Dexter Meeks

On April 12, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette Dexter Lashun Meeks Dexter Lashun “Big Ham” Meeks Homicide Dexter Lashun “Big Ham” Meeks 22 YOA 211 15th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County June 26, 2011   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   Dexter Lashun Meeks, 22, known to his friends as “Big Ham,” was shot in the […]

Danny Baker

On November 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linn County in Iowa   Cedar Rapids in Linn County Danny Baker Homicide Danny Baker 28 YOA 617 18th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 28, 1983   Danny Baker, a 28-year-old father of four, was shot in the back Monday night, Nov. 28, 1983, in the driveway of his brother-in-law’s southwest Cedar […]

Dorothy Rose

On November 18, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dorothy J. Rose Homicide Dorothy J. Rose 43 YOA 206 12th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 25, 2006 Case Summary by Jody Ewing Dorothy J. Rose, 43, was found dead in her 206 12th St. SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa apartment on Tuesday night, November 28, 2006. The building’s landlord — who’d gone […]

Jamar Magett

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jamar K. Magett Homicide Jamar K. Magett 19 YOA 1400 block of Fifth Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County May 10, 1999   Jamar Magett, 19, of Chicago, Ill., was shot in the forehead and chest while standing in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on May 10, 1999. […]

Dennis Stastny

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis L. Stastny Homicide Dennis L. Stastny 30 YOA 222 Tenth St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County August 9, 1977   Case summary by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, August 9, 1977, Mary White of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filed a missing persons report with the Cedar Rapids Police Department regarding the disappearance of her son, […]

Brian Schappert

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Brian Lee Schappert Homicide Brian Lee Schappert 22 YOA Kum & Go Convenience Store 2743 Mount Vernon Rd. SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa Linn County Case Number: 92-08179 September 8, 1989 UPDATE: Cold case murder of Cedar Rapids man 30 years ago closed by police Two men police believe killed 22-year-old Brian Schappert are now dead […]

Fred Coste

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Frederick Leonard Coste Homicide Frederick L. Coste 47 YOA 312 Second Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County October 15, 1959   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Frederick “Fred” Leonard Coste, the 47-year-old manager of the Family Finance Corporation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was stabbed to death inside his loan interview cubicle on Thursday […]

Tyrone Gilbert

On November 7, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Tyrone Gilbert Homicide Tyrone Gilbert 28 YOA 412 15th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County June 21, 2001   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On Thursday, June 21, 2001, Tyrone Gilbert, 28, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was shot to death after rapping on a neighborhood porch window to seek safety. Inside the […]

Jay and Jaymie Grahlman

On November 1, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

  Jay and Jaymie Grahlman Double Homicide Jay Ernest Grahlman, 38 Jaymie Chantelle Grahlman, 6 3755 H Ave. NE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County April 5, 2003   A special thanks to Jaymie’s mother, Shannon Salmons, for providing all the photos included here. Case Summary by Jody Ewing Jay Grahlman, 38, and his 6-year-old daughter, […]