Hopkinton

On August 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Hopkinton, Iowa         Hit-and-Run Homicide Matthew Adam Carter 21 YOA Jones-Delaware Rd. Hopkinton, Iowa Delaware County July 9, 2006 Matthew Adam Carter, 21, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 9, 2006, while walking home from a camping outing with […]

Kevin Jack

On July 9, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott County in Iowa Davenport in Scott County Kevin R. Jack Homicide Kevin R. Jack 21 YOA 5700 block of North Pine St. Davenport, IA Scott County June 15, 2002 evin R. Jack, a pit crew member of the Andy Cook stock car racing team, died in a hit-and-run motor vehicle fatality in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 15, […]

Anthony Evans

On April 24, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Sioux City Journal Anthony “Tony” Lee Evans Anthony Lee Evans Hit-and-Run Homicide Anthony “Tony” Lee Evans 5 YOA 1016 21st Street Sioux City, IA Woodbury County June 20, 2000   ive-year-old Anthony Evans was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 1000 block of 21st street in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 20, 2000. […]

Becky Lawless

On October 5, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Becky Simpson Lawless Hit-and-Run Homicide Becky Simpson Lawless 59 YOA Washington St. and W. Mullan Ave. Waterloo, IA (jurisdiction) Black Hawk County April 9, 2012 ecky Simpson Lawless, 59, of Waterloo, was apparently walking home from a tavern in the early morning hours on Monday, April 9, 2012, when she was struck by a hit-and-run […]

Don’t Let Iowa’s Cold Case Unit Fade From Existence

On October 18, 2011, in Letters, by Eileen Meier

(This piece was published in the Des Moines Register on October 18, 2011.) The funding for the Iowa Cold Case Unit, established with a $500,000 National Institute of Justice grant and $194,000 federal Community Oriented Policing Service grant, is due to expire in November, and with it my hopes that the unit would be given […]

George Dean

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Monona County in Iowa  Mapleton in Monona County George Earl Dean, Jr. Homicide George Earl Dean, Jr. 55 YOA Mapleton, IA Monona County Case # 66-00722 June 29, 1966 Case summary by Jody Ewing n Wednesday evening, June 29, 1966, George Earl Dean, Jr. was found deceased in the street in front of his Mapleton, Iowa home. […]

Michael Carr

On December 26, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Michael Edward Carr Homicide Michael Edward Carr 19 YOA Highway 9 and Emmet County blacktop A-22, eastbound side of road Estherville, IA Emmet County Crime Date: December 26, 1975 Date of Death: January 2, 1976 Case summary by Jody Ewing At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, the day after Christmas 1975, Michael Edward Carr was struck […]

Clinton County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Clinton County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Clinton 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.   Homicide John Bernard “Henry” Nurre 76 YOA Sugar Creek, Brown’s Station, […]

Breaking Through Walls of Silence and Shame

On May 6, 2010, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Eileen Meier

My only sister, Valerie Peterson, was killed 39 years ago today on a Thursday afternoon.  She was just 8 years old. We had been late that morning — in a rush out of the car for school with no foreshadowing of the terrible events that would happen that afternoon. No goodbyes or looks backward. The […]