Eugenio Garcia

Muscatine County in Iowa
Muscatine County in Iowa
 
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Eugenio P. Garcia

Homicide

Eugenio Prieto Garcia
36 YOA
7 miles NW of Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992

 
The body of Eugenio Garcia, 36, was found near the Dougherty Bridge on County Road F-70 about seven miles northwest of Muscatine, Iowa at 7 a.m. on Father’s Day, June 21, 1992.

Sgt. Greg Orr of the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Department reported Garcia had been strangled.

At 11 o’clock that evening, cousins Vicente Rosales, 30, and Pedro Rosales, 18, were arrested in connection with Garcia’s death and charged with one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping.

The Dougherty Bridge

The Dougherty Bridge near where Eugenio Garcia’s body was found Father’s Day in 1992.

If convicted, both charges carried mandatory life sentences.

According to a Cedar Rapids Gazette article dated June 23, 1992, the Rosales men were accused of forcing Garcia into a vehicle and killing him before dumping his body near the bridge sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning.

Muscatine County Attorney Bill Creasey told the Gazette the Rosales cousins knew Garcia. The motive for the murder allegedly involved a fight over a relationship with a woman.

Courtesy Cedar Rapids Gazette

“We got them identified quickly,” Orr stated in a Gazette article dated June 24, 1992. “We were fortunate in getting some good witnesses right off the bat. The pieces started falling into place pretty well.”

Though officials felt strongly about their case against the Morales cousins, the two eventually were released and the case went cold.

Greg OrrCourtesy Wittich Funeral Home
Greg Orr of the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office

Orr went on to become Muscatine County Sheriff, and retired in 2008. He passed away in September 2011.

About Eugenio Garcia

Eugenio Garcia was born in Mexico on June 2, 1955. He was survived by his wife, Janice Lynn (Lake) Garcia, and the couple’s child.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Eugenio Garcia’s death, please contact the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office at 563-263-6055.

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Muscatine County

Muscatine County

Muscatine County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Muscatine County, Iowa

*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Muscatine 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.

 

Fallen Officer

Homicide
Police Officer Jacob Neibert
AKA Jacob Neupert
53 YOA
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 13, 1896

Officer Jacob Neibert was shot and killed on Saturday, June 13, 1896, after arresting two hobos for vagrancy. The two men overpowered and shot him. Neibert was able to give other officers a description of the two men before succumbing to his wounds.


Homicide
Felicitas Terrill
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 86-01868
April 14, 1986

On the morning of April 14, 1986, the body of Felicitas Terrill was found in her home with four gunshot wounds to the head in what appeared to be a burglary.


Craig Petersen

Craig Petersen

Undetermined
Craig Allen Petersen
20 YOA
Mississippi River
Montpelier, Iowa
Muscatine County
September 28, 1986

Craig Allen Petersen, 20, of Blue Grass, Iowa, died Sept. 28, 1986 — just over one day after a female teen died in the company of Petersen’s best friend, Jeffery Curtis Daily, 20, also of Blue Grass. Petersen’s body was recovered from the Mississippi River on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1986.


Amber Marie Hayes

Amber Marie Hayes

Homicide:
Amber Marie Hayes
7-1/2 months old
Case # 88-02703
603 Clay St.
Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine County and Louisa County
June 9, 1988

Amber Marie Hayes, 7-1/2 months old, was reported missing by her mother, Mary Hayes, at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 1988. Four days later, two boys riding all-terrain vehicles discovered the infant’s body, a pink diaper bag and blanket in a remote area near Lake Odessa in Louisa County.


Robert Kellar

Robert Kellar

Missing Person
Robert Lee Kellar
Age at Report: 20
DOB: March 24, 1969
Case Number: 92-017014
Missing From: Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Missing Since: February 12, 1990

Robert Kellar was last seen in February 1990 in Muscatine, IA, when he left on a cross-country trip. His family assumed he would be back, but they never saw him again.


Homicide
Eugenio P. Garcia
(Eugenio Prieto-Garcia)
36 YOA
7 miles NW of Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992

On June 21, 1992, 36-year-old Eugenio Garcia’s body was found near the Dougherty Bridge 7 miles NW of Muscatine. Although cousins Vincente and Pedro Morales were arrested for kidnapping and strangling Garcia, they were ultimately released.


