Linked by Lost Lives: Eugene Martin, Dennis Clougherty and Helen Morrow

On August 12, 2013, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Dennis Clougherty. Helen Morrow. Eugene Martin. Three victims, three lives gone, and one shared date families can’t forget: August 12. Twenty-three-year-old Dennis Clougherty was a Vietnam vet preparing to start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Helen Morrow, 55, surely never imagined her fate when offering employment to a hired hand. And Eugene Martin, only […]

Justin Hook, Sarah Link and Tina Lade

On February 20, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Triple Homicide SOLVED Justin Alfred Hook, Jr., 20 Sarah Lee Link, 41 Tina Marie Lade, 19 Drakesville, IA (Davis County) Eldon, IA (Wapello County) Case # 84-01854 April 13, 1984 UPDATE: DNA Links Executed Convict to 1984 Triple Murder OTTUMWA, Iowa — In a news conference held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wapello County’s […]

Helen Morrow

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa Eldon in Wapello County Helen Marie Morrow Homicide Helen Marie Morrow 55 YOA Eldon, IA Wapello County August 12, 1980   Mrs. Helen Morrow was found lying on a bed in a first floor room of her fire-ravaged two-story home in Eldon, IA, on August 12, 1980. An autopsy report showed […]

Drakesville

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Drakesville, Iowa Triple Homicide – CLOSED Sarah Link, 41 YOA Justin Hook, 20 YOA Tina Lade, 19 YOA Drakesville, IA and Eldon, IA (Davis & Wapello Counties) Case # 84-01854 April 13 – 18, 1984 On Friday, April 13, 1984, the body of 20-year-old Justin Hook, Jr., was found outside near his burned-out […]

Eldon

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Eldon, Iowa       Homicide: Helen Morrow 55 YOA Eldon, IA (Wapello County) August 12, 1980 Mrs. Helen Morrow was found lying on a bed in a first floor room of her fire-ravaged two-story home in Eldon, IA, on August 12, 1980. An autopsy report showed she died of smoke inhalation.   Triple […]

Wapello County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Wapello County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Wapello County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County […]

The Scattered Bodies: Justin Hook, Sarah Link and Tina Marie Lade

On April 13, 2010, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Twenty-six years ago today, 20-year-old Justin Hook, Jr.‘s body was found outside near his burned-out mobile home in rural Drakesville in southeast Iowa. Hook had been killed by blows to the head. When police went to tell Hook’s mother — Sarah Link, 41, of Farmington — about her son’s death, they were unable to locate […]