Louis Dayton

On March 14, 2024, in , by Jody Ewing

Special Deputy Sheriff Louis H. Dayton Homicide Name: Louis H. Dayton (Undercover work) Aliases: C.L. Plummer and George Cook Age: 57 Crime Scene: Behind the Hallett Building City: Spencer, Iowa County: Clay County Rank: Deputy Sheriff Panel: 34-W: 24 Years of Service: 20 Time in Spencer: Three weeks Department: Clay County, Iowa, S.O. Cause of […]

Still Ours

On June 1, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Still Ours … but outside Iowa’s jurisdiction Though nearly all cases listed here on Iowa Cold Cases are handled by investigating agencies at Iowa’s local or state level or the FBI, a few cases do exist where the victim had Iowa ties but the case is currently under another state’s jurisdiction. For example, 21-year-old Tammy Zywicki grew up […]

Virgil Untied

On April 21, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Virgil Paul Untied Homicide Virgil P. Untied, Town Marshal 33 YOA Outside Shaw Grocery Store Minburn, Iowa Dallas County Crime Date: July 23, 1931 End of Watch: July 27, 1931   Town Marshal Virgil Untied was shot five times Thursday, July 23, 1931, by three assailants in Minburn, Iowa, who were looting a local grocery […]

From the Mighty Mo to the Mississippi: Aug. 3-7 Marks 12 Unsolved Cases

On August 8, 2014, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, Murder Trials, by Jody Ewing

The years spanned more than a century — from 1886 to 2013 — but five days this month marked a dozen departures from many loved one’s lives. On August 3, 1886, prohibitionist preacher George C. Haddock was shot dead in Sioux City, Iowa, after leaving his buggy at a local stable. Just four years earlier, Iowa voters had […]

Joseph Kaschmitter

On May 8, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Joseph Kaschmitter Homicide   Town Marshal Joseph Kaschmitter 53 YOA Near Alton Depot Alton, IA Sioux County Incident Date: March 25, 1911 Date of Death/End of Watch: March 27, 1911     Sioux County in Iowa     Alton in Sioux County On Saturday, March 25, 1911, Town Marshal Joseph Kaschmitter (last name sometimes spelled […]

Edward Leeney

On July 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Patrolman Edward M. Leeney Homicide Patrolman Edward M. Leeney 32 YOA Iowa City Police Department Iowa City, IA Johnson County April 29, 1926 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 1926, a speeding Ford coupe raced through the Iowa City, Iowa streets, Motorcycle Officer Edward M. Leeney hot […]

Allen Shoemaker

On June 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Officer Down Memorial Page Police Officer Allen F. Shoemaker Allen F. Shoemaker Homicide Police Officer Allen F. Shoemaker Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Police Panel: 52-E: 5 36 YOA Missouri Valley, IA Harrison County End of Watch: May 17, 1925   Harrison County in Iowa   Missouri Valley in Harrison County Allen F. Shoemaker — […]

William Meadows

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

William Lawrence Meadows Homicide William Lawrence Meadows 36 YOA Hartmann Packing Plant Plainfield, IA Bremer County DCI Case # 61-00280 January 23, 1961 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Town Marshal William Lawrence Meadows, 36, was shot and killed on Monday, January 23, 1961, while investigating a burglary in progress at the Hartmann Packing Plant […]

Jacob Neibert

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jacob Neibert Homicide Muscatine County in Iowa   Muscatine in Muscatine County Officer Jacob Neibert AKA Jacob Neupert 53 YOA Muscatine, IA Muscatine County End of Watch: June 13, 1896   NOTE: Iowa Department of Public Safety records and other officer down memorial pages list this victim’s name as Jacob Neibert. Findagrave.com records were recently […]

George Mattern

On November 4, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Officer George William Mattern Homicide NAME: George William Mattern AGE: 27 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT, KILLED IN LINE OF DUTY RANK: Patrolman PANEL: 49-W: 3 BADGE NO.: 54 CAUSE OF DEATH: Gunfire CITY: Des Moines, Iowa COUNTY: Polk County DATE OF INCIDENT: August 7, 1917 DATE OF DEATH: May 12, 1918   UPDATES Slain Des […]