Cora Okonski

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Tama News-Herald Cora Ann Okonski Cora Ann Okonski Homicide — SOLVED 17 Years After Okonski’s disappearance, her fiancé, Tait Purk, is charged, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder; Judge goes on to overturn jury’s verdict; Purk retried and found guilty of second-degree murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison.   VICTIM: Cora Ann […]


On May 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Parnell, Iowa         George Hardy 69 YOA Parnell, IA Iowa County June 26, 1929

Karen Streed

On February 24, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Karen Theresa Streed Homicide Karen Theresa Streed 21 YOA Case # 71-00703 Home Residence: Cedar Rapids, IA (Linn County) Body Found in Amana, IA (Iowa County) Investigating Agency: Iowa County Sheriff’s Office Body Found October 24, 1971 Disappeared/DOD: October 18, 1971   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Sunday, October 24, 1971, Karen Theresa […]

William Rogers

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

William Francis Rogers Missing Person NAME: William Francis Rogers AGE AT REPORT: 46 DOB: June 22, 1954 SEX: Male RACE: White HAIR: Black EYE COLOR: Hazel HEIGHT: 5′ 8″ WEIGHT: 145 – 160 lbs. INCIDENT TYPE: Missing after a catastrophe MISSING FROM: North English, Iowa Iowa and Keokuk counties MISSING SINCE: February 25, 2001   […]


On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Williamsburg, Iowa         Double Homicide Rose Z. Burkert, 22 Roger E. Atkison, 32 Case # 80-06274 Amana Holiday Inn Williamsburg, Iowa Iowa County September 12, 1980 Rose Burkert, 22, and Roger Atkison, 32, both of St. Joseph, Missouri, were brutally slain in a motel room at the Amana Holiday Inn in […]

North English

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in North English, Iowa         Missing Person William Francis Rogers Age At Report: 46 Missing From: North English, IA (Iowa and Keokuk Counties) Missing Since: February 25, 2001 William Rogers was last seen at his residence in North English, Iowa, during the evening hours of February 25, 2001. His home […]


On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Amana, Iowa     Homicide Karen Theresa Streed 21 YOA Amana, IA Iowa County Case # 71-00703 Went Missing: October 18, 1971 Body Found: October 24, 1971 On Sunday, October 24, 1971, Karen Theresa Streed, 21, was found dead in the old Amana millrace canal located between West Amana and South Amana, […]

Frank Searway

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Frank Searway Homicide Frank Searway AKA Searaway, Serway, Seraway, Seareway 43 YOA Lincoln Township Rural Millersburg, IA Near Marengo Iowa County May 8, 1911   Note: Mr. Searway’s last name has been spelled differently in historical papers, including Serway, Seraway, Searway, Searaway and Seareway. The Iowa GenWeb Death Records Index for Iowa County, Iowa, lists […]