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Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Jacob J. “Jake” Biretz Homicide Jacob “Jake” Biretz 87 YOA 311 Lafayette St., Apt. B Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County December 10, 1993 Jacob “Jake” Biretz, an 87-year-old retired mechanic, was found dead in his apartment at a Waterloo retirement home on Friday, […]
Henry William Chavis Homicide Henry William Chavis 55 YOA Highway 69 One mile south of Ames, IA Story County (jurisdiction) November 8, 1948 Henry Chavis, 55, lived in a four-bedroom farm house on a 300-acre farm near current-day South Duff Avenue and Airport Road outside Ames, Iowa. He was found dead outside his home on […]
Story County in Iowa Ames in Story County James Wesley Morris Homicide James W. “Jimmy” Morris (a.k.a. “Jimmy Morise”) 58 YOA 203 E. Lincoln Way Ames, IA Story County October 27, 1991 Four days before Halloween in 1991, James Wesley “Jimmy” Morris — a.k.a. James Morise and Jimmy Morise — was found beaten […]
Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette Sheila Jean Collins Sheila Jean Collins Homicide Sheila Jean Collins 18 YOA Iowa State University Student Home Residence: Evanston, Ill. Last seen in Ames, IA Found in Rural Colo, IA Story County (jurisdiction) Case # 68-00287 January 26, 1968 Case Summary by Jody Ewing On Sunday, January 28, 1968, […]