Bill and Kay Wood

On October 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines Bill and Kaidena Wood, married just three years.   Bill and Kay Wood Homicide and Missing Person Case NAME: James William “Bill” Wood (Homicide) AGE: 79 CRIME LOCATION: 2698 Highway R-63 Norwalk, IA Warren County DCI CASE NUMBER: 2011-044536 CRIME DATE: July 30, 2011 NAME: Kaidena “Kay” Lozelle […]

Janet LaFratte

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Warren County in Iowa   Norwalk in Warren County Janet A. LaFratte Homicide Janet LaFratte 35 YOA Norwalk, Iowa Warren County (jurisdiction) DCI Case # 73-00272 June 20, 1973   Janet LaFratte, 35, was reported missing to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, June 20, 1973. LaFratte’s husband, Frank LaFratte, placed the call at […]

6-day-old’s “Slam Dunk” Murder Case Remains Open

On February 19, 2011, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette 6-day-old Shane Lass’s death came just shy of four years after that of his 10-day-old sister, Tamara Lynn Lass. Nineteen years ago today, new mother Teri Lass, 29, claimed her 6-day-old son, Shane Alex Lass, was kidnapped from her unlocked car outside the Norwalk, Iowa, post office while she went […]

Arlys Ponce

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Carol Robbins Arlys Ponce Arlys Darlene Ponce Homicide Arlys Darlene Ponce 42 YOA DCI Case # 97-10958 Norwalk, Iowa Warren County October 8, 1997     Arlys Ponce — a 42-year-old mother of three — was found dead on the floor of her Norwalk, Iowa home on October 8, 1997. Ponce’s son had […]

Tamara Lass

On December 26, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Tamara Lynn Lass Undetermined Tamara Lynn Lass 10 days old Norwalk, IA Warren County March 1, 1988   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, March 1, 1988, Teri Lass of Norwalk, Iowa, claimed she found her 10-day-old infant daughter, Tamara Lynn Lass, unresponsive. The child was later pronounced dead. With no visible injuries, […]

Shane Lass

On December 26, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette 6-day-old Shane Lass’s death came just shy of four years after that of his 10-day-old sister, Tamara Lynn Lass. Shane Alex Lass Homicide Shane Alex Lass 6 days old Norwalk, IA Warren County February 19, 1992   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Wednesday, February 19, 1992, Teri Lass […]

Norwalk

On November 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Norwalk, Iowa         Homicide Janet LaFratte 35 YOA Norwalk, IA (Warren County) Case # 73-00272 June 20, 1973 On June 20, 1973, Janet LaFratte was reported missing by her husband at 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. her body was found floating in a farm pond behind the LaFratte home. […]

Warren County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Warren County, IA *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Warren County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide John Hossack 59 YOA Squaw Township Warren County, IA December […]