Coggon

On October 27, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Coggon, Iowa   Homicide Carl Anthony Brunen 81 YOA Coggon, Iowa Ryan, Iowa Delaware County DCI Case # 72-00427 November 8, 1972 On Wednesday, November 8, 1972, just one day before his 82nd birthday, Carl Anthony Brunen was beaten to death in front of his rural Delaware County home six miles northwest of Coggon, […]

Frank Eckels

On November 27, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Pottawattamie County in Iowa Oakland in Pottawattamie County Frank J. Eckels Homicide Frank J. Eckels 73 YOA Oakland Motel and Café Oakland, IA Pottawattamie County Shot: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1958 Died: Saturday, Dec. 6, 1958 rank Johnston Eckels, 73, was shot and wounded during a holdup at his motel and café in Oakland, Iowa, on Wednesday, December 3, […]

Bonnie Callahan

On February 9, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Trish Hall (victim’s granddaughter) Bonnie Jean Callahan Bonnie Jean Callahan Undetermined Bonnie Jean Callahan 73 YOA 111 S. Second St., Apt. 10 Mississippi Terrace Keokuk, IA Lee County Case #: 04SME155 June 15, 2004 onnie Jean Callahan, 73, of 111 S. Second St., Apt. 10, Mississippi Terrace in Keokuk, was last seen alive […]

Matthew Owen

On January 29, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Matthew John Owen Homicide Matthew John Owen 90 YOA 107 Gas Light Ct. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County January 18, 2013 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Matthew John Owen, who went by the name M. John Owen, was found dead on the kitchen floor of his 107 Gas Light Ct. SW home in […]

Dale Robinson

On January 9, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Facebook Dale Robinson has been missing from Moville, Iowa, since Aug. 3, 2013. Dale R. Robinson Presumed Deceased Name: Dale Richard Robinson Age at Report: 84 Weight: 90 lbs. Height: 5’06” Race: White Hair: Gray Eyes: Blue Sex: Male Incident Type: Endangered / physical Missing From: Moville, IA Woodbury County Investigating Agency: Moville […]

Gladys Held

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Gladys Dorothy Held Homicide Gladys Dorothy Held 83 YOA Walnut Court Retirement Home 315 Walnut St., Apt. 321 Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 8, 1993 ladys D. Held, an 83-year-old retired personal secretary, was beaten and strangled at a Waterloo senior citizens home around […]

Jacob Biretz

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Jacob J. “Jake” Biretz Homicide Jacob “Jake” Biretz 87 YOA 311 Lafayette St., Apt. B Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 10, 1993 acob “Jake” Biretz, an 87-year-old retired mechanic, was found dead in his apartment at a Waterloo retirement home on Friday, December 10, […]

Joseph Payne

On September 18, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Terrie Thompson Joseph E. Payne — the “last photograph” taken of Payne six months prior to his murder. Joseph Ernest Payne Homicide Joseph Ernest Payne Age: 72 15th and Armory Chariton, Iowa Lucas County October 17, 1945 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing uring the Great Depression, Joseph Payne happened to be in […]

Henry Nurre

On January 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

The above photo, courtesy W. Safford at findagrave.com, shows (as part of the photo) Henry Nurre’s birth-to-death years as 1914-1890. The correct birth year is 1814, but Iowa Cold Cases has kept the image intact as is customary when using from cited sources. John Bernard “Henry” Nurre Homicide John Bernard “Henry” Nurre 76 YOA Sugar […]

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 rs. Helen Mae Bown, a 61-year-old widow, was last seen alive […]