Jay and Jaymie: Nine Years, No Justice

On April 5, 2012, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Shannon Salmons Jay Grahlman with daughter Jaymie always know this day is coming long before it arrives. With a list of unsolved cases now at 615, one would think it would be difficult to keep them all straight. With some — where few details are available — the answer would be yes. But […]

A Special Guest Blog: When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

On October 30, 2011, in Anniversaries, Letters, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Today’s guest blog is written by Shannon Salmons, mother to 6-year-old cold case victim Jaymie Grahlman. Today, Jaymie — called ‘sis’ by her brothers and her mother — would have celebrated her 15th birthday. Below is a letter Shannon wrote to her daughter, followed by a poem chosen as a memorial. If You Were Still […]

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 ay Grahlman, 38, and his 6-year-old daughter, […]

Linn County

On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Linn County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Linn County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page. Homicide Nathaniel Carnagey 39 YOA Marion, IA Linn County April 4, 1847 […]

Cedar Rapids

On October 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   *Please Note: Some of the cases listed below may fall under the Linn County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide Marlene Padfield 17 YOA Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County February 19, […]

Homicides 2000 – Present

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (2000 – present) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from the year 2000 to the present, and are […]

Iowa’s Murdered Children, No Voice, No Choice

On June 9, 2010, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

oday marks 22 years since 7-1/2-month-old Amber Marie Hayes of Muscatine, Iowa, was decapitated, dismembered, and her remains strewn in a remote area near Lake Odessa. Two boys riding all-terrain vehicles discovered the infant’s body, her pink diaper bag and blanket four days later. The lake area, just south of Muscatine, is located about one-half […]

A Mother Remembers her Daughter

On April 5, 2010, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Letters, The Families, by Jody Ewing

I asked Shannon Salmons — the mother of 6-year-old murder victim Jaymie Grahlman — if she’d like to write a guest blog on the anniversary of the fire that claimed her only daughter’s life. The following is Shannon’s post. ——————– Remembering My Daughter, Jaymie Grahlman by Shannon Salmons Jaymie was the sweetest little girl that […]

Looking for Rainbows: A Guest Blog Remembering Jaymie Grahlman

On April 1, 2010, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Letters, The Families, by Jody Ewing

As the 7-year anniversary approaches for the tragic April 5 fire and unsolved death of Jay Grahlman, 38, and his 6-year-old daughter, Jaymie, I asked Jaymie’s family members if they’d like to contribute a guest blog in Jaymie’s remembrance. The following was submitted by Jaymie’s aunt and uncle, Steve and Lori Salmons. —————————— “Uncle Steve […]