Randy Dawson

On October 22, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Randy Scott Dawson Homicide Randall “Randy” Scott Dawson 52 YOA 302 E. 10th St. Waterloo, Iowa Black Hawk County December 24, 2014   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Randall “Randy” Scott Dawson, 52, was shot multiple times at his Waterloo home on Christmas Eve, 2014. Waterloo police said officers and paramedics responded to […]

Denease Latham

On July 24, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Denease Latham Denease Monson Latham Suspicious Death Denease Monson Latham 24 YOA Residence: What Cheer in Keokuk County, Iowa Found: In creek bed beneath bridge Half mile north of Rose Hill, Iowa Mahaska County October 5, 1986   On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986 — just 15 days before her 25th birthday — Denease (Monson) Latham […]

News Archives 2014

On May 13, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2014 Archives Current News | 2020 Archives | 2019 Archives | 2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S […]

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 […]

Cyrus Hicks

On June 9, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cyrus James “C.J.” Hicks Homicide Cyrus James “C.J.” Hicks 24 YOA Oakview Terrace Apartments 2907 Boston Ave. Des Moines, IA (jurisdiction) Polk County March 3, 2011   On Thursday, March 3, 2011, Cyrus James “C.J.” Hicks, 24, became Des Moines’ first 2011 homicide when he was shot in the head and killed outside an apartment […]

Anthony Evans

On April 24, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Sioux City Journal Anthony “Tony” Lee Evans Anthony Lee Evans Hit-and-Run Homicide Anthony “Tony” Lee Evans 5 YOA 1016 21st Street Sioux City, IA Woodbury County June 20, 2000   Five-year-old Anthony Evans was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 1000 block of 21st street in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 20, 2000. […]

Reginald Bryan

On October 17, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Reginald Renard Bryan Jr. Homicide Reginald R. Bryan Jr. 23 YOA Big Earl’s Gold Mine 4745 NW 2nd Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County (jurisdiction) April 28, 2013   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing     Reginald Renard Bryan Jr., 23, of Orange City, Florida, was shot and killed in the early morning hours […]

Becky Lawless

On October 5, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Becky Simpson Lawless Hit-and-Run Homicide Becky Simpson Lawless 59 YOA Washington St. and W. Mullan Ave. Waterloo, IA (jurisdiction) Black Hawk County April 9, 2012   Becky Simpson Lawless, 59, of Waterloo, was apparently walking home from a tavern in the early morning hours on Monday, April 9, 2012, when she was struck by a […]

Stanley Golinsky

On September 8, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Stanley Michael Golinsky Homicide — SOLVED Stanley Michael Golinsky 56 YOA SW 1st and Vine St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 12-33587 October 24, 2012     UPDATE — Feb. 22, 2023 Polk County Attorney: Inmate sentenced in 2012 cold-case killing DES MOINES – An inmate at […]


On June 10, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Medora, IA     Homicide John Hossack 59 YOA Squaw Township Warren County, IA December 2, 1900 On a moonlit Saturday night, December 1, 1900, prosperous Warren County, Iowa farmer John Hossack was murdered in his bed by two blows of an ax to his head. Four days later, Hossack’s wife of […]