James Chamberlain

On December 15, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa Ottumwa in Wapello County James Lewis Chamberlain Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County May 25, 1893 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing James Chamberlain, a carpenter who lived on Ottumwa’s south side, was found lying in mud and water in the Des Moines River beneath […]

Melvin Adams

On March 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa Agency in Wapello County Melvin Royale “Mez” Adams Homicide Melvin Royale Adams 55 YOA Agency, IA Wapello County February 13, 1983 Case Information submitted to Iowa Cold Cases by Suzanne Koehler elvin Royale Adams, a 55-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force veteran, was found dead in a small cabin south of Agency, Iowa, just […]

Homicides up through 1899

On July 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (Up through 1899) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides up through 1899, and are listed in chronological order. […]

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 the […]

Justin Hook, Sarah Link and Tina Lade

On February 20, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Triple Homicide SOLVED Justin Alfred Hook, Jr., 20 Sarah Lee Link, 41 Tina Marie Lade, 19 Drakesville, IA (Davis County) Eldon, IA (Wapello County) Case # 84-01854 April 13, 1984 UPDATE: DNA Links Executed Convict to 1984 Triple Murder OTTUMWA, Iowa — In a news conference held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wapello County’s […]

Dennison Stookesberry

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennison Clark Stookesberry Missing Person Name: Dennison Clark Stookesberry Age at Report: 56 DOB: October 15, 1942 Weight: 230 lbs. Height: 5′ 06″ Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Hazel Incident Type: Disability – physical/mental Missing From: Blakesburg, IA Wapello County Investigating Agency: Wapello County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: 024499 NamUs MP #: 32590 Last Seen […]

John Hill

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa Ottumwa in Wapello County John Robert Hill Homicide John Robert Hill 51 YOA Ottumwa Launderette East Main Street Ottumwa, IA Wapello County DCI Case # 76-00925 November 22, 1976 Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing n Monday, November 22, 1976, at approximately 5:06 a.m., two young men found John Robert Hill, 51, lying face […]

Francis Jordon

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Francis F. Jordon, Sr. Homicide Francis Frederick Jordon, Sr. 42 YOA Cliffland Park Ottumwa, IA Wapello County July 12, 1978 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing n the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 12, 1978, Francis Frederick Jordon Sr. was killed after two men knocked on his door saying they had car trouble and […]

Billy Lee Clark

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wapello County in Iowa Ottumwa in Wapello County Billy Lee Clark Homicide Billy Lee Clark 43 YOA Ottumwa, IA Wapello County August 1, 1975   ometime on Friday, August 1, 1975, Billy Lee Clark of Ottumwa, Iowa, was shot in the back in a rural Wapello County pasture. The 43-year-old’s body, found lying next to […]

Ottumwa

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Ottumwa, Iowa         Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County May 25, 1893 On Thursday, May 25, 1893, James Chamberlain, a carpenter who lived on Ottumwa’s south side, was struck by a blow to the head and found lying in mud and […]