William Freimuth

On February 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Webster County in Iowa   Fort Dodge in Webster County William Henry Freimuth Homicide William Henry Freimuth 71 YOA Fawkes Standard Service Station Highway 20 Fort Dodge, Iowa Webster County DCI Case # 61-00355 February 16, 1961   illiam H. Freimuth, a 71-year-old Fort Dodge service station attendant, was shot in the back of the […]

Lillian Randolph

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Elizabeth O’Hara Lillian Hedman Randolph Lillian Elizabeth Hedman Randolph Homicide Lillian Elizabeth Hedman Randolph 56 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County Case # 65-00598 May 2, 1965 Many thanks to Elizabeth “Beth” O’Hara, Lillian’s granddaughter, and Wendy Chalman-Holman, Lillian’s daughter, for sharing these photos with Jody Ewing for use on the Iowa Cold Cases […]

Guthrie Center

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Guthrie Center, Iowa         Homicide Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County January 18, 1950 On Wednesday, January 18, 1950, the body of Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel — a retired farmer who lived alone in a one-room shack on Guthrie Center’s south side — was discovered near […]

Guthrie County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Guthrie County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Guthrie 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 Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County […]

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 because they are within Polk County.   Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]

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 at […]

Homicides – 1960s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1960 – 1969) 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 1960 – 1969, and are listed in chronological […]

In Memory of a Loving Mother: Lillian Hedman Randolph

On May 2, 2010, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

n May 2, 1965, Lillian Randolph shared Mother’s Day with her oldest child’s birthday. It would also be the last day Lillian would ever be seen alive. The mother of four — Hank, Ann, Wendy and Vicki — was kidnapped from her rural Guthrie Center, Iowa home that day after attending church with her daughters. […]