Rick Davis

On June 19, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Rick Lynne Davis Suicide or Homicide? Rick Lynne Davis 36 YOA Oskaloosa, Iowa Mahaska County July 20, 1986           Rick Lynne Davis, 36, died July 20, 1986, at his Oskaloosa residence from a gunshot wound to the head. Police ruled the death a suicide, but while reviewing police and autopsy records, […]

Unidentified White Male Infant

On February 15, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified White Male Infant Homicide Baby John Doe Unidentified male Infant ME/C Case Number: 10-1397 NamUs UP # 10855 Found in Des Moines River Des Moines, Iowa Polk County Investigating Agency: Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office December 12, 1953   Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County On Saturday, December 12, 1953, officials […]

Reginald Bryan

On October 17, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Reginald Renard Bryan Jr. Homicide Reginald R. Bryan Jr. 23 YOA Big Earl’s Gold Mine 4745 NW 2nd Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County (jurisdiction) April 28, 2013   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Reginald Renard Bryan Jr., 23, of Orange City, Florida, was shot and killed in the early morning hours of […]

Julie Brianne Roach-Lindeman

On August 12, 2013, in Missing Persons, Young Women, by Kerry Connolly

FOUND MISSING PERSON – UPDATE Julie Brianne Roach-Lindeman   Julie Brianne Roach-Lindeman 17 YOA Grimes, IA Polk County August 2, 2013   Julie Brianne Roach-Lindeman had been missing since August 2, 2013. She was found early this morning, August 13, 2013. Her mother, Denise Roach, contacted Iowa Cold Cases at 5am to let us know […]

Johnetta Jackson

On February 10, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa  Des Moines in Polk County Johnetta E. Jackson Homicide Cleared by Exceptional Means Johnetta E. Jackson 22 YOA Went Missing From Des Moines, IA Found in Four Mile Creek, Pleasant Hill Polk County Went Missing: May 4, 1993 Body Found: May 23, 1993 Johnetta Jackson, a 22-year-old mother of a young son and daughter, […]

Earl Hamilton

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Earl Riley “Big Earl” Hamilton Homicide Earl Riley “Big Earl” Hamilton 53 YOA Big Earl’s Goldmine Des Moines, IA Polk County September 29, 1996   Case summary by Aaron Brilbeck and Jody Ewing Big Earl Hamilton was already considered somewhat legendary before the very thing that brought him fame brought him down with a single […]

Camille Njus

On February 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Camille Louise Njus Homicide Camille Louise Njus 20 YOA Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 78-06827 August 4, 1978 (approximate DOD) Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Camille Njus, a 20-year-old Grinnell College student and Department of Transportation intern, was reported missing by her mother on August 5, 1978, after failing to return home for […]

Martha Erickson

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Laurie Rhiner Martha “Marty” Erickson Martha “Marty” D. Erickson Homicide Martha “Marty” Diane Erickson 47 YOA DCI Case # 95-13479 Avon Lake Avon, IA Polk County November 21, 1995 Case Summary by Jody Ewing On Tuesday evening, November 21, 1995 — just over one day before Thanksgiving — Martha “Marty” Erickson, 47, was murdered […]

Alice Van Alstine

On January 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Alice Mae Van Alstine Missing Person/Homicide Strongly Suspected NAME: Alice Mae Van Alstine DOB: May 23, 1947 AGE AT REPORT: 28 LOCATION: 4375 N.E. 29th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County HEIGHT: 5’ 7” HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue CASE NUMBER: 76-2184 NAMUS MP #: 18982 MISSING SINCE: March 26, 1976   Case summary by Jody […]

Kathleen Holliday

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Kathleen L. Holliday Homicide Kathleen Louise Holliday 37 YOA Home Residence: 10001 N.W. Beaver Drive Grimes, IA Body found in Saylorville Reservoir Polk County DOD: March 12, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Kathleen Louise Holliday, a rural Grimes, Iowa mail carrier, finished up her mail route on Saturday, March 12, 1977, and […]