Corey Wieneke

Corey Wieneke

Homicide — Arrest Made
Corey Lee Wieneke
22 YOA
Route 1
West Liberty, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 92-08083
Crime Date: October 13, 1992
Arrest Made: May 31, 2018

Corey Wieneke, 22, was found bludgeoned to death in his rural West Liberty home on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1992. Wieneke’s fiancée, Jody Hotz, also of West Liberty, last saw him alive around 8:15 a.m. that morning and discovered his beaten body in his bedroom at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Annette Dee Cahill, 55, of Tipton, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in Wieneke’s killing.


Scott Tompkins

Scott Tompkins

Homicide
Scott M. Tompkins
23 YOA
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 95-13656
November 29, 1995

Scott M. Tompkins was shot by an assailant(s) while stopped to fix his windshield wipers. The victim was able to make it for medical treatment and later died. Prior to his death he was able to make a statement to police about the incident.


Isidro Gomez Jr.

Isidro Gomez Jr.

Homicide:
Isidro Gomez, Jr.
27 YOA
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 08-018648
December 17, 2007

Isidro Gomez, Jr., of Muscatine, Iowa, was reported missing to the Muscatine Police Department on December 17, 2007, by Jessica Ridinger of Muscatine, Gomez’s girlfriend of eight years. His partially decomposed body was discovered May 6, 2008, in the woods off Funk’s Hill Road about five miles west of Muscatine by people hunting for mushrooms on the heavily wooded hill.


Charles Netherland

Charles Netherland

Suicide or Murder?
Charles William “Binx” Netherland
25 YOA
801 Mulberry Ave.
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
August 18, 2012

Charles William “Binx” Netherland, 25, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head at 801 Mulberry Ave. in Muscatine, Iowa, on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Homicides – 1990s

The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999)

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john-jeffery-165px John W. Jeffery
31 YOA
1018 E. 12th
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
May 29, 1990
Pam Carter Pamela Carter, 24
2300 Blk Euclid
Des Moines River
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1990-32639
July 10, 1990
Becky Palmer Becky Palmer
1300 E. 25th Ct.
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1990-40843
November 16, 1990
Keith Clayborne Keith Clayborne, II
20 YOA
3205 Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-12517
March 27, 1991
Jerry Cooper Jerry Cooper
23 YOA
3205 Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-12517
March 27, 1991
lana-anderson-165px Lana J. Anderson
43 YOA
200 Dickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-19466
May 10, 1991
1729-grand-ave-des-moines-lois-bradley-165px Lois Bradley
74 YOA
1729 Grand #204
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-27537
June 29, 1991
Tom Mather
32 YOA
Springdale, IA
Cedar County
Case # 91-07431
September 30, 1991
203-E-Lincoln-Way-James-Morris-ames-assessor-165 James W. Morris
58 YOA
203 E. Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Story County
October 27, 1991
1514-villa-ave-sioux-city-kevin-clark-165px Kevin Clark
26 YOA
1514 Villa Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
December 8, 1991
shane-lass-165 Shane Alex Lass
6 days old
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
February 19, 1992
Dillon Luna gravestone Dillon Luna
15 days old
1429 N. Federal Ave.
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
April 30, 1992
D-Moore-CRG-Sa-6-20-92-165px Dennis Moore
46 YOA
1535 7th St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1992-26312
June 19, 1992
1992-6-23-crg-eugenia-garcia-165px Eugenio Garcia
36 YOA
Dougherty Bridge
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992
tammy-zywicki-165px Tammy J. Zywicki
21 YOA
Grinnell, IA, college student
Poweshiek County
August 23, 1992
Rhonda Knutson
23 YOA
New Hampton, IA
Chickasaw County
Case # 92-07040
September 7, 1992
Corey Wieneke Corey Wieneke
22 YOA
West Liberty, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 92-08083
October 13, 1992
Unidentified Infant Unidentified:
Baby John Doe

