Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders

On August 23, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

About Gone Cold   Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s Unsolved Murders is a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in state history. The weekly series will feature a number of the state’s 438 unsolved murders, with articles published simultaneously across the state in […]

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes Story by Aaron Brilbeck WHOtv Staff Writer 8:50 AM CDT, July 30, 2010 Original Air Date: July 29, 2010   Onawa, IA – For Jody Ewing of Onawa, near Sioux City, this is her calling. Remembering the forgotten. Profiling cold, unsolved cases throughout […]

Keeping cold cases from being forgotten

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Keeping cold cases from being forgotten 7:50 PM, May 11, 2012 Written by Josh O’Leary Iowa City Press-Citizen When Jody Ewing first began writing about Iowa’s unsolved murders, people would ask if she had a personal connection to a cold case that sparked her interest. Until 2007, the answer was always no. On Aug. 28 of […]

ICC in the News

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

ICC in the News Articles and News Reports about or referencing the Iowa Cold Cases website Current News | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives | IowaColdCases.org in the News GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS […]

Tracking Sioux City Cold Cases

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Tracking Cold Cases SIOUX CITY COLD CASES Murder, she wrote: Tracking Sioux City’s unsolved murders By Jody Ewing May 20, 2004 n July 10, 1955, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Mary Davis put her 22-month-old daughter, Donna Sue, to bed in her crib after giving her a bath. Humid temps had reached the mid 90s that day, […]

DNA Plays Key Role in Solving Cold Cases

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

DNA Advances SIOUX CITY COLD CASES New advances in DNA technology play key role in solving crimes     By Jody Ewing May 20, 2004   “Most people, probably 85 percent of the population, are what we call ‘secreters,’” says Sioux City Police Chief Joe Frisbie – who joined the department in 1967 and took over […]

Cold Case Website Hits Home for Founder

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Case Website Hits Home for Founder     Transcript from KTIV News Channel 4 in Sioux City, Iowa June 9, 2008 Donna Sue Davis, Terri McCauley, Kenneth Harker. Sadly, these are just a few unsolved murder victims in Sioux City. Now, one Siouxland woman is giving these victims a voice with her website. It’s been […]

Adding Dad Earl

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Adding Dad Earl   When I launched the Iowa Cold Cases website in December 2005, I never imagined a day would come I’d have to add a member of my own family. That day has arrived. His name: Earl Thelander … Dad Earl as my four siblings and I lovingly called him; Dad to his own six biological […]

Remembering Earl Thelander, KTIV Channel 4, May 10, 2008

On March 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Remembering Earl Thelander     From KTIV News Channel 4 in Sioux City, Iowa May 10, 2008 Onawa, IA — A year ago on May 9, 2007, Earl Thelander was happily celebrating his 80th birthday with his wife and 11 children. Sadly, Earl died in September from burns he suffered in a house explosion caused by […]

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” […]