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The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959) 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 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological order. If you know of a case not listed here or have information you’d like included […]
Frederick Leonard Coste Homicide Frederick L. Coste 47 YOA 312 Second Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County October 15, 1959 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Frederick “Fred” Leonard Coste, the 47-year-old manager of the Family Finance Corporation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was stabbed to death inside his loan interview cubicle on Thursday morning, […]
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 […]
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, […]
Frederick “Fred” Coste, 47, was found October 15, 1959, lying face-up in a pool of blood inside his loan interview cubicle at the Family Finance Corporation in Cedar Rapids where he worked. He had been punched in the left eye and then stabbed six times in the chest. Now more than a half-century cold, […]