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Wapello County in Iowa Agency in Wapello County Melvin Royale “Mez” Adams Homicide Melvin Royale Adams 55 YOA Agency, IA Wapello County February 13, 1983 Case Information submitted to Iowa Cold Cases by Suzanne Koehler Melvin Royale Adams, a 55-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force veteran, was found dead in a small cabin south […]
Francis F. Jordon, Sr. Homicide Francis Frederick Jordon, Sr. 42 YOA Cliffland Park Ottumwa, IA Wapello County July 12, 1978 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing In the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 12, 1978, Francis Frederick Jordon Sr. was killed after two men knocked on his door saying they had car […]
Cold Cases in Ottumwa, Iowa Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County May 25, 1893 On Thursday, May 25, 1893, James Chamberlain, a carpenter who lived on Ottumwa’s south side, was struck by a blow to the head and found lying in mud and […]
The Cases – Homicides (1970 – 1979) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1970 – 1979, and are listed in chronological […]