Adriel Ward

On November 21, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Adriel “AD” Ward Homicide Adriel Thomas Ward 33 YOA 1700 block of Delaware Ave. Des Moines, Iowa Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department February 11, 2017   On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, Adriel Ward, 33, was shot at about 9:37 p.m. before he crashed into a utility pole in the 1700 block of […]

Victor Robinson

On June 19, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Victor Robinson Jr. Homicide Victor Robinson Jr. AKA aka Bipp, Big Butter and Butta 41 YOA 3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines Polk County Wednesday, June 22, 2016   Case Summary   Victor Robinson Jr., 41, of Des Moines, was shot multiple times in the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, […]

Larry Martin

On August 19, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Larry Odell Martin Missing Person Name: Larry O. Martin Age at Report: 44 Weight: 195 lbs. Height: 5’11” Race: Black/African American Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Endangered / physical Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Case Number: 1994-1345 NamUs MP#: 17067 […]

Timothy Friedel

On March 17, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Timothy Friedel Suspicious Death Timothy Friedel 25 YOA Wooded Area Northwest Des Moines Polk County June 6, 1974   Timothy Friedel, 25, of 5419 Ovid Ave., Des Moines, was found dead in a water-filled ditch in northwest Des Moines on Thursday, June 6, 1974. According […]

Louise Cruise

On November 14, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Louise Cruise Missing Person Louise Cruise Age At Report: 15 DOB: May 2, 1997 Weight: 140 lbs. Height: 5’01” Race: White Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Sex: Female Incident Type: Juvenile Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Missing Since: May 8, 2012   Louise Cruise, […]

Linked by Lost Lives: Eugene Martin, Dennis Clougherty and Helen Morrow

On August 12, 2013, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Dennis Clougherty. Helen Morrow. Eugene Martin. Three victims, three lives gone, and one shared date families can’t forget: August 12. Twenty-three-year-old Dennis Clougherty was a Vietnam vet preparing to start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Helen Morrow, 55, surely never imagined her fate when offering employment to a hired hand. And Eugene Martin, only […]

Gustavo Cruz

On December 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Gustavo Beranza Cruz Missing Person NAME: Gustavo Beranza Cruz AGE AT REPORT: 31 DOB: November 23, 1976 WEIGHT: 180 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’08” RACE: White HAIR: Black EYES: Brown SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Other adult missing MISSING FROM: Des Moines, IA Polk County INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Des […]

David Marchan

On December 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

David Marchan Missing Person Age at Report: 18 Date of Birth: November 11, 1982 Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’05” – 5’06” Race: Hispanic/American Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Missing Since: January 1, 2001   Courtesy photo Twitter David Marchan’s younger brother set up a Twitter account in hopes […]

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 […]

Donald Murphy

On October 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Donald John Murphy Homicide Donald John Murphy 39 YOA Went Missing from Knoxville, Iowa Marion County Date Reported Missing: July 20, 1984 Body Found in Polk County, Nov. 1984   Marion County in Iowa   Knoxville in Marion County On Friday, July 20, 1984, Donald Murphy was reported missing from a Knoxville hospital. In November […]