Jacob Biretz

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa   Waterloo in Black Hawk County Jacob J. “Jake” Biretz Homicide Jacob “Jake” Biretz 87 YOA 311 Lafayette St., Apt. B Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 10, 1993   Jacob “Jake” Biretz, an 87-year-old retired mechanic, was found dead in his apartment at a Waterloo retirement home on Friday, […]

Henry Chavis

On October 6, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Henry William Chavis Homicide Henry William Chavis 55 YOA Highway 69 One mile south of Ames, IA Story County (jurisdiction) November 8, 1948     Henry Chavis, 55, lived in a four-bedroom farm house on a 300-acre farm near current-day South Duff Avenue and Airport Road outside Ames, Iowa. He was found dead outside his […]

Lucia Perez

On April 1, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Lucia Chilel Perez Missing Person Courtesy photo Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Lucia Chilel Perez Lucia Chilel Perez (aka Mary Rodriguez Figueroa) Age at Report: 41 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Race: Hispanic/Latino Weight: 120 – 140 lbs. Height: 5′ 2″ Residence: Worthington, Minn. Went Missing From: Sioux County and Dickinson County (Iowa) Investigating Agency: Worthington (Minn.) […]

Kevin Morse

On March 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Daniel Morse Rev. Kevin Lane Morse Rev. Kevin Lane Morse Homicide Rev. Kevin Lane Morse 44 YOA Missouri River Levee Nebraska City Bridge Fremont County, IA June 20, 2002   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Kevin Lane Morse, a 44-year-old minister, was shot on Thursday, June 20, 2002, while fishing along […]

Connie Bodensteiner

On December 6, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner Homicide Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner 24 YOA 2800 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA Polk County August 8, 1995   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On Tuesday, August 8, 1995, Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner was found locked in a basement storage bin at a south-side Des Moines apartment complex. An […]

Terry Vanden Hull

On March 24, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Story County in Iowa   Maxwell in Story County Terry Lee Vanden Hull Homicide Terry Lee Vanden Hull 20 YOA 2 ½ miles southeast of Maxwell, IA Story County February 24, 1975     Twenty-year-old Terry Lee Vanden Hull of Archer, Iowa, was last seen alive on Monday, February 24, 1975. Three men moving machinery […]

Jeffery Zolliecoffer

On January 25, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Waterloo Police Jeffery “Jo Jo” Zolliecoffer Jeffery “Jo Jo” Zolliecoffer Homicide Jeffery “Jo Jo” Zolliecoffer 23 YOA Cedar River Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Last Seen Alive: September 7, 1989 Body Found: September 15, 1989   On Friday, September 15, 1989, a child playing by the Cedar River told nearby adults he had […]

Ashley Okland

On January 5, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Ashley Okland Homicide Ashley Okland 27 YOA 558 Stone Creek Court West Des Moines, IA Polk County April 8, 2011   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old Iowa Realty agent, was shot twice and killed shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, while working inside a West Des Moines […]

Helen Mae Bown

On October 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Helen Mae Bown Suspicious Death Helen Mae Bown 61 YOA Iowa River in Tama County Marshalltown/Le Grand, IA Marshall and Tama Counties Date Last Seen Alive: Oct. 2, 1973 Reported Missing: Oct. 7, 1973 Body Found: October 31, 1973 Case Summary by Jody Ewing Mrs. Helen Mae Bown, a 61-year-old widow, was last seen alive […]