Never Another New Year’s Celebration

On December 31, 2015, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859, he wasn’t thinking about the days leading up to Christmas, the short time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, or the beginning of yet another year without long awaited answers. Yet in the first few words of this remarkable novel, he seems to […]

Matt Pusateri

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Matthew Pusateri Homicide Matthew Pusateri 26 YOA 800 Block of Sixth St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 12, 1988   Case summary by Jody Ewing Cab driver Matt Pusateri, 26, was shot in the head about 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 1988, while sitting in a Cedar Rapids parking lot. Pusateri, who worked […]

Arlys Ponce

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Carol Robbins Arlys Ponce Arlys Darlene Ponce Homicide Arlys Darlene Ponce 42 YOA DCI Case # 97-10958 Norwalk, Iowa Warren County October 8, 1997     Arlys Ponce — a 42-year-old mother of three — was found dead on the floor of her Norwalk, Iowa home on October 8, 1997. Ponce’s son had […]

Polk County

On October 19, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa   Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes. More information may be found on the victim’s individual case summary page.   […]

Des Moines

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Des Moines, Iowa         Note: Individual pages and case summaries for many of these victims are currently being compiled. If you have any information or photos you’d be willing to share, please email us or send via our Contact form. You may also contact the Des Moines Police Department […]