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 […]

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 […]

Three Victims: Their Lives, Their Deaths

On February 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Three Victims: Their Lives, Their Deaths By Jody Ewing May 20, 2004 Courtesy photo Mike Tuttle Billy Isom (left) was hell bent on playing bass guitar for the Saints and Sinners band, said friend Mike Tuttle (right), despite the fact he didn’t know how to play. Ernest William Isom Jr., called “Ernie” by some and “Billy” […]

Jesse Hanni, Freta Bostic and Billy Isom

On February 12, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

TRIPLE HOMICIDE SIOUX CITY COLD CASES Horror of triple murder lingers 30 years later May 20, 2004 | The Weekender By Jody Ewing snowy haze covered the city the morning of Dec. 3, 1974, as Harriet Isom and her next door neighbor drove across town to her son’s home at 1117 Morningside Ave. Something wasn’t […]

Sioux City

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Sioux City, IA         Homicide Rev. George Haddock 56 YOA Corner of 3rd and Water streets Sioux City, IA Woodbury County August 3, 1886 Just after 10 p.m. on August 3, 1886, the Reverend George Haddock of Sioux City, Iowa, was shot as he left his buggy at the […]

Woodbury County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Woodbury County, Iowa   Note: These are cold cases that exist in Woodbury County, though many may fall under the jurisdiction of the Sioux City Police Department or other cities/townships within Woodbury County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Woodbury County. Cases are listed in chronological order […]

Homicides – 1970s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1970 – 1979) 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 1970 – 1979, and are listed in chronological […]