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 […]

Manchester

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 […]

Gary Counts

On May 17, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

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 Farver

On July 30, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cari Lea Farver Missing Person –> Homicide Shanna Golyar found guilty of first-degree murder Name: Cari Lea Farver Age at Report: 37 Date of Birth: Nov. 30, 1974 Residence: Macedonia, Iowa Pottawattamie County Last Seen Alive: Nov. 13, 2012, in Omaha, Nebraska Reported Missing: Nov. 16, 2012 Investigating Agency: Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: […]

Steven Babka

On June 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

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, […]

Man Sends Message to Missing Brother

On December 17, 2012, in Guest Blogs, Letters, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

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 […]

Gustavo Cruz

On December 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

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 […]

Colleen Wright

On December 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

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

On December 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

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 […]