5 Lost Birthdays

On October 4, 2016, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

We all love celebrating birthdays, especially (these days) on Facebook. We send all sorts of good wishes, emojis of birthday cakes and big “Happy Birthday!” images, and tell our friends and loved ones we wish them another great or exciting or successful next year. When I last updated the ICC homepage, I couldn’t help but […]

“I Can Remember…” A Guest Blog by Jennifer McCuddin

On October 1, 2014, in Anniversaries, Guest Blogs, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

Intro by Iowa Cold Cases Courtesy photo Becky McCuddin Lisa McCuddin with her son Davontrez and daughter Markasia in early 2004. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 will mark a sorrowful milestone anniversary for one North Central Iowa family. It will represent 10 years since Lisa McCuddin — just four days shy of her 24th birthday — was shot […]

Brandyn Preston

On April 4, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Brandyn Preston Homicide — SOLVED Brandyn Preston 19 YOA 1101 10th Ave. Fort Dodge, IA Webster County Date of Crime: May 8, 2011 Date of Death: January 22, 2012    Case Summary by Jody Ewing UPDATE On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, a Webster County jury found Derrick McElroy guilty of first-degree murder in Brandyn Preston’s death. […]

Lisa McCuddin

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lisa Ann McCuddin Homicide Lisa Ann McCuddin 23 YOA Near Holiday Inn Fort Dodge, IA Webster County October 2, 2004       Update Jennifer McCuddin, Lisa’s sister, has recently established a new Facebook page for Lisa. Please take a moment to visit Justice for Lisa McCuddin. Case Summary by Jody Ewing n October 2, […]

Fort Dodge

On October 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Fort Dodge, Iowa           Homicide William Freimuth 71 YOA Case # 61-00355 Fawkes Standard Service Station Highway 20 Fort Dodge, Iowa Webster County February 16, 1961 William Freimuth, a 71-year-old Fort Dodge gas station attendant, was shot in the back of the head around 9 p.m. on Thursday, February […]

Webster County

On October 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Webster County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Webster 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 William Freimuth 71 YOA Case # 61-00355 Fawkes Standard Service […]

Rewards

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information Iowa cold cases where rewards have been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Contact information and details (including expiry dates) may be found by visiting the victim’s page. (Cases listed in chronological order.)   Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 […]

Homicides 2000 – Present

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (2000 – present) 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 the year 2000 to the present, and are […]

Lisa McCuddin: A Week Full of Memories

On October 2, 2010, in Anniversaries, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

There’s no doubt this has got to be a very tough week for the McCuddin family. Six years ago today, 23-year-old Lisa Ann McCuddin — a young mother of two small children — was shot and killed while riding as a passenger in a vehicle on its way to a Fort Dodge, Iowa, motel. Add […]

Cold Case Thursdays on WHO-TV Channel 13

On July 23, 2010, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

All this month, WHO-TV Channel 13 in Des Moines has been profiling Iowa Cold Cases during July sweeps. The NBC affiliate’s Aaron Brilbeck crossed the state to interview victims’ family members as well as law enforcement officials who have dedicated countless hours in search of justice for victims and families alike. For those who may […]