Emma Lewis

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo William Johnson Emma Sophia Carlson Lewis Emma Sophia Lewis Homicide Emma Sophia Lewis 80 YOA Waukee, Iowa Dallas County DCI Case # 76-00804 September 13, 1976   Emma Lewis was found dead in her Waukee, Iowa home on Monday, September 13, 1976. The 80-year-old Lewis had died from blows suffered during a severe […]

Elgin Strait

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elgin Hobert Strait (Courtesy Ancestry.com) Elgin Hobert Strait Homicide Elgin H. Strait 80 YOA 1302 S. Hampshire Ave. Mason City, Iowa Cerro Gordo County Case # 77-00254 March 18, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On March 18, 1977, Elgin Hobert Strait, an 80-year-old widower who lived alone, was found shot to death […]

Clara Schiele

On February 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott County in Iowa   Davenport in Scott County Clara E. Schiele Homicide Clara E. Schiele 90 YOA 1423 Main Street Davenport, IA Scott County Case # 78-57093 August 3, 1978   Clara Elizabeth Schiele, 90, was mugged and pushed down while climbing the front steps to her Davenport home at 1423 Main Street on […]

Mamie Sime

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mamie Sime Homicide Mamie Sime 74 YOA Broad Street-extended Rolfe, IA Pocahontas County DCI Case # 81-01956 March 31, 1981   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 1981, a fire broke out in the home of Mamie Sime on the outskirts of Rolfe, Iowa. Firemen answered the […]

Helen Kelly

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Helen Jean (Braunger) Kelly Missing, Presumed Deceased Helen J. Kelly 83 YOA DOB: 8/26/21 White female Missing From: 3646 Court Street Sioux City, IA Woodbury County Agency: Sioux City Police Department Case Number: SCPD 14-18463 NamUs MP # 17050 Missing Since: May 18, 2005   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   Eighty-three-year-old Helen Kelly kept […]

Myrtle Cumpston

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Myrtle Zelda Cumpston Homicide Myrtle Zelda (Dickerson) Cumpston 60 YOA C & K Aqualand Redfield, IA Dallas County DCI Case # 65-00401 March 9, 1965     Myrtle Zelda Cumpston, 60, was shot and killed in the display area of her rural Dallas County business — C & K Aqualand, Incorporated — on Tuesday, March […]

Carl Brunen

On January 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Carl Anthony Brunen 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 Coggon, Iowa home. In a Cedar Rapids Gazette […]

Amos Jellison

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Benton County in Iowa   Blairstown in Benton County Amos Wesley Jellison Homicide Amos Wesley Jellison 74 YOA 306 Prospect St. NE Blairstown, IA Benton County DCI Case Number: 81-04503 August 2, 1981   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Amos Jellison, a 74-year-old former railroad employee, was bludgeoned to death in his Blairstown, […]

Lois Bradley

On January 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Lois Arlene Bradley Homicide Lois Arlene Bradley 74 YOA Argonne Apartments 1729 Grand Ave. #204 Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1991-27537 Body Found: June 29, 1991 Coroner’s Est. Date of Death: June 27, 1991 Social Security Administration official Date of Death: June 15, […]

Betty Swetnam

On December 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Sioux City Police Department Betty Swetnam, 74, suffered a brutal and violet death in this west-side Sioux City, Iowa home. The elderly woman operated a massage business out of her basement. Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Swetnam Homicide Betty J. Swetnam 73 YOA 1610 West 19th St. Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County December 31, 1993 Betty Swetnam, […]