Homicides – 1950s

On March 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959) 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 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological […]

Donna Sue Davis

On February 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Donna Sue Davis Homicide Donna Sue Davis 21 months of age 715 Isabella Street Sioux City, IA Woodbury County July 10, 1955   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   Donna Sue Davis hadn’t yet reached her second birthday. The 21-month-old 21-pound blue-eyed girl with the mass of dark blond curly hair was the youngest of James […]

Elgin Strait

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elgin Hobert Strait (Courtesy Ancestry.com) Elgin Hobert Strait Homicide Elgin H. Strait 80 YOA 1302 S. Hampshire Ave. Mason City, Iowa Cerro Gordo County Case # 77-00254 March 18, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On March 18, 1977, Elgin Hobert Strait, an 80-year-old widower who lived alone, was found shot to death […]

Jimmy Bremmers

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jimmy Bremmers Homicide Jimmy Bremmers 8 YOA 2701 Cottage Ave. Sioux City, IA Woodbury County Body found in Plymouth County DOD: August 31, 1954 Case summary by Jody Ewing Woodbury County in Iowa   Sioux City in Woodbury County After dinner on Tuesday, August 31, 1954, 8-year-old Jimmy Bremmers went to his friend Joey Hamel’s […]

Plymouth County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Plymouth County, Iowa     Homicide: Alta Marie Braun 12 YOA Alley off Cedar Street Le Mars, IA Plymouth County August 20, 1917 Alta Marie Braun, 12, was raped and strangled while on the way home from riding a carnival merry-go-round in Le Mars on August 20, 1917.     Homicide: Jimmy […]

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   Please note: Some of these cases 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 in Woodbury County. The cases are listed in chronological order. More information may be found […]

Iowa’s Murdered Children, No Voice, No Choice

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

Today 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 […]