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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 […]
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 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 […]
Lee County in Iowa Fort Madison in Lee County Gary Lee Counts Missing Person Name: Gary Lee Counts Age at Report: 42 Date of Birth: 11/28/1951 Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’06” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Sex: Male Incident Type: Missing after a catastrophe Missing From: Fort Madison, IA (jurisdiction) Lee County Reported Missing: May 3, 1994 […]
Cari Lea Farver Missing Person –> Homicide ARREST MADE Cari Lea Farver Age at Report: 37 Residence: Macedonia, Iowa Pottawattamie County Last Seen Alive in Omaha, Nebraska, November 13, 2012 Reported Missing: November 16, 2012 Arrest Made: December 22, 2016 Suspect: Shanna Golyar UPDATE On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Omaha police announced they’d […]
Steven Michael Babka Missing Person Steven Michael Babka Age at Report: 58 Weight: 240 lbs. Height: 5’09” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Sex: Male Incident Type: Other adult missing Missing From: Marengo, IA Iowa County Investigating Agency: Iowa County Sheriff Case Number: 48-12283 NamUs MP # 18206 Missing Since: June 6, 2012 Steven Babka, […]
In today’s guest blog, we include here a letter written by one man in search of his missing brother. The writer, Mark Rolfe, acknowledges that his brother, Lee Allan Rolfe, does have a record, but Mark Rolfe’s health is failing and he is sincere in wanting to locate his brother or find out what happened […]
Polk County in Iowa Des Moines in Polk County Gustavo Beranza Cruz Missing Person Name: Gustavo Beranza Cruz Age at Report: 31 DOB: November 23, 1976 Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’08” Race: White Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Other adult missing Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department […]
Polk County in Iowa Des Moines in Polk County Colleen K. Wright Missing Person Name: Colleen K. Wright Age at Report: 53 DOB: 8/11/1957 Weight: 200 lbs. Height: 5’06” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sex: Female Incident Type: Other adult missing Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Case Number: 2011-25522 NamUs MP # 17250 Missing Since: […]
David Marchan Missing Person Age at Report: 18 Date of Birth: November 11, 1982 Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’05” – 5’06” Race: Hispanic/American Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Missing Since: January 1, 2001 Courtesy photo Twitter David Marchan’s younger brother set up a Twitter account in hopes […]