Melvin Adams

On March 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa   Agency in Wapello County Melvin Royale “Mez” Adams Homicide Melvin Royale Adams 55 YOA Agency, IA Wapello County February 13, 1983   Case Information submitted to Iowa Cold Cases by Suzanne Koehler Melvin Royale Adams, a 55-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force veteran, was found dead in a small cabin south […]


On March 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Agency, Iowa       Homicide Melvin R. Adams 55 YOA South of Agency, IA Wapello County February 13, 1983 On February 13, 1983, 55-year-old Melvin Royale “Mez” Adams was killed with a sharp instrument in a cabin near the Cliffland Bridge over the Des Moines River in Wappelo County south of […]

Francis Jordon

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Francis F. Jordon, Sr. Homicide Francis Frederick Jordon, Sr. 42 YOA Cliffland Park Ottumwa, IA Wapello County July 12, 1978   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   In the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 12, 1978, Francis Frederick Jordon Sr. was killed after two men knocked on his door saying they had car […]

Wapello County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Wapello County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Wapello 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 James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, […]

Homicides – 1980s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1980 – 1989) 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 1980 – 1989, and are listed in chronological […]