Charity Event Planned to Raise Funds for Harry Milligan Search, Reward

On July 4, 2022, in Anniversaries, Events, Media, Missing Persons, by Jody Ewing

ALBIA – A July charity event is planned for an Albia, Iowa man who went missing without a trace nearly 38 years ago. Harry Dennis Milligan, 21, vanished from Albia during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 1, 1984, after a night out with friends. A “Light the Night Charity Event and Fun Ride” […]

Joshua Wellman

On April 19, 2019, in , by Jody Ewing

Joshua Ryan Wellman Missing Person Joshua Ryan Wellman Age at Report: 35 Date of Birth: July 29, 1980 Weight: 175 lbs. Height: 5’05” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Other adult missing Missing From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Linn County Investigating Agency: Cedar Rapids Police Department Agency Case Number: 201516983 NamUs Case […]


On January 28, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Denison, Iowa           Missing Person Jesse G. NimajaPol Age at Report: 18 Height: 5’05” Weight: 110 lbs. Incident Type: Involuntary Missing From: Denison, Iowa Missing Since: July 14, 2017 The Denison Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding 18-year-old Jesse Govani NimajaPol, of Denison. NimajaPol […]

Jesse NimajaPol

On January 28, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Jesse Govani NimajaPol Missing Person   NAME: Jesse G. NimajaPol NICKNAMES/ALIASES: Juan Carlos Simay Nimaja; Darryl Jamal Brown; Reynaldo Alterio Colon; Adexe-Nau-Giovanni Nimaja-Pol; Adexe Nimaja Pol AGE AT REPORT: 18 WEIGHT: 110 – 135 lbs HEIGHT: 5’05” RACE / ETHNICITY: Hispanic / Latino HAIR: Black EYES: Brown SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Involuntary disappearance MISSING FROM: […]

Jesse Leopold

On October 7, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Jesse Leopold Jesse J. Leopold Missing Person NAME: Jesse Jerome Leopold AGE AT REPORT: 23 DOB: March 1, 1993 WEIGHT: 185 lbs. HEIGHT: 6’01” RACE: White HAIR: Unknown or completely bald EYES: Hazel SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Endangered / Physical MISSING FROM: Jewell, Iowa (Hamilton County) INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Boone County Sheriff’s Office CASE NUMBER: 2016 […]

7 Days, 14 Anniversaries

On October 23, 2016, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Missing Persons, Rewards, by Jody Ewing

Cold case anniversaries are always tough. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s unsolved homicide, a birthday he or she would have celebrated, or even the date the body may have been found. The most important lesson I’ve learned in my years writing about cold cases is that it doesn’t matter […]


On December 19, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Manchester, Iowa       Missing Person 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, IA Delaware County Missing Since: December 19, 2013 Brian “Farmer” Burns, a 55-year-old Manchester, […]

Rita Papakee

On June 7, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Rita Janelle Papakee Missing Person NAME: Rita Janelle Papakee AGE AT REPORT: 41 DOB: June 1, 1973 WEIGHT: 145 – 170 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’04” RACE: Native American HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown SEX: Female INCIDENT TYPE: Other adult missing MISSING FROM: Meskwaki Nation Tama, IA Tama County INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Meskwaki Nation Police Department CASE NUMBER: 15-001969 […]