Unknown Baby Boy

On July 22, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unknown Baby Homicide NAME: Unidentified Newborn Baby Boy AGE: 2-3 hours old SCENE OF CRIME: Highway 30 about four miles west of Tama CITY: Tama COUNTY: Tama County DATE: June 11, 1952   “Unknown Baby” found on U.S. 30 in 1952 Tama County in Iowa   Tama in Tama County Gone Cold – Exploring Iowa’s […]

Helping Catch Bad Guys

On June 10, 2016, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

 Ron Novak’s unsolved 1983 murder was one  of more than 50 cases featured by the Iowa  Newspaper Association and participating  newspapers across the state. The past, present, and future are inexorably linked, and nowhere has that been more clear than in the last year during our partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and its […]

News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2015 Archives Current News | 2017 Archives | 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 […]

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 […]

A Partnership in Crime

On July 31, 2015, in Events, Media, News, by Jody Ewing

In Casablanca, Rick says to Louie, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This week, I’m grateful to see the beginnings of a beautiful partnership that first took root in April and produced its first blooms Sunday. The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) have partnered for a new weekly project […]

Connie Bodensteiner

On December 6, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner Homicide Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner 24 YOA 2800 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA Polk County August 8, 1995 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, August 8, 1995, Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner was found locked in a basement storage bin at a south-side Des Moines apartment complex. An autopsy showed […]

Jeffery Zolliecoffer

On January 25, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Waterloo Police Jeffery “Jo Jo” Zolliecoffer Jeffery “Jo Jo” Zolliecoffer Homicide Jeffery “Jo Jo” Zolliecoffer 23 YOA Cedar River Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Last Seen Alive: September 7, 1989 Body Found: September 15, 1989   On Friday, September 15, 1989, a child playing by the Cedar River told nearby adults he had […]

Ashley Okland

On January 5, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Ashley Okland Homicide Ashley Okland 27 YOA 558 Stone Creek Court West Des Moines, IA Polk County April 8, 2011   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old Iowa Realty agent, was shot twice and killed shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, while working inside a West Des Moines […]

Jorge Gutierrez

On February 24, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jorge “Louie” Gutierrez, Sr. Homicide Jorge “Louie” Gutierrez, Sr. 47 YOA 3400 block of South Concorde St. Davenport, IA Scott County October 19, 2004   Jorge “Louie” Gutierrez, Sr., of East Moline, Ill., was found wrapped in a sleeping bag in the bed of his maroon 1983 Chevrolet pickup truck in the early afternoon on […]