Solved

On March 11, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

SOLVED / CLOSED / CLEARED BY EXCEPTIONAL MEANS The cases listed below represent Iowa cold cases where arrests have been made since we first began tracking the state’s unsolved cases in December 2005. It includes cases where suspects have been convicted or acquitted, cases solved by exceptional means, and cases currently making their way through […]

Cold Case Arrests and Pending Trials

On March 29, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Case Arrests and Pending Trials NOTE: We make every effort to keep this list current, but trials are often continued for a number of reasons. If you’re aware of changes in a trial date, please email us at info@iowacoldcases.org. Thank you in advance. On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, Michael Lee Syperda, 52, was arrested […]

Medora

On June 10, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Medora, IA     Homicide John Hossack 59 YOA Squaw Township Warren County, IA December 2, 1900 On a moonlit Saturday night, December 1, 1900, prosperous Warren County, Iowa farmer John Hossack was murdered in his bed by two blows of an ax to his head. Four days later, Hossack’s wife of […]

Annamarie Rittman

On April 28, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Annamarie Rittman Hit-and-Run Homicide Annamarie Rittman 46 YOA Lowe’s Parking Lot Altoona, IA Polk County December 27, 2005   nnamarie Rittman, a 46-year-old employee at the Lowe’s Store in Altoona, Iowa, was struck down by a pickup that swerved into her on December 27, 2005. The mother of three was walking through the store’s parking lot […]

Brandyn Preston

On April 4, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Brandyn Preston Homicide — SOLVED Brandyn Preston 19 YOA 1101 10th Ave. Fort Dodge, IA Webster County Date of Crime: May 8, 2011 Date of Death: January 22, 2012    Case Summary by Jody Ewing UPDATE On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, a Webster County jury found Derrick McElroy guilty of first-degree murder in Brandyn Preston’s death. […]

Danny Baker

On November 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linn County in Iowa  Cedar Rapids in Linn County Danny Baker Homicide Danny Baker 28 YOA 617 18th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 28, 1983   anny Baker, a 28-year-old father of four, was shot in the back Monday night, Nov. 28, 1983, in the driveway of his brother-in-law’s southwest Cedar Rapids home […]

Mark Koster

On April 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mark Edgar Koster Homicide — SOLVED Mark Edgar Koster 58 YOA 610 N. 5th St. Sac City, Iowa Sac County Went Missing: July 4, 2009 Declared Legally Dead: October 10, 2011 Remains Found: November 5, 2012         LATEST UPDATES Green sentenced to 50 years SAC CITY – John David Green was sentenced […]

Mary Jayne Jones

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mary Jayne Jones Homicide — SOLVED Mary Jayne Jones 17 YOA Blakesburg, IA / Ottumwa, IA Wapello County Case Number: 74-00243 April 9, 1974   ary Jayne Jones, 17, of Ottumwa, Iowa, was found slain in a farmhouse near Blakesburg, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 9, 1974. She had been sexually assaulted and shot once in […]

Judith Pleas

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Council Bluffs Police Department Judith Kaylene Pleas Judith Kaylene Pleas Homicide Judith Kaylene Pleas 17 YOA Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County Case Number: MP-73-226 Reported Missing: August 10, 1973 Body Found: October 14, 1973 Case Summary added by Jody Ewing udith Kaylene Pleas, 17, was reported missing to the Council Bluffs Police Department in […]

Evelyn Miller

On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Evelyn Celeste Miller Homicide — SOLVED Casey Frederiksen Found GUILTY, Sentenced to Two Life Sentences Evelyn Celeste Miller 5 YOA 1781 Quarry Road, Apt. #4 Floyd, Iowa Floyd County July 1, 2005         * Editor’s Note: The information in this case summary contains graphic information that may offend or disturb some readers. UPDATE Casey […]