Louis Dayton

On March 14, 2024, in , by Jody Ewing

Special Deputy Sheriff Louis H. Dayton Homicide Name: Louis H. Dayton (Undercover work) Aliases: C.L. Plummer and George Cook Age: 57 Crime Scene: Behind the Hallett Building City: Spencer, Iowa County: Clay County Rank: Deputy Sheriff Panel: 34-W: 24 Years of Service: 20 Time in Spencer: Three weeks Department: Clay County, Iowa, S.O. Cause of […]

Neal Townsend

On June 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Neal Robert Townsend Homicide Neal Robert Townsend Age: 29 Lifelong Anamosa, Iowa, resident (Jones County) Died at Alola Apartments Lava Hot Springs, Idaho Bannock County, Idaho Investigating Agency: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office End of Watch: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1975   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Note: Though Neal Townsend died in Lava Hot […]

Still Ours

On June 1, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Still Ours … but outside Iowa’s jurisdiction Though nearly all cases listed here on Iowa Cold Cases are handled by investigating agencies at Iowa’s local or state level or the FBI, a few cases do exist where the victim had Iowa ties but the case is currently under another state’s jurisdiction. For example, 21-year-old Tammy Zywicki grew up […]

Edward Leeney

On July 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Patrolman Edward M. Leeney Homicide Patrolman Edward M. Leeney 32 YOA Iowa City Police Department Iowa City, IA Johnson County April 29, 1926 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 1926, a speeding Ford coupe raced through the Iowa City, Iowa streets, Motorcycle Officer Edward M. Leeney hot […]

Pitt McClellan Doxsie

On December 9, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Pitt McClellan Doxsie Homicide Patrolman Pitt McClellan Doxsie 34 YOA Panel: 48-W: 2 Independence, IA Buchanan County End of Watch: October 26, 1897   Case information added by Jody Ewing   Buchanan County in Iowa  Independence in Buchanan County On Tuesday, October 26, 1897, Patrolman Pitt McClellan Doxsie, 34, was shot and killed in Independence, Iowa during a […]

Jones County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Jones County, Iowa     Homicide Henry Hults 62 YOA Oxford Junction, IA (Jones County) Case # 63-00430 March 22, 1963 On March 22, 1963, Henry Hults was found dead in the back yard of his Oxford Junction home with extensive burns on his body. Homicide Police Officer Neal Robert Townsend 29 YOA […]