News Archives 2016

On June 24, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2016 Archives Current News | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives | IowaColdCases.org in the News GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published statewide, […]

Help Keep Iowa Cold Cases Online

On May 8, 2017, in Miscellany, Resources, by Jody Ewing

The Iowa Cold Cases website needs your help. Our web hosting service — which runs on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) due to the volume of traffic on the site — was up for its annual renewal May 5. They have granted us a courtesy extension for two weeks. In the last 12 months, our […]

Scott Perez

On April 1, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott Allan Perez Sr. Homicide Scott Allan Perez Sr. 44 YOA 4000 block of Crocker Street and 40th Place Des Moines, IA Polk County May 26, 2016     From the Des Moines Police Department 5/27/2016 – Homicide at 40th and Crocker On 26 May 2016, at approximately 10:57 pm, the Des Moines Police Department […]

Dennis Strable

On February 24, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis Dean Strable Homicide Dennis Strable 59 YOA 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard Des Moines, IA Polk County July 24, 2016   ennis Dean Strable, 59, was shot and killed at approximately 4:33 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, while riding his bicycle near 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard in Des Moines while on his way […]

Gregory Dunbar

On February 20, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregory Oliver “Greg” Dunbar Suspicious Death Gregory “Greg” Dunbar 35 YOA Davenport apartment building, 37th Street Davenport, Iowa Scott County May 13, 2016   he body of 35-year-old Gregory “Greg” Dunbar was pulled from the Mississippi River near Buffalo, Iowa, on Friday, May 13, 2016, after a caller reported finding a body around 9:20 a.m. […]

Unidentified

On December 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified Persons The following list includes all unidentified persons found in Iowa. Some are known homicides, while the manner of death for others remains unknown. All are cold cases.   Unidentified White Male 18-39 YOA Des Moines, IA Polk County ME Case # 10-1398 January 1, 1924 Unknown Baby Boy 2-3 hours old Highway 30 […]

Lacona

On December 15, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unsolved Murders in Lacona, Iowa         Homicide Shirley Dene Carter 68 YOA 132 Perry St. Lacona, IA Marion County June 19, 2015 Shirley Carter, a 68-year-old grandmother, suffered two gunshot wounds to her back on Friday, June 19, 2015, inside her rural Lacona home in Marion County. Her husband, Bill Carter, has […]

Thecla Gerken

On December 10, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Sioux City Journal Thecla M. Gerken Thecla Gerken Homicide Thecla M. Gerken 23 YOA Corner of Ninth & Jones streets Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County June 27, 1917   Information Courtesy the Sioux City Journal, the Dyersville Commercial, and a compendium of newspaper clippings researched and written by Tom Larson. The story, in brief:  […]

Fairfield

On December 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Fairfield, Iowa       Homicide Douglas James “D.J.” Shondel II 21 YOA 1000 N. 16th St. Fairfield, Iowa Jefferson County March 11, 2001 Douglas “D.J.” Shondel II, 21, of Fairfield, Iowa, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 after sustaining a broken neck and head trauma injuries under suspicious circumstances. His pregnant girlfriend, […]

Douglas Shondel

On December 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Douglas James “DJ” Shondel II Undetermined (Suspicious Death) Douglas James Shondel II 21 YOA 100 N. 16th St. Fairfield, Iowa Jefferson County Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma to Head and Broken Neck Sunday, March 11, 2001   Jefferson County in Iowa Fairfield in Jefferson County any things don’t add up in 21-year-old Douglas James […]