A Partnership in Crime

On July 31, 2015, in Events, Media, News, by Jody Ewing

In Casablanca, Rick says to Louie, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This week, I’m grateful to see the beginnings of a beautiful partnership that first took root in April and produced its first blooms Sunday. The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) have partnered for a new weekly project […]

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   Gladys D. Held, an 83-year-old retired personal secretary, was beaten and strangled at a Waterloo senior citizens […]

Lance DeWoody

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lance Lee DeWoody Homicide ARREST MADE –- CHARGES DROPPED NAME: Lance Lee DeWoody AGE: 22 RESIDENCE: North Liberty, IA CRIME LOCATION: Oakdale Campus CITY: Coralville, IA COUNTY: Johnson County DCI CASE NO. 85-04249 DATE OF CRIME: August 12, 1985 ARREST MADE: March 24, 2016 OBSTRUCTION OF PROSECUTION PLEA: January 31, 2017 MURDER CHARGES DROPPED: January […]

Emma Lewis

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo William Johnson Emma Sophia Carlson Lewis Emma Sophia Lewis Homicide Emma Sophia Lewis 80 YOA Waukee, Iowa Dallas County DCI Case # 76-00804 September 13, 1976   Emma Lewis was found dead in her Waukee, Iowa home on Monday, September 13, 1976. The 80-year-old Lewis had died from blows suffered during a severe […]

Effie Bell

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Karen Bollie Effie Bell, August 1964 Effie Corelis “Cupie” Bell Homicide Effie Corelis Bell 46 YOA DCI Case Number: 66-00666 Madrid, Iowa Boone County Body discovered at Madrid dump Dallas County Last Seen Alive: March 18, 1966 Est. Date of Death: March 20, 1966 Body Found: May 31, 1966   Case summary by […]

Rose Burkert and Roger Atkison

On January 24, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Rose Z. Burkert and Roger E. Atkison   Double Homicide                   Rose Z. Burkert, 22 Roger E. Atkison, 32 DCI Case # 80-06274 Amana Holiday Inn Room 260 Williamsburg, Iowa Iowa County September 12, 1980   UPDATE Marcella Shat and her late husband, Roger Atkison. (Photo courtesy […]