Billy Pruin

On July 18, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo findjodi.com Billy Pruin and his daughter William Thomas “Billy” Pruin Undetermined Billy Pruin 43 YOA PO Box 411 Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County April 4, 1995         On April 6, 2018, Iowa Cold Cases received information about this case and will be reviewing its status with the Mason City […]

Grace Esquivel

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Graciela “Grace” Esquivel Missing Person Name: Graciela “Grace” Esquivel Age at Report: 25 DOB: December 21, 1957 Height: 4′ 11″ Weight: 140 pounds Race: Hispanic Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Missing From: 1619 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County NCIC Number: M-102952814 NamUs Number: MP17062 Missing Since: June 10, 1983   […]

Elgin Strait

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elgin Hobert Strait (Courtesy Ancestry.com) Elgin Hobert Strait Homicide Elgin H. Strait 80 YOA 1302 S. Hampshire Ave. Mason City, Iowa Cerro Gordo County Case # 77-00254 March 18, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On March 18, 1977, Elgin Hobert Strait, an 80-year-old widower who lived alone, was found shot to death […]

Charles Hines

On February 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cerro Gordo County in Iowa  Mason City in Cerro Gordo County Charles Leroy “Pat” Hines Homicide Charles Hines 45 YOA 11 S. Delaware Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County August 2, 1975 Charles Leroy “Pat” Hines — a 45-year-old decorated Korean Conflict veteran — was found dead on the sidewalk outside the Delaware Tap at 11 S. […]

Dillon Luna

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cerro Gordo County in Iowa   Mason City in Cerro Gordo County Dillon James Luna Homicide Dillon James Luna 15 days old 1429 N. Federal Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County April 30, 1992   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Dillon Luna, the 15-day-old son of Joseph and Christine Luna, was found […]

Gerald Best

On December 30, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gerald E. Best Homicide Gerald E. Best 50 YOA 4 N. Madison Ave. Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County December 30, 1999   Gerald Best was found stabbed to death on Dec. 30, 1999, in his apartment at 4 N. Madison Ave. in Mason City, Iowa. Medical Examiner David Sloan said the 50-year-old’s throat had […]

Andrew Hatges

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Joanna Hatzis Andrew “Andy” Hatges Andrew “Andy” Hatges Homicide Andrew Hatges 75 YOA 108 Virginia Ave. SE Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County March 8, 1968     Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Andrew “Andy” Hatges, 75, owner of the former West Vu Market located at 2601 Fourth St. S.W. in […]

Lucille DeVries

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Lucille Elaine DeVries Homicide Lucille Elaine DeVries 22 YOA 607 3rd Street NE Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County DCI Case # 63-00204 October 10, 1962   Case information provided by the Iowa DCI and Mason City Globe-Gazette       RECENT UPDATES The Globe Gazette’s Molly Montag spoke with Lucille DeVries’ surviving family members […]