Earl Hamilton

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

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 […]

Polk County

On October 19, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

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 […]

Des Moines

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

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

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information Iowa cold cases where rewards have been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Contact information and details (including expiry dates) may be found by visiting the victim’s page. (Cases listed in chronological order.)   Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

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 […]