Empty Shotgun Shells Floating Downriver

On September 5, 2016, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Labor Day weekend. Every year. It’s when I close myself off … don’t read emails … don’t pick up my cell phone … don’t check iPhone or Facebook text messages … don’t want to do much of anything except sit staring at a blank screen until sleep once again turns me over to some kind of […]

News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

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

Missing Dad Earl: Five Years Gone

On August 28, 2012, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Five years ago today, my family received news no family ever expects to hear. We were fortunate, however, in that we received a gift few families get to experience when crime comes knocking on one’s door; we each got the opportunity to see and speak to our loved one — and him to us — […]

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes Story by Aaron Brilbeck WHOtv Staff Writer 8:50 AM CDT, July 30, 2010 Original Air Date: July 29, 2010   Onawa, IA – For Jody Ewing of Onawa, near Sioux City, this is her calling. Remembering the forgotten. Profiling cold, unsolved cases throughout […]

Keeping cold cases from being forgotten

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Keeping cold cases from being forgotten 7:50 PM, May 11, 2012 Written by Josh O’Leary Iowa City Press-Citizen When Jody Ewing first began writing about Iowa’s unsolved murders, people would ask if she had a personal connection to a cold case that sparked her interest. Until 2007, the answer was always no. On Aug. 28 of […]

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 […]

KMEG – Remembering Earl Thelander

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

    Onawa, IA Remembering Earl Thelander Posted: May 10, 2008 08:13 PM A hometown gathers to remember a Monona County man who died last year. Earl Thelander died September, 1st 2007 from burns he suffered in an explosion after copper thieves stole copper piping from his rural Onawa, Iowa property. A special ceremony was held […]

Cold Case Website Hits Home for Founder

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Case Website Hits Home for Founder     Transcript from KTIV News Channel 4 in Sioux City, Iowa June 9, 2008 Donna Sue Davis, Terri McCauley, Kenneth Harker. Sadly, these are just a few unsolved murder victims in Sioux City. Now, one Siouxland woman is giving these victims a voice with her website. It’s been […]

Adding Dad Earl

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Adding Dad Earl   When I launched the Iowa Cold Cases website in December 2005, I never imagined a day would come I’d have to add a member of my own family. That day has arrived. His name: Earl Thelander … Dad Earl as my four siblings and I lovingly called him; Dad to his own six […]

Inside Edition Investigative Reports: Earl Thelander Copper Theft Death

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

INSIDE EDITION COPPER THEFT Airdate: 5/14/2008 Doug Thelander and his family are victims of one of the fastest growing crimes in the country…copper theft. Thieves stole several feet of copper pipes from a house owned by his dad, but in the process they cut the gas line, leaving dangerous propane gas leaking into the basement. […]