Missing Dad Earl: Five Years Gone

On August 28, 2012, in Anniversaries, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Five years ago today, my family received news no family ever expects to hear. We were fortunate, however, in that we received a gift few families get to experience when crime comes knocking on one’s door; we each got the opportunity to see and speak to our loved one — and him to us — […]

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes Story by Aaron Brilbeck WHOtv Staff Writer 8:50 AM CDT, July 30, 2010 Original Air Date: July 29, 2010   Onawa, IA – For Jody Ewing of Onawa, near Sioux City, this is her calling. Remembering the forgotten. Profiling cold, unsolved cases throughout […]

KMEG – Remembering Earl Thelander

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

    Onawa, IA Remembering Earl Thelander Posted: May 10, 2008 08:13 PM A hometown gathers to remember a Monona County man who died last year. Earl Thelander died September, 1st 2007 from burns he suffered in an explosion after copper thieves stole copper piping from his rural Onawa, Iowa property. A special ceremony was held […]

Cold Case Website Hits Home for Founder

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Case Website Hits Home for Founder     Transcript from KTIV News Channel 4 in Sioux City, Iowa June 9, 2008 Donna Sue Davis, Terri McCauley, Kenneth Harker. Sadly, these are just a few unsolved murder victims in Sioux City. Now, one Siouxland woman is giving these victims a voice with her website. It’s been […]

Adding Dad Earl

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Adding Dad Earl   When I launched the Iowa Cold Cases website in December 2005, I never imagined a day would come I’d have to add a member of my own family. That day has arrived. His name: Earl Thelander … Dad Earl as my four siblings and I lovingly called him; Dad to his […]

Inside Edition Investigative Reports: Earl Thelander Copper Theft Death

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

INSIDE EDITION COPPER THEFT Airdate: 5/14/2008 Doug Thelander and his family are victims of one of the fastest growing crimes in the country…copper theft. Thieves stole several feet of copper pipes from a house owned by his dad, but in the process they cut the gas line, leaving dangerous propane gas leaking into the basement. […]

Remembering Earl Thelander, KTIV Channel 4, May 10, 2008

On March 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Remembering Earl Thelander     From KTIV News Channel 4 in Sioux City, Iowa May 10, 2008 Onawa, IA — A year ago on May 9, 2007, Earl Thelander was happily celebrating his 80th birthday with his wife and 11 children. Sadly, Earl died in September from burns he suffered in a house explosion caused […]

George Dean

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Monona County in Iowa  Mapleton in Monona County George Earl Dean, Jr. Homicide George Earl Dean, Jr. 55 YOA Mapleton, IA Monona County Case # 66-00722 June 29, 1966 Case summary by Jody Ewing n Wednesday evening, June 29, 1966, George Earl Dean, Jr. was found deceased in the street in front of his Mapleton, Iowa home. […]

Earl Thelander Videos

On January 27, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Earl Thelander Videos News Reports and other Videos Concerning Earl Thelander Copper Theft Death Homicide Earl Thelander 80 YOA Home Residence: 710 1st Street, Onawa, IA Crime Location: 20877 Gum Ave., Onawa, IA, Monona County Date of Crime: August 28, 2007 Date of Death: September 1, 2007 Earl Thelander of Onawa, IA, died from second- […]