Police Sgt. Writes about Missing Brother

On January 10, 2016, in Guest Blogs, Letters, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Ottumwa Police Sergeant Mark Milligan shares an open letter to the public on Facebook about his missing brother, Harry Milligan, 21, who went missing from Albia in Monroe County, Iowa, on July 1, 1984. Harry’s disappearance is classified as “Involuntary” and foul play is suspected. By Mark Milligan   PLEASE SHARE ….I Think with the […]

Steven Leasure

On November 30, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Steven Ray Leasure Missing Person NAME: Steven Ray “Stevie” Leasure AGE AT REPORT: 52 WEIGHT: 200 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’10” RACE: White HAIR: Unknown or Completely Bald EYES: Blue SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Endangered / physical CASE NUMBER: 15-15321 NAMUS MP NUMBER: 29265 MISSING FROM: Burlington, Iowa Des Moines County INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Burlington Police Department MISSING […]

Louise Cruise

On November 14, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Louise Cruise Missing Person Louise Cruise Age At Report: 15 DOB: May 2, 1997 Weight: 140 lbs. Height: 5’01” Race: White Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Sex: Female Incident Type: Juvenile Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Missing Since: May 8, 2012   Louise Cruise, […]

Dylan Peters

On November 14, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott County in Iowa   Davenport in Scott County Dylan Peters Missing Person Dylan Peters Age At Report: 15 DOB: October 19, 1995 Weight: 145 lbs. Height: 5’10” Race: White Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Juvenile Missing From: Davenport, IA Scott County Missing Since: October 5, 2011   Dylan Peters, 15, was […]


On July 16, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Toddville, Iowa       Missing Person Guy Howard Heckle Age at Report: 11 Date of Birth: December 20, 1961 Height: 4’5″ Weight: 80 pounds Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Hazel Missing From: Cedar Rapids / Toddville, IA Linn County Investigating Agencies: Des Moines Police Department and Linn County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: […]

Brian Burns

On July 12, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Brian M. Burns (Courtesy KWWL) Brian M. Burns Missing Person Name: Brian M. Burns Age at Report: 55 Weight: 240 lbs. Height: 6’00” Race: White Hair: Gray Eyes: Green Sex: Male Incident Type: Disability — physical/mental Missing From: 1381 180th St. Manchester, Iowa Delaware County NamUs MP Number: 36382 Missing Since: December 19, 2013   […]

News Archives 2014

On May 13, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2014 Archives Current News | 2019 Archives | 2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An […]

Fredrick Workman

On February 15, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Fredrick James Workman Missing Person   NAME: Fredrick James Workman AKA: Fred Shields AGE AT REPORT: 15 DOB: May 4, 1998 SEX: Male RACE: White HAIR: Blond EYE COLOR: Blue HEIGHT: 5’3″ – 5’7″ WEIGHT: 126 – 145 lbs. MISSING FROM: Des Moines, IA POLK COUNTY CASE NUMBER: 13-0168 NAMUS MP NO: 25671 NCMEC NUMBER: […]

James Booher

On October 22, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

James “Jim Bob” Booher (Courtesy The Gazette) James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher Homicide — SOLVED Name: James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher At at Report: 51 YOA DOB: March 30, 1963 Weight: 185 lbs. Height: 5’08” Hair: Unknown or completely bald Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Involuntary/Suspicious Residence: Marion, Iowa Last Seen: 5900 block of Fourth Street […]

From the Mighty Mo to the Mississippi: Aug. 3-7 Marks 12 Unsolved Cases

On August 8, 2014, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, Murder Trials, by Jody Ewing

The years spanned more than a century — from 1886 to 2013 — but five days this month marked a dozen departures from many loved one’s lives. On August 3, 1886, prohibitionist preacher George C. Haddock was shot dead in Sioux City, Iowa, after leaving his buggy at a local stable. Just four years earlier, Iowa voters had […]