Shirley Carter

On December 15, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Shirley Dene Carter Homicide –> Civil Trial –> Criminal Charges Filed Shirley Dene Carter 68 YOA 132 Perry Street Lacona, Iowa Marion County Investigating Agency: DCI Agency Case Number: DCI 2015-033621 Date of Crime: June 19, 2015 Wrongful Death (Civil) Lawsuit Filed: Jan. 5, 2016 Civil Trial Verdict: Guilty – Dec. 15, 2017 Criminal Charges […]

Steven Barrette

On December 2, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Clinton County in Iowa  Clinton in Clinton County Steven F. Barrette Undetermined Steven F. Barrette 20 YOA Clinton, IA Clinton County June 5-6, 1976 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing teven Barrette, a 20-year-old Army veteran, was killed in early June 1976 during a weekend camping trip. On Tuesday evening, June 8, 1976, Clinton police arrived at the […]

Diane Courbat

On July 12, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Diane Burge Courbat Homicide Diane Burge Courbat 34 YOA Cedar River Exchange Park parking lot Waterloo, Iowa Black Hawk County Crime Date: Tuesday August 3, 1993 Date of Death: Friday, August 6, 1993 Information Provided by Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers iane Courbat, 34, was shot in the head in the early morning hours on Tuesday, […]

Ronette Peterson

On April 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Ronette Lynn (Peterson) Burton Jane Doe gets name after 19 years Homicide Ronette Lynn (Peterson) Burton 22 YOA DOB: July 14, 1963 Went Missing from: Madrid, IA Boone County Body found: May 7, 1986 in Lakeland, Florida Identified as Ronette Peterson in January 2005 Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing    Boone County in Iowa […]

Baby Jane Lincoln

On March 8, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Baby Jane Lincoln Homicide Baby Jane (Doe) Lincoln Case # 96-11840 Lisbon, Iowa (Linn County) Body Found 1 mile North in Cedar County (Investigating Agency) November 10, 1996 Case summary by Jody Ewing n Sunday morning, November 10, 1996, the body of a newborn infant was found inside a garbage bag placed in an old horse barn one mile […]


On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Frequently Asked Questions When it comes to unsolved crimes, people typically have a lot of questions. On this page, we’ll answer some of the more frequently asked questions and add others as deemed necessary. In certain instances (where noted) the answers may apply specifically to Iowa law vs. criminal law in other states. Examples are provided […]

Sherrie and Victoria Martin

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dubuque County in Iowa   Dubuque in Dubuque County Sherrie Lee Martin and Victoria Lynne Martin Double Homicide Sherrie Lee Martin, 8 YOA Victoria Lynne Martin, 4 YOA DCI Case # 65-00461 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County March 6, 1965   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing isters Sherrie Lee Martin, 8, and Victoria Lynne Martin, […]

Scott Tompkins

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott M. Tompkins Homicide Scott M. Tompkins 23 YOA Park Ave. and Harrison St. intersection Muscatine, IA Muscatine County Case # 95-13656 November 29, 1995 Case summary by Jody Ewing cott M. Tompkins, 23, was shot by an assailant(s) on November 29, 1995, while stopped to fix his windshield wipers at the intersection of Park Avenue […]

Floyd Alborn

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Guthrie County in Iowa Panora in Guthrie County Floyd William Alborn Homicide Floyd William Alborn 76 YOA Panora, IA Guthrie County Case # 74-00550 November 8, 1974 loyd William Alborn, a 76-year-old bachelor, was found shot to death in his rural Panora, Iowa home on Friday, November 8, 1974. Alborn’s sister, Freda Mills, discovered her […]

Lowell Stumo

On February 24, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Worth County in Iowa Northwood in Worth County Lowell Thomas Stumo Homicide Lowell Thomas Stumo 48 YOA Northwood, IA Worth County (jurisdiction) DCI Case # 97-13243 December 7, 1997 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing owell Stumo, 48, a former U.S. Army Sgt. who served in Vietnam, was shot to death sometime on Sunday, Dec. 7, […]