Found in landfill
Iowa City, IA
Johnson County
December 21, 1992
510-payton-ave-sw-des-moines-165px Eric Jones
7 months old
510 Payton Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1993-17587
May 3, 1993
Chad William White Chad William White
21 YOA
Corning, IA
Adams County
May 21, 1993
cartha-pearson-165px Cartha “Jack” Pearson
26 YOA
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
July 29, 1993
diane-courbat-165px Diane Courbat
34 YOA
Cedar River Exchange parking lot
Waterloo, IA
August 3, 1993
Dariusz Szczeponek Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek, 25
Annie’s Launderette
819 Sycamore St.
Waterloo, IA
September 29, 1993
brian-dietrich-165px Brian Dietrich
30 YOA
Garnavillo, IA
Clayton County
October 30, 1993
1994-1-8-crg-gladys-heldstory-165px Gladys D. Held
83 YOA
315 Walnut St., Apt 321
Waterloo, IA
December 8, 1993
1993-12-12-crg-jacob-biretz-165px Jacob “Jake” Biretz
87 YOA
311 Lafayette St., Apt. B
Waterloo, IA
December 10, 1993
Phil Terrell Phil Terrell, 42
Found Warren County March 2, 1994
Disappeared from Des Moines, IA
December 24, 1993
Betty Swetnam home Betty Swetnam
73 YOA
1610 West 19th St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
December 31, 1993
photo-needed
KeyOntrae Miles
2 months old
318 Western Ave.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
January 22, 1994
Louis Chambers Louis Chambers, Jr.
32 YOA
1400 Blk 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
February 7, 1994
Kathleen Stith Kathleen Stith
47 YOA
966 E. 6th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1994-7200
February 24, 1994
John Snyder Jr. John Snyder Jr.
20 months old
10 S. Adams Ave.
Mason City, IA
July 20, 1994
Steven Graves Steven W. Graves
19 YOA
1600 Blk 16th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1994-46422
November 8, 1994
Rylee Marie Gray
Rylee M. Gray
2 YOA
1614 Park Towne Ln. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
December 23, 1994
Billy Pruin
Billy Pruin
43 YOA
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
April 4, 1995
Connie Bodensteiner Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner
24 YOA
2800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
August 8, 1995
Angela Buck
Angela Renee Buck
37 YOA
East of Waterloo
South of Dunkerton
Black Hawk County
August 9, 1995
Mark Atkins Mark Atkins
22 YOA
1814 6th Street
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
August 14, 1995
William Talbert William Talbert, Jr.
18 YOA
1400 21st
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1995-40323
September 3, 1995
baby-feet-165x133px Baby (Boy) Doe
2 days old
502 C West 8th St.
Storm Lake, IA
Buena Vista County
October 15, 1995
1996-3-14-spencer-dr-hartkemeyer-165px Karla Hartkemeyer
35 YOA
Rural Route
Warren County
Case # 96-03059
October 27, 1995
Martha Erickson Martha Erickson
47 YOA
Avon/Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 95-13479
November 21, 1995
Scott Tompkins Scott Tompkins
23 YOA
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Case # 95-13656
November 29, 1995
Darrell Lewis Darrell Lewis
39 YOA
2100 Carpenter
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1995-58887
December 24, 1995
Donna Lee Marshall Donna Marshall
37 YOA
Iowa City, IA
Johnson County
Case # 96-00444
January 8, 1996
photo-needed
Humberto Cortez
Found in rail car
Carter Lake, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case # 96-06859
June 21, 1996
Des Moines logo Robert Furnish
1215 6th
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1996-30538
July 18, 1996
Rafael Robinson Rafael Robinson
926 Oak Ridge
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1996-32331
July 31, 1996
Robert Scott Robert Scott
43 YOA
1000 Blk. E. 12th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1996-22677
May 30, 1996
Sandra Kinney Sandra Dee Kinney
33 YOA
Mississippi River
Davenport, IA
Scott County
July 20, 1996
Raul Camacho Raul Camacho, 18
El Aragon
1820 E. Army Post
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1996-39840
September 14, 1996
Earl Hamilton “Big Earl” Hamilton
53 YOA
Big Earl’s Goldmine
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
September 29, 1996
Laura Van Wyhe
Laura Van Wyhe
21 YOA
Iowa City
Found along NE Missouri highway
October 26, 1996
Baby feet Baby Jane Doe Lincoln
Lisbon, IA, barn
Cedar County
Case # 96-11840
November 10, 1996
