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 […]

Lisa Peak

On January 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Marie “Lisa” Peak Homicide Marie “Lisa” Peak 19 YOA Waverly, IA Bremer County September 7, 1976   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, September 7, 1976 — the day after Labor Day — Marie “Lisa” Peak was found lying face down in a ditch in rural Bremer County, Iowa. The 19-year-old Wartburg College […]

Valerie Klossowsky

On January 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Valerie Klossowsky Valerie Lynn Klossowsky Homicide Valerie Lynn Klossowsky 14 YOA Resided in Waverly, IA Body found outside Denver, IA in Bremer County DCI Case Number: 71-00549 June 13, 1971         The Waverly Three Case of the Month: Lisa Peak – Julie Benning – Valerie Klossowsky A Defrosting Cold Cases Guest Blog […]

Julie Benning

On December 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Julie Ann Benning Courtesy photo Benning family Julie Ann Benning Homicide Julia “Julie” Ann Benning 18 YOA Disappeared From: Waverly, IA Bremer County Body Located in: Shell Rock, IA Butler County Investigating Agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Case # 76-00382 Date of Death: November 28, 1975 Body Recovered: March […]

Bremer County

On October 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Bremer County Cold Cases in Bremer County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Bremer 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.   William L. Meadows Homicide William Lawrence Meadows 36 YOA […]