Never Another New Year’s Celebration

On December 31, 2015, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859, he wasn’t thinking about the days leading up to Christmas, the short time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, or the beginning of yet another year without long awaited answers. Yet in the first few words of this remarkable novel, he seems to […]

Gerald Best

On December 30, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gerald E. Best Homicide Gerald E. Best 50 YOA 4 N. Madison Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County December 30, 1999 erald Best was found stabbed to death on Dec. 30, 1999, in his apartment at 4 N. Madison Ave. in Mason City, Iowa. Medical Examiner David Sloan said the 50-year-old’s throat had been […]

Mason City

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Mason City, Iowa         Missing Person Lillian Eileen Demaris Age at Report: 31 Date of Birth: May 12, 1921 Classification: Endangered Medical: Demaris is classified as disabled Missing from: Mason City, IA Missing Since: August 14, 1952 Lillian Eileen Demaris was last seen in Mason City, Iowa on August […]

Cerro Gordo County

On November 6, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Cerro Gordo 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.   Missing Person Lillian Eileen Demaris Age at Report: 31 […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) 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 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]