Black Friday for Families of Cold Case Victims

On November 23, 2012, in Anniversaries, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

To most people, Thanksgiving — as well as the big Black Friday shopping day that follows — is simply a welcome holiday and an opportunity to get great savings on big-ticket items or Christmas gifts. Offspring living in distant states or countries will often travel thousands of miles to celebrate the weekend-long occasion with parents […]

Martha Erickson

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Laurie Rhiner Martha “Marty” Erickson Martha “Marty” D. Erickson Homicide Martha “Marty” Diane Erickson 47 YOA DCI Case # 95-13479 Avon Lake Avon, IA Polk County November 21, 1995 Case Summary by Jody Ewing n Tuesday evening, November 21, 1995 — just over one day before Thanksgiving — Martha “Marty” Erickson, 47, was murdered […]

Avon

On November 25, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Avon, Iowa   Homicide Martha “Marty” D. Erickson 47 YOA Case # 95-13479 Avon, IA (Polk County) November 21, 1995 On Tuesday, November 21, 1995, Martha “Marty” Erickson, 47, was killed while on her way to a dance. Her body was found the following day in Avon Lake. Erickson died of a […]

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 […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) 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 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]