Cold Cases in Des Moines, Iowa Note: Individual pages and case summaries for many of these victims are currently being compiled. If you have any information or photos you’d be willing to share, please email us or send via our Contact form. You may also contact the Des Moines Police Department at […]
Rewards for Information Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 Frederick L. Coste 47 YOA 312 Second Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County October 15, 1959 Thomas Myles Dougherty, 45 Missing From: Sioux City, IA Case # 1961-611E January 12, 1961 William Meadows 36 YOA […]
The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]