Billy Pruin

On July 18, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo findjodi.com Billy Pruin and his daughter William Thomas “Billy” Pruin Homicide Billy Pruin 43 YOA PO Box 411 Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County April 4, 1995 illiam Thomas “Billy” Pruin, 43, was shot at his rural Mason City, Iowa, home on Tuesday, April 4, 1995. Two days before his death, he’d proposed […]

Nancy Grace to Feature Jodi Huisentruit on “Missing in America”

On February 23, 2011, in Media, Missing Persons, News, by Jody Ewing

HLN’s “Nancy Grace: Missing in America” will feature the disappearance of Mason City anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit on tonight’s program. The episode will air at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. In an e-mail sent to Iowa Cold Cases, Nancy Grace’s staff recommended the following link to share with ICC readers: Read the Jodi Huisentruit Case Summary […]

Bobbi Crawford

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13 A single mom, Bobbi Crawford raised her son and was just beginning to enjoy her new role as a grandmother. Roberta E. “Bobbi” Crawford Homicide Roberta E. “Bobbi” Crawford 53 YOA 2 Sixth Avenue NW Hampton, IA Franklin County November 17, 1999   Case summary by Jody Ewing and Aaron Brilbeck oberta […]

Jodi Huisentruit

On January 20, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jodi Sue Huisentruit Missing Person: Legally Declared Dead Jodi Sue Huisentruit 27 YOA Key Apartments 600 North Kentucky Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County Investigating Agency: Mason City Police Department Case # 95-08176 NCIC # M-844559811 NamUs MP # 402 Dentals: Available DNA: Available Missing Since: June 27, 1995   State Representative Speaks Out […]

Angela Buck

On January 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Angela Renee Buck Homicide Angela Renee Buck 37 YOA North Pilot Grove Road Waterloo/Dunkerton, IA Black Hawk County (jurisdiction) August 9, 1995 Case Summary by Jody Ewing n Friday, August 11, 1995, two men hunting for turtles discovered a body in a ditch near a creek on North Pilot Grove Road in Black Hawk County, Iowa. The […]

Gerald Best

On December 30, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gerald E. Best Homicide Gerald E. Best 50 YOA 4 N. Madison Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County December 30, 1999 erald Best was found stabbed to death on Dec. 30, 1999, in his apartment at 4 N. Madison Ave. in Mason City, Iowa. Medical Examiner David Sloan said the 50-year-old’s throat had been […]

Melisa Gregory and Steven Fisher

On December 11, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Melisa Lynn Gregory and Steven Joseph Fisher Double Homicide Arrest Made / Jury Trial / Suspect Acquitted This case is officially “cleared” with investigators, but they will review any new leads that point to a different suspect. Melisa Gregory, 17 Steven Fisher, 20 Copper Dollar Ranch Newton, IA Jasper County Case # 83-1119 March 3, 1983 […]

Mason City

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Mason City, Iowa         Missing Person Lillian Eileen Demaris Age at Report: 31 Date of Birth: May 12, 1921 Classification: Endangered Medical: Demaris is classified as disabled Missing from: Mason City, IA Missing Since: August 14, 1952 Lillian Eileen Demaris was last seen in Mason City, Iowa on August […]

Cerro Gordo County

On November 6, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Cerro Gordo 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.   Missing Person Lillian Eileen Demaris Age at Report: 31 […]

Missing Persons

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Missing Persons Cases For so many — including Iowans — it is the book thousands of families have long wished someone would write. It doesn’t provide just hope, it offers clear and insightful methods for those who want to get involved in finding out what happened to a loved one who went missing long […]