Iowa man continues 57-year quest to solve Villisca ax murders

On July 16, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Iowa man continues 57-year quest to solve Villisca ax murders Ed Epperly has investigated the 100-year-old unsolved Villisca murders for more than half a century. What drives him to continue on the path? 1:14 AM, June 9, 2012 Written by MIKE KILEN A view from the front yard of the Villisca Ax Murder House. / […]

Lisa Peak

On January 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Marie “Lisa” Peak Homicide Marie “Lisa” Peak 19 YOA Waverly, IA Bremer County September 7, 1976   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, September 7, 1976 — the day after Labor Day — Marie “Lisa” Peak was found lying face down in a ditch in rural Bremer County, Iowa. The 19-year-old Wartburg College […]

Julie Benning

On December 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Julie Ann Benning Homicide Julia “Julie” Ann Benning 18 YOA Disappeared From: Waverly, IA Bremer County Body Located in: Shell Rock, IA Butler County Investigating Agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Case # 76-00382 Date of Death: November 28, 1975 Body Recovered: March 18, 1976     Gone Cold: Family […]

Leota Camp

On October 18, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Brenda (Camp) Conklin Leota Camp Leota Camp Homicide Leota Camp 25 YOA 3213 Flemming Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1967-10836 July 10, 1967   Case summary by Jody Ewing   The drizzling began the night before, and by 1 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 1967, the low rumbling thunder gave […]