Lillian Randolph

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Elizabeth O’Hara Lillian Hedman Randolph Lillian Elizabeth Hedman Randolph Homicide Lillian Elizabeth Hedman Randolph 56 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County Case # 65-00598 May 2, 1965   Many thanks to Elizabeth “Beth” O’Hara, Lillian’s granddaughter, and Wendy Chalman-Holman, Lillian’s daughter, for sharing these photos with Jody Ewing for use on the Iowa […]

Guthrie Center

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Guthrie Center, Iowa         Homicide Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County January 18, 1950 On Wednesday, January 18, 1950, the body of Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel — a retired farmer who lived alone in a one-room shack on Guthrie Center’s south side — was discovered near […]

In Memory of a Loving Mother: Lillian Hedman Randolph

On May 2, 2010, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

On May 2, 1965, Lillian Randolph shared Mother’s Day with her oldest child’s birthday. It would also be the last day Lillian would ever be seen alive. The mother of four — Hank, Ann, Wendy and Vicki — was kidnapped from her rural Guthrie Center, Iowa home that day after attending church with her daughters. […]