Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders

On August 23, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

About Gone Cold   Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders is a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in state history. The weekly series will feature a number of the state’s 438 unsolved murders, with articles published simultaneously across the state in […]

Kevin Morse

On March 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Daniel Morse Rev. Kevin Lane Morse Rev. Kevin Lane Morse Homicide Rev. Kevin Lane Morse 44 YOA Missouri River Levee Nebraska City Bridge Fremont County, IA June 20, 2002   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Kevin Lane Morse, a 44-year-old minister, was shot on Thursday, June 20, 2002, while fishing along […]

Keeping cold cases from being forgotten

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Keeping cold cases from being forgotten 7:50 PM, May 11, 2012 Written by Josh O’Leary Iowa City Press-Citizen When Jody Ewing first began writing about Iowa’s unsolved murders, people would ask if she had a personal connection to a cold case that sparked her interest. Until 2007, the answer was always no. On Aug. 28 of […]

Karen Christensen and Larry Wells

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Double Homicide Karen Ann Christensen, 27 Larry Gordon Wells, 25 Near Coralville Reservoir Coralville, IA Johnson County August 26, 1975 Case summary by Jody Ewing On Labor Day, September 1, 1975, two young motorcyclists discovered the charred bodies of two persons inside a scorched pickup truck near the Coralville Reservoir in Johnson County, Iowa. The […]

Frances Bloomfield

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Frances Bloomfield Homicide — ARREST MADE, SUSPECT DIES BEFORE TRIAL Frances Bloomfield 57 YOA 38 Wakefield Court Iowa City, IA Johnson County Reported Missing: Sept. 22, 1997 Est. Date of Death: Sept. 20, 1997   LATEST UPDATE Bloomfield murder charge dismissed after November death Dec. 10, 2014 — Prosecutors have formally closed the case against […]

John Albert Rose

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

John Albert Rose Homicide John Albert Rose 35 YOA Vinton, IA Benton County Case Number: 78-02418 April 21, 1978   Case information provided by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Cedar Rapids Gazette   Four days after his 35th birthday, John Albert Rose was shot in the head in Benton County, Iowa, while visiting […]

Ronald Lipsius

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Ronald F. Lipsius Homicide