Douglas Shondel

On December 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Douglas James “DJ” Shondel II Undetermined (Suspicious Death) Douglas James Shondel II 21 YOA 100 N. 16th St. Fairfield, Iowa Jefferson County Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma to Head and Broken Neck Sunday, March 11, 2001   Jefferson County in Iowa   Fairfield in Jefferson County Many things don’t add up in 21-year-old Douglas […]

News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2015 Archives Current News | 2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published […]

Tell My Mom I’ll Be Right Back

On September 27, 2015, in Anniversaries, Guest Blogs, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

Today’s guest blog post is written by Julie Loose, sister of Iowa cold case victim Kim Loose, with additional comments from some of Kim’s other siblings. Kim, one of 10 siblings with nine still living at home in Blue Grass, Iowa, was just 16 when she died Sept. 26, 1986 from multiple injuries after leaving a friend’s […]

Mary Ann Scovel

On June 4, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Mary Ann Scovel Homicide Mary Ann Scovel 18 YOA 661 Seventeenth St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Wednesday, April 14, 1976   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Mary Ann Scovel, 18, was strangled in her Des Moines apartment Wednesday night, April 14, 1976. Investigators said Terry Lee “Butch” Lively, 26, who lived at the […]

Chris Axiotis

On June 1, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Christopher George Axiotis Undetermined Christopher George “Chris” Axiotis 16 YOA Q Pond Park Osceola, Iowa Clarke County November 16, 1999   Case Summary by Jody Ewing   In November 1999, Christopher “Chris” Axiotis didn’t really have a place to call home. The 16-year-old Osceola youth’s incarcerated father had been in prison most of the teen’s […]

Montpelier

On May 26, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Montpelier, Iowa       Undetermined Craig Allen Petersen 20 YOA Mississippi River Montpelier, Iowa Muscatine County September 28, 1986 Craig Allen Petersen, 20, of Blue Grass, Iowa, died Sept. 28, 1986 — just over one day after a female teen died in the company of Petersen’s best friend, Jeffery Curtis Daily, […]

Elgin

On March 19, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Elgin, Iowa           Undetermined Layne Edward Schneider 22 YOA Echo Road and 180th Street Elgin, Iowa Fayette County January 22, 2013 Layne Edward Schneider, 22, of Elgin, Iowa, was found burning in another individual’s pickup about one and one-half miles from his home early morning Tuesday, Jan. 22, […]

Layne Schneider

On March 19, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Layne Edward Schneider Homicide Layne Edward Schneider 22 YOA Echo Road and 180th Street Elgin, Iowa Fayette County January 22, 2013           Family Establishes “Justice for Layne Schneider” Go Fund Me account Layne Schneider’s family members have established a “Justice for Layne Schneider” page on the fundraising site, GoFundMe.com, in efforts […]

Dexter

On December 7, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Dexter, Iowa         Suspicious Death Gregg Andrew Nimmo 44 YOA Beaver Lake Campground Dexter, IA Dallas County Date of Crime: August 28, 2011 Date of Death: August 30, 2011 Gregg Andrew Nimmo, 44, of Adel, Iowa, was found with severe head injuries on a gravel road in Dexter on […]

Gregg Nimmo

On December 7, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregg Andrew Nimmo Homicide Gregg Andrew Nimmo 44 YOA Beaver Lake Campground Dexter, IA Dallas County (jurisdiction) Date of Crime: August 28, 2011 Date of Death: August 30, 2011   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Gregg Andrew Nimmo, 44, of Adel, Iowa, was found with severe head injuries on a gravel road in […]