John Erickson

On January 12, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

John Lee Erickson Homicide John Lee Erickson 48 YOA Killed near Mondamin, IA Harrison County Body dumped near Onawa, IA Monona County April 30, 1997   On Wednesday, April 30, 1997, Vietnam veteran John Lee Erickson, 48, of Council Bluffs was shot in the head near Mondamin, Iowa, in Harrison County. His killer or killers […]

Steven Barrette

On December 2, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Steven F. Barrette Undetermined Steven F. Barrette 20 YOA Mississippi River Clinton, IA Clinton County June 6, 1976   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Clinton County in Iowa   Clinton in Clinton County Steven Barrette, a 20-year-old Army veteran, was killed on or around June 6, 1976 during a weekend camping trip. On […]

Lisa Vander Esch

On November 19, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy The Hawarden Independent In her 1981 “Senior Interview,” Lisa Vander Esch says her favorite saying is “Live one day at a time.” Lisa Ann Vander Esch Homicide Lisa Ann Vander Esch 19 YOA Ireton, Iowa Sioux County Tuesday, September 14, 1982 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Her favorite color: red. Favorite car: […]

James Booher

On October 22, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

James “Jim Bob” Booher (Courtesy The Gazette) James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher Homicide — SOLVED Name: James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher At at Report: 51 YOA DOB: March 30, 1963 Weight: 185 lbs. Height: 5’08” Hair: Unknown or completely bald Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Involuntary/Suspicious Residence: Marion, Iowa Last Seen: 5900 block of Fourth Street […]

Ethan Kazmerzak

On February 18, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Ethan Kazmerzak (Courtesy Hampton Police Dept.) Ethan Bert Kazmerzak Former Missing Person Remains found in submerged car Oct. 27, 2020 NAME: Ethan Bert Kazmerzak AGE AT REPORT: 22 DOB: April 12, 1991 WEIGHT: 180 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’05” RACE: White HAIR: Dark Blond EYES: Blue SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Other adult missing MISSING FROM: Hampton, IA […]

Willis Hughes

On February 18, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Willis James Hughes Former Missing Person SOLVED Willis James Hughes Age at Report: 45 Date of Birth: Sept. 25, 1968 Weight: 320 lbs. Height: 6’04” Race: Black Hair: Bald Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Endangered / physical Disappeared from Davenport, IA on Dec. 21, 2013 Body Found in Mississippi River: April 29, 2014   UPDATE Willis […]

Leonard Blair

On February 18, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott County in Iowa   Davenport in Scott County Leonard Blair Missing Person Leonard Blair Age at Report: 20 Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’09” Race: Black Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Endangered / physical Missing From: Davenport, IA Scott County Investigating Agency: Davenport Police Department Case Number: 2012-95138 NamUs MP # 19683 […]

Bonnie Callahan

On February 9, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Trish Hall (victim’s granddaughter) Bonnie Jean Callahan Bonnie Jean Callahan Homicide — SOLVED Bonnie Jean Callahan 73 YOA 111 S. Second St., Apt. 10 Mississippi Terrace Keokuk, IA Lee County Case #: 04SME155 June 15, 2004 Arrest Made: May 5, 2020 Suspect: Nathanial Leo Ridnour, 34 Charged with Murder in the First Degree […]

Adam Lack

On December 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Veronica Lack Adam Michael Lack Adam Michael Lack A Dead Zone Death Adam Michael Lack 33 YOA Residence: Nora Springs, IA Floyd County Death Location: Highway 9 Mitchell County, IA Date of Death: July 13, 2008   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing UPDATE October 15, 2016: From the updated report, “NFPI” – […]

Henry Chavis

On October 6, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Henry William Chavis Homicide Henry William Chavis 55 YOA Highway 69 One mile south of Ames, IA Story County (jurisdiction) November 8, 1948     Henry Chavis, 55, lived in a four-bedroom farm house on a 300-acre farm near current-day South Duff Avenue and Airport Road outside Ames, Iowa. He was found dead outside his […]