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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 the answer to who […]
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 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 12, 1999, Kimberly Ratliff, […]
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 March 17, 1885 […]
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 for Information Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 Frederick L. Coste 47 YOA 312 Second Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County October 15, 1959 Thomas Myles Dougherty Age at Report: 45 Missing From: Sioux City, IA January 12, 1961 William Meadows 36 YOA Hartmann […]
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 […]
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, […]