News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2015 Archives Current News | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives | in the News   GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published statewide, as part […]


On March 11, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

SOLVED / CLEARED The cases listed below represent Iowa cold cases where arrests have been made since we first began tracking the state’s unsolved cases in December 2005. It includes cases where suspects have been convicted or acquitted, cases solved by exceptional means, and cases currently making their way through the criminal justice system. This […]

Cold Case Arrests and Pending Trials

On March 29, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

NOTE: We make every effort to keep this list current, but trials are often continued for a number of reasons. If you’re aware of changes in a trial date, please email us at Thank you in advance. Shanna Golyar, 41, of Persia, Iowa, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, and charged with first-degree murder […]

Lance DeWoody

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lance Lee DeWoody Homicide ARREST MADE –- CHARGES DROPPED Lance Lee DeWoody 22 YOA Home residence: North Liberty, IA Shot on Oakdale Campus Coralville, IA Johnson County DCI Case # 85-04249 August 12, 1985       UPDATE Cold case murder suspect to be released after plea deal Feb. 1, 2017: Anthony Burtch, previously charged […]


On November 25, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Coralville, Iowa           Double Homicide: Karen Ann Christensen, 27, and Larry Gordon Wells, 25 Near Coralville Reservoir Coralville, IA (Johnson County) August 26, 1975 On Labor Day, September 1, 1975, two young motorcyclists discovered the charred bodies of two persons inside a scorched pickup truck near the Coralville […]

Johnson County

On November 14, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Johnson County, Iowa   Note: These are cold cases that exist in Johnson County, though many are under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Johnson County.   Patrolman Edward M. Leeney 32 YOA Iowa City Police Department Iowa City, IA Johnson County […]

Homicides – 1980s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1980 – 1989) 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 1980 – 1989, and are listed in chronological […]