Unsolved slaying haunts retired Bluffs officer

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

      April 30, 2008   Unsolved slaying haunts retired Bluffs officer BY MAGGIE O’BRIEN WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER Former Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Jerry Mann wishes he could have retired knowing who killed Kimberly Ratliff. He knew finding the killer was a long shot. Still, it would have been nice to walk away with […]

Kimberly Ratliff: No Second Chances

On January 12, 2011, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

School had never come that easy to Kimberly Ratliff of Council Bluffs, Iowa, but she’d worked hard to keep up her grades in order to graduate. And, she’d done it — the first in her family to do so. Her post-graduation days, however, came with their own set of challenges, and somehow she found herself […]

Kimberly Ratliff

On January 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Kimberly Marie Ratliff Homicide Kimberly Marie Ratliff 22 YOA Residence: 1806 Tostevin St., Council Bluffs Body Moved To: 1414 West Broadway Council Bluffs, Iowa Pottawattamie County Investigating Agency: Council Bluffs Police Department Body Found: January 12, 1999 Est. DOD: January 9, 1999   Case summary by Jody Ewing and Aaron Brilbeck   n Tuesday, January […]

Council Bluffs

On November 8, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Council Bluffs, Iowa     *Please Note: Some of the cases listed below may fall under the county sheriff’s jurisdiction, but are included here for cross-reference and research purposes. Investigating agency information may be found on each victim’s individual case summary page.   Homicide James Clark Nicoll 52 YOA Council Bluffs, IA […]

Pottawattamie County

On November 8, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Pottawattamie County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Pottawattamie 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.   Homicide James Clark Nicoll 52 YOA Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County […]

Rewards

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information The following Iowa cold cases are those where law enforcement/Crime Stoppers and/or other agencies or individuals have offered a cash reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction in a particular case. More specific details about how to collect a reward may be found by visiting the victim’s individual case summary […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]

Two Young Women: Pam Hinrichs and Kimberly Ratliff

On January 12, 2010, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

As I continue adding and updating pages on the Iowa Cold Cases website, I’m constantly amazed at the number of young women killed either on their way to work or after leaving work, and sometimes, even while still on the job. And while victimology studies and reports often help profilers and investigators track down offenders, […]