Dennis Washburn

On March 8, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis Dwaine Washburn Undetermined Dennis Dwaine Washburn 69 YOA Edwards Street Near Longfellow Elementary School Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Date of Death: June 5, 2014 Incident Date: May 25, 2014     Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Dennis Dwaine Washburn — a 69-year-old United States Navy and Vietnam War veteran who didn’t […]

Susan Kersten

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Susan Pearl Kersten Homicide   ARREST MADE IN 20-YEAR-OLD HOMICIDE Suspect Enters Alford Plea         The Victim: Susan Pearl (Bollinger) Kersten 38 YOA Iowa City, Iowa Johnson County Case Number: 95-11388 September 24, 1995   LATEST UPDATES “A twisted form of justice” with Alford Plea Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 — Steven J. […]

Marlene Padfield

On February 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Lisbon High School Yearbook Marlene “Mickey” Padfield as a Junior at Lisbon High School. Marlene Ruth Padfield Homicide Marlene Ruth “Mickey” Padfield 17 YOA Hometown: Lisbon, IA Went Missing from: Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County Investigating Agency: Linn County Sheriff’s Office Date Reported Missing: Feb. 19, 1959 Body Found: April 29, 1959   […]

Erin Pospisil

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Erin Pospisil Erin Kay Pospisil Missing Person / Suspected Homicide NAME: Erin Kay Pospisil AGE AT REPORT: 15 YOA DOB: April 14, 1986 SEX: Female RACE: White WEIGHT: 130 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’03” HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown   CLASSIFICATION: Endangered/Missing MISSING FROM: Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County JURISDICTION: Local INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Cedar Rapids Police Department CASE […]


On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Videos Iowa cold cases in the news, stories and tributes, and the WHO-TV  “Iowa Cold Case” series. The Channel 13/ICC series videos are most often embedded within a victim’s case summary page. Many other videos below link to YouTube.   The story behind an arrest in Iowa cold case: Mary Jayne Jones 3:04 | November […]

Behind the Scenes: A look inside the DCI’s laboratories

On March 4, 2010, in Media, News, by Jody Ewing

In part two of her series, KCRG TV-9’s Ashley Hinson spoke with law enforcement from all around eastern Iowa and went inside the DCI laboratories in Ankeny, where they conduct DNA analysis, look at fingerprints and break down bullets — all in the name of trying to solve cases gone cold. This piece aired on […]

KCRG Features Iowa Cold Cases as part of series

On March 3, 2010, in Media, News, by Jody Ewing

Many thanks go out to KCRG-TV 9 (Cedar Rapids) Anchor/Reporter Ashley Hinson, who recently wrapped up a series on Iowa cold cases and took the time to meet with ICC’s Ms. Bowers. Cold Cases: Gone But Not Forgotten, Part I is the first in Ashley’s series and is a testament to the struggles and successes […]