Connie Ruddy Connie Ruddy
21 YOA
305 Burns St.
Ida Grove, Iowa
Ida County
February 10, 1997
David Redowl David Redowl
27 YOA
610 West 3rd St.
Sioux City, IA
April 26, 1997
Michael Booth Michael J. Booth
45 YOA
510 15th #21
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-17132
April 26, 1997
John Erickson gravestone John L. Erickson
48 YOA
Mondamin, IA
Harrison County
April 30, 1997
Traci Evenson Traci Evenson
22 YOA
438 Ninth Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 21, 1997
Julie Davis Julie Bell Davis
33 YOA
613 E. 2nd
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-37722
August 28, 1997
Wilbur Brown Wilbur Brown
47 YOA
603 West 5th St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
September 14, 1997
Evelyn Resh gravestone Evelyn Resh
87 YOA
400 E. Coolbaugh St.
Red Oak, IA
September 16, 1997
Bloomfield Frances Bloomfield
57 YOA
38 Wakefield Court
Iowa City, IA
September 20, 1997
Dung Kim Truong Dung Kim Truong, 37
Washta Access
Washta, IA
Ida County
Case # 97-12883
September 22, 1997
Arlys Ponce Arlys D. Ponce
42 YOA
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
Case # 97-10958
October 8, 1997
Lowell Stumo gravestone Lowell Stumo
48 YOA
Northwood, IA
Worth County
Case # 97-13243
December 7, 1997
beth-ricketts-165px Beth Ann Ricketts
31 YOA
4000 Dubuque St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-57018
December 22, 1997
Boyd Novinger Boyd Novinger
77 YOA
Bedford, IA
Taylor County
Case # 97-13903
December 27, 1997
Anthony Williams crime scene Anthony Williams
1436 22nd
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1998-1045
January 8, 1998
Mariana Redrovan Mariana Redrovan
15 YOA
Walnut Creek Inn
West Des Moines, IA
Case # 98-00744
January 23, 1998
Susan Hagen Susan Hagen
44 YOA
600 Blk. Birdland Dr.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1998-6532
February 12, 1998
KyVan Luong gravestone Ky Van Luong
20 YOA
6th & Birdland
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1998-6829
February 14, 1998
Michael Reed Michael W. Reed
19 YOA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
April 17, 1998
Patricia Jauron Patricia Jauron
45 YOA
1516 Old Hwy 141
Sioux City, IA
Case # 98-06160
May 26, 1998
Raymond March Raymond March, Jr.
23 YOA
1200 Blk N. Harrison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 20, 1998
paul-brule-younger-165px Paul M. Brule
30 YOA
2218 Sixth Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA
July 25, 1998
Mildred Clemenson Mildred Clemenson
81 YOA
3926 Ironwood Ave.
Kensett, IA
Case # 98-12891
November 9, 1998
Kimberly Ratliff Kimberly Ratliff
22 YOA
1414 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
January 9, 1999
Eric Redinbo Eric S. Redinbo
18 YOA
Keokuk, IA
Lee County
February 12, 1999
Dolores Hornung Dolores A. Hornung
48 YOA
Keokuk, IA
Lee County
Case # 99-01605
February 14, 1999
Rodrigo Duran Rodrigo Duran
59 YOA
1820 E. Army Post
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-11835
April 3, 1999
Judith Weeks
SOLVED
Judith Weeks, 44
1319 Second Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
April 4, 1999
Jamar Magett Jamar Magett
19 YOA
1400 Blk 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
May 10, 1999
1400-east-18th-des-moines-165px Cordell Kirby
46 YOA
1400 E. 18th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-28964
August 2, 1999
John TaylorDouble Homicide
John Taylor
, 54
2223 E. Maple
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-29020
August 3, 1999
Janet Taylor Double Homicide
Janet Taylor
, 52
2223 E. Maple
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-29020
August 3, 1999
roger-dean-hill-gravestone-165px Roger Dean Hill
44 YOA
Davenport, IA
Scott County
October 12, 1999
Chris Axiotis Chris Axiotis
16 YOA
Q Pond Park
Osceola, IA
Clarke County
November 16, 1999
Bobbi Crawford Roberta “Bobbi” Crawford
53 YOA
2 Sixth Ave. NW
Hampton, IA
Franklin County
November 17, 1999
Willie Junior Brocks Willie Junior Brocks
49 YOA
400 Blk 15th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
November 27, 1999
David Shumpert David Shumpert
27 YOA
400 Blk. E. Locust
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-46557
December 2, 1999
Gerald Best Gerald Best
50 YOA
4 N. Madison Ave.
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
December 30, 1999

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