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Unidentified Persons The following list includes all unidentified persons found in Iowa. Some are known homicides, while the manner of death for others remains unknown. All are cold cases. Unidentified White Male 18-39 YOA Des Moines, IA Polk County ME Case # 10-1398 January 1, 1924 Unknown Baby Boy 2-3 hours old Highway 30 […]
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 […]
Polk County in Iowa Des Moines in Polk County Jane Doe Unidentified Body Jane Doe Age: Unknown Race: Unknown Des Moines River Area SE Des Moines, IA Investigating Agencies: Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Des Moines Police Department ME/C Case Number: 10-77-1490 Des Moines PD Case Number: 1980-20704 NamUs Case Number: 10846 Body Found: May 26, […]
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 […]
Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Polk County. Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]
Cold Cases in Des Moines, Iowa Note: Individual pages and case summaries for many of these victims are currently being compiled. If you have any information or photos you’d be willing to share, please email us or send via our Contact form. You may also contact the Des Moines Police Department at […]