“I Can Remember…” A Guest Blog by Jennifer McCuddin

On October 1, 2014, in Anniversaries, Guest Blogs, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

Intro by Iowa Cold Cases Courtesy photo Becky McCuddin Lisa McCuddin with her son Davontrez and daughter Markasia in early 2004. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 will mark a sorrowful milestone anniversary for one North Central Iowa family. It will represent 10 years since Lisa McCuddin — just four days shy of her 24th birthday — was shot […]

Jessica Altman Remembers Her Mother

On January 24, 2014, in Anniversaries, Guest Blogs, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Today’s guest blog post comes from Jessica Altman, the daughter of Iowa Cold Case victim Angela Altman. Angela was found dead on the kitchen floor of her Fort Dodge home by her sister on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, 1981. Many thanks to Jessica for sharing her thoughts with us and our readers. 33 Years By […]

Brandyn Preston

On April 4, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Brandyn Preston Homicide — SOLVED Brandyn Preston 19 YOA 1101 10th Ave. Fort Dodge, IA Webster County Date of Crime: May 8, 2011 Date of Death: January 22, 2012    Case Summary by Jody Ewing UPDATE On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, a Webster County jury found Derrick McElroy guilty of first-degree murder in Brandyn Preston’s death. […]

Sandra Vanderhoef

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Sandra S. Vanderhoef Missing Person Name: Sandra S. Vanderhoef Nickname/Alias: Sandra Springer; Sandy Nelson Age at Report: 42 DOB: June 10, 1944 Weight: 210 lbs. Height: 5’07” Race: Native American Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Incident Type: Endangered / physical City: Fort Dodge County: Webster County Investigating Agency: Webster County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: 871341A NamUs MP […]

William Freimuth

On February 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Webster County in Iowa   Fort Dodge in Webster County William Henry Freimuth Homicide William Henry Freimuth 71 YOA Fawkes Standard Service Station Highway 20 Fort Dodge, Iowa Webster County DCI Case # 61-00355 February 16, 1961   William H. Freimuth, a 71-year-old Fort Dodge service station attendant, was shot in the back of the […]

Douglas Nielsen

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Humboldt County in Iowa   Humboldt in Humboldt County Douglas Alan Nielsen Homicide Douglas Alan Nielsen 17 YOA 1409 Elmhurst Ave. Humboldt, IA Humboldt County Case # 74-00512 October 18, 1974 Case summary by Jody Ewing In the early morning hours on Friday, October 18, 1974, Douglas A. Nielsen was shot and killed during a […]

Lisa McCuddin

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lisa Ann McCuddin Homicide Lisa Ann McCuddin 23 YOA Near Holiday Inn Fort Dodge, IA Webster County October 2, 2004     Update Jennifer McCuddin, Lisa’s sister, has recently established a new Facebook page for Lisa. Please take a moment to visit Justice for Lisa McCuddin. Case Summary by Jody Ewing On October 2, 2004 […]

Angela Altman

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Jessica Altman and the Fort Dodge Messenger Angela Altman with baby Jessica in 1976 Angela Marie Altman Homicide Angela Marie Altman 22 YOA 215 S. 7th Street Fort Dodge, IA Webster County DCI Case #81-00528 January 24, 1981           Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Four-year-old Jessica Marie Altman […]

Gregory Howell

On December 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregory John Howell Missing Person, Homicide Strongly Suspected Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines Gregory Howell with his son. Howell went missing from Fort Dodge in January 2005, and homicide is suspected in his unsolved disappearance.   NAME: Gregory John Howell AGE AT REPORT: 44 DOB: October 4, 1960 RACE: White HEIGHT: 5’07” WEIGHT: […]

Bertha Mae Foy

On December 4, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Webster County in Iowa   Fort Dodge in Webster County Bertha Mae Foy Homicide Bertha Mae Foy 18 YOA Fort Dodge, IA Webster County August 9, 1987   Bertha Mae Foy was killed in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on August 9, 1987. The young mother left behind three small children, ages 3, 2, and a 9-month-old […]