Unknown Baby Boy

On July 22, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unknown Baby Homicide NAME: Unidentified Newborn Baby Boy AGE: 2-3 hours old SCENE OF CRIME: Highway 30 about four miles west of Tama CITY: Tama COUNTY: Tama County DATE: June 11, 1952   “Unknown Baby” found on U.S. 30 in 1952 Tama County in Iowa  Tama in Tama County Gone Cold – Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders July 21, 2016 By […]

Helping Catch Bad Guys

On June 10, 2016, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

 Ron Novak’s unsolved 1983 murder was one  of more than 50 cases featured by the Iowa  Newspaper Association and participating  newspapers across the state. The past, present, and future are inexorably linked, and nowhere has that been more clear than in the last year during our partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and its […]

News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2015 Archives Current News | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives | IowaColdCases.org in the News GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published statewide, […]

Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders

On August 23, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

About Gone Cold   Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders is a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in state history. The weekly series will feature a number of the state’s 438 unsolved murders, with articles published simultaneously across the state in […]

Craig Petersen

On May 26, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Craig Allen Petersen Undetermined – Suspected Homicide Craig Allen Petersen 20 YOA Home Residence: Blue Grass, Iowa Scott County Body found in Mississippi River Montpelier, Iowa Muscatine County September 28, 1986   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing wenty-year-old Craig Allen Petersen of Blue Grass, Iowa, died just over one day after a female teenager […]

Lisa Vander Esch

On November 19, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy The Hawarden Independent In her 1981 “Senior Interview,” Lisa Vander Esch says her favorite saying is “Live one day at a time.” Lisa Ann Vander Esch Suspected Homicide Lisa Ann Vander Esch 19 YOA Ireton, Iowa Sioux County Tuesday, September 14, 1982   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   er favorite color: red. […]

Kim Loose

On November 5, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Kimberly Renea “Kim” Loose Homicide Kimberly Renea Loose 16 YOA Home Residence: Blue Grass, Iowa Crime Scene: Walcott Mobile Home Park Walcott, Iowa Scott County September 26, 1986   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing imberly R. “Kim” Loose, 16, died Friday, September 26, 1986, in rural Walcott, Iowa, in Scott County after leaving her […]

Ethan Kazmerzak

On February 18, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Ethan Bert Kazmerzak Missing Person Ethan Bert Kazmerzak Age at Report: 22 Date of Birth: April 12, 1991 Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’05” Race: White Hair: Dark Blond Eyes: Blue Sex: Male Incident Type: Other adult missing Missing From: Hampton, IA Franklin County Case Number: 13-3834 NamUs MP # 22526 Missing Since: September 15, 2013 […]

Adam Lack

On December 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Adam Michael Lack A Dead Zone Death Adam Michael Lack 33 YOA Residence: Nora Springs, IA Floyd County Death Location: Highway 9 Mitchell County, IA Date of Death: July 13, 2008   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing UPDATE October 15, 2016: From the updated report, “NFPI” – New preventative tool to protect Source Water […]

Gladys Held

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Gladys Dorothy Held Homicide Gladys Dorothy Held 83 YOA Walnut Court Retirement Home 315 Walnut St., Apt. 321 Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 8, 1993 ladys D. Held, an 83-year-old retired personal secretary, was beaten and strangled at a Waterloo senior citizens home around […]