Solved

On March 11, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

SOLVED / CLOSED / CLEARED BY EXCEPTIONAL MEANS The cases listed below represent Iowa cold cases where arrests have been made since we first began tracking the state’s unsolved cases in December 2005. It includes cases where suspects have been convicted or acquitted, cases solved by exceptional means, and cases currently making their way through […]

Tony Canfield

On August 23, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Dana Canfield Tony “T-Bone” Canfield Tony Ray “T-Bone” Canfield Homicide SOLVED Tony Ray Canfield 52 YOA 1401 George St. Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County Federal Case Number: 16-4009 Killed: Sunday, May 1, 2011 Solved: June 10, 2016   UPDATE – Three Men Sentenced On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, Devery Hibbler, 26, of Dumas, […]

Brandyn Preston

On April 4, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Brandyn Preston Homicide — SOLVED Brandyn Preston 19 YOA 1101 10th Ave. Fort Dodge, IA Webster County Date of Crime: May 8, 2011 Date of Death: January 22, 2012    Case Summary by Jody Ewing UPDATE On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, a Webster County jury found Derrick McElroy guilty of first-degree murder in Brandyn Preston’s death. […]

Holly Durben

On February 25, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Holly Rae Durben Homicide — SOLVED   Holly Rae Durben 29 YOA 2492 Highway 59 Shenandoah, Iowa Fremont County July 18, 2009   UPDATE Holly Durben and her family have received justice. On Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, Fremont County District Court Judge Timothy O’Grady found Brian Heath Davis, 35, guilty of first-degree murder in Holly’s […]

Cora Okonski

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Tama News-Herald Cora Ann Okonski Cora Ann Okonski Homicide — SOLVED 17 Years After Okonski’s disappearance, her fiancé, Tait Purk, is charged, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder; Judge goes on to overturn jury’s verdict; Purk retried and found guilty of second-degree murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison.   VICTIM: Cora Ann […]

Mark Koster

On April 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mark Edgar Koster Homicide — SOLVED Mark Edgar Koster 58 YOA 610 N. 5th St. Sac City, Iowa Sac County Went Missing: July 4, 2009 Declared Legally Dead: October 10, 2011 Remains Found: November 5, 2012         LATEST UPDATES Green sentenced to 50 years SAC CITY – John David Green was sentenced […]

Elizabeth Syperda

On February 11, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda Missing Person — Homicide — SOLVED Age at Report: 22 DOB: May 13, 1978 Weight: 150 lbs. Height: 5′ 04″ Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Endangered / physical / homicide Missing From: Mount Pleasant, IA Henry County Investigating Agency: Mt. Pleasant Police Department Case #: 00-4376 NCIC #: M-670900255 NamUs MP […]

Evelyn Miller

On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Evelyn Celeste Miller Homicide — SOLVED Casey Frederiksen Found GUILTY, Sentenced to Two Life Sentences Evelyn Celeste Miller 5 YOA 1781 Quarry Road, Apt. #4 Floyd, Iowa Floyd County July 1, 2005         * Editor’s Note: The information in this case summary contains graphic information that may offend or disturb some readers. UPDATE Casey […]