Ruben Lara

On October 11, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Black Hawk County in Iowa   Waterloo in Black Hawk County Ruben Lara, Jr. Hit-and-Run Homicide Ruben Lara, Jr. 40 YOA Highway 218 Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 8, 2000   Ruben Lara Jr., a 40-year-old construction worker who lived at 3450 Ellington St. in Waterloo, was killed in a hit-and-run homicide early Friday […]

Annamarie Rittman

On April 28, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Annamarie Rittman Hit-and-Run Homicide Annamarie Rittman 46 YOA Lowe’s Parking Lot Altoona, IA Polk County December 27, 2005   Annamarie Rittman, a 46-year-old employee at the Lowe’s Store in Altoona, Iowa, was struck down by a pickup that swerved into her on December 27, 2005. The mother of three was walking through the store’s parking […]

Anna Medici

On April 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Anna Maria Medici Homicide Anna Maria Medici 21 YOA Highway 69 Carney, IA Crocker Township Polk County DCI Case # 62-01063 November 16, 1962 Case information provided by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation On Friday, November 16, 1962, Anna Maria Medici was killed in a hit-and-run shortly after a co-worker dropped her off at […]

Josh Yoder

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Joshua Martin Yoder Hit-and-Run Homicide Joshua Martin Yoder 4 YOA 500 block of South 9th St. Clinton, IA Clinton County May 3, 2005   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On May 3, 2005, 4-year-old Josh Yoder was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 500 block of South 9th Street in Clinton, Iowa. […]

Mark Snopek

On February 11, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mark Lee Snopek Hit-and-Run Homicide Mark Lee Snopek 53 YOA County Road R18 (also known as L Avenue) Rural Boone Boone County, Iowa August 8, 2007 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, Mark Lee Snopek, 53, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his mountain bike on a favorite 16-mile […]

Valerie Peterson

On December 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Elna Maria “Valerie” Peterson Homicide Elna Maria “Valerie” Peterson 8 YOA Manson, IA Calhoun County May 6, 1971   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   On Thursday, May 6, 1971, 8-year-old Valerie Peterson was killed by a hit-and-run driver around 4 p.m. while riding her bicycle off the side of the road in front of […]

Boone

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Boone, IA         Missing Person: Norma M. Maynard Age at Report: 61 Missing From: Boone, IA Boone County Missing Since: February 3, 1979 Norma Maynard was reported missing to the Boone Police Dept. in Boone, Iowa, on February 3, 1979. Few other details are available in her case.   […]

Manson

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Manson, Iowa         Homicide: Elna Maria “Valerie” Peterson 8 YOA Manson, IA Calhoun County May 6, 1971 On May 6, 1971, eight-year-old Valerie Peterson was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 4 p.m. while riding her bicycle along the road at the Manson Lutheran Church.  

Calhoun County

On November 6, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Calhoun County, IA *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Calhoun 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: Elna Maria “Valerie” Peterson 8 YOA Manson, IA Calhoun County […]

Iowa’s Murdered Children, No Voice, No Choice

On June 9, 2010, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Today marks 22 years since 7-1/2-month-old Amber Marie Hayes of Muscatine, Iowa, was decapitated, dismembered, and her remains strewn in a remote area near Lake Odessa. Two boys riding all-terrain vehicles discovered the infant’s body, her pink diaper bag and blanket four days later. The lake area, just south of Muscatine, is located about one-half […]