John Hill

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa   Ottumwa in Wapello County John Robert Hill Homicide John Robert Hill 51 YOA Ottumwa Launderette East Main Street Ottumwa, IA Wapello County DCI Case # 76-00925 November 22, 1976 Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Monday, November 22, 1976, at approximately 5:06 a.m., two young men found John Robert […]


On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Ottumwa, Iowa         Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County May 25, 1893 On Thursday, May 25, 1893, James Chamberlain, a carpenter who lived on Ottumwa’s south side, was struck by a blow to the head and found lying in mud and […]

Killer Leaves Clues in Blood: John Robert Hill

On November 21, 2010, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

It’s been 34 years since two young men found John Robert Hill, 51, lying face down in a small room at the Ottumwa Launderette Hill owned and operated on East Main Street in Ottumwa. Authorities said Hill had been stabbed 21 times and also had been shot. A .25-caliber pistol was on the floor near Hill’s […]