Erin Pospisil’s family puts new focus on milestone anniversary

On April 14, 2016, in Anniversaries, Events, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Today, Erin Kay Pospisil of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, would have celebrated her 30th birthday. She has now missed 15 Christmases and 15 birthdays and has been gone for as many years as she was here. This year, instead of a balloon release to celebrate her birthday, her family will mark her absence by helping local students […]

Dennis First

On March 18, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis Lee First Homicide Dennis Lee First 64 YOA Hawthorne Hills Apartments 2249 C St. SW, #5 Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County May 11, 2007 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing ennis Lee First, 64, died early Friday morning, May 11, 2007, after being stabbed and beaten at his efficiency apartment located at 2249 C […]

Cedar Rapids family remembers missing girl – Erin Pospisil

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cedar Rapids family remembers missing girl May 31, 2009 steve.gravelle@gazettecommunications.com By Steve Gravelle The Gazette Steve Gravelle / The Gazette Carolyn and Jim Pospisil gather helium-filled balloons to be released Sunday afternoon at Van Vechten Park in southeast Cedar Rapids in recognition of the eighth anniversary of Erin Pospisil’s disappearance. Carolyn is Erin’s stepmother. As […]

Erin Pospisil

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Erin Pospisil Erin Kay Pospisil Missing Person / Suspected Homicide Case Type: Endangered / Missing Age at Report: 15 YOA DOB: April 14, 1986 Sex: Female Race: White Weight: 130 lbs. Height: 5′ 03″ Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Missing From: Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County Jurisdiction: Local Agency: Cedar Rapids Police Department Case Number: 2001-11725 […]

Linn County

On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Linn County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Linn 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 Nathaniel Carnagey 39 YOA Marion, IA Linn County April 4, 1847 […]

Cedar Rapids

On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   *Please Note: Some of the cases listed below may fall under the Linn County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide Marlene Padfield 17 YOA Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County February 19, […]

Missing Persons

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Missing Persons Cases For so many — including Iowans — it is the book thousands of families have long wished someone would write. It doesn’t provide just hope, it offers clear and insightful methods for those who want to get involved in finding out what happened to a loved one who went missing long […]

Have You Seen Erin Pospisil?

On June 3, 2010, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, by Jody Ewing

Nine years ago today, Erin Kay Pospisil vanished without a trace from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 15-year-old Metro High School freshman was last seen getting into a dark-colored Chevrolet Cavalier with tinted rear windows in the 100 block of 12th Street SE on Sunday, June 3, 2001. Although Erin’s friends didn’t recognize the car, Erin seemed to […]