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The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959) 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 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological order. If you know of a case not listed here or have information you’d like included […]
His young adult life had started out with a few uncertainties, but 22-year-old Melvin James Gallagher was finding his footing and making plans for what he hoped would be a bright future. He’d been deeply in love with two different women — Gloria and Patricia — and wanted to settle down with a good job […]
Melvin James (Regan) Gallagher Homicide Melvin James (Regan) Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super 100 Service Station 210 Falls Ave. Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 By Jody Ewing is young adult life had started out with a few uncertainties, but 22-year-old Melvin James Gallagher was finding his footing and making plans for what he […]
Cold Cases in Waterloo, Iowa With the help of Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers, we have posted information that may assist in solving these crimes. Homicide Friedrich Paul “Fred” Widmann 30 YOA Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County October 11, 1908 Fred Widmann, a Waterloo Police Department patrolman, was shot at approximately […]
Cold Cases in Black Hawk County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Black Hawk 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. With the help of Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers, we have […]
Rewards for Information Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 Frederick L. Coste 47 YOA 312 Second Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County October 15, 1959 Thomas Myles Dougherty Age at Report: 45 Missing From: Sioux City, IA January 12, 1961 William Meadows 36 YOA […]