Eight Birthdays Gone: Ruth Kingery-Pohlmeier

On August 1, 2011, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

Ruth “Ruthie” Kingery-Pohlmeier has already missed eight birthdays: the first one on August 1, 2004, and the eighth one today, August 1, 2011 — the day she would have turned 45 years old. The last birthday she’d celebrated was her 37th, and there would be no more. On Sunday evening, April 25, 2004, her body was […]

Riccardo Bowers

On May 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Riccardo Rickey Bowers Missing Person Name: Riccardo Rickey Bowers Age at Report: 44 Date of Birth: May 30, 1956 Weight: 175 lbs. Height: 6’00” Race: Black/African American Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Endangered / physical Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County […]

David Morris

On May 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County David Morris Homicide David Morris 68 YOA Morris Foods 2550 Maury Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1973-12106 February 22, 1973   On Thursday evening, February 22, 1973, David “Dave” Morris, 68, was shot in the back of the head behind the meat […]

Jeremy Spencer

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jeremy Jebadiah Spencer Homicide Jeremy J. Spencer 27 YOA 2355 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case # 04-03548 January 28, 2004   Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Jeremy Spencer, 27, was shot to death Wednesday, January 28, 2004, while sitting inside a […]

Cordell Kirby

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Cordell R. Kirby | aka Ameer-Hassan Mateen Homicide Cordell R. Kirby 46 YOA 1400 E. 18th Des Moines, IA Case # 1999-28964 August 2, 1999   Cordell R. Kirby — also known as Ameer-Hassan Mateen — was killed in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 2, […]

Robert Furnish

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Robert Furnish Homicide Robert Furnish QuikTrip #527 1215 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA Case # 1996-30538 July 18, 1996   Robert Furnish was killed in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 18, 1996. Little information is known about his case. Information Needed If you have any […]

Steven Graves

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Steven Wesley Graves, Jr. Homicide Steven Wesley Graves, Jr. 19 YOA 1600 16th Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1994-46422 November 8, 1994   Steven Wesley Graves, Jr., a former star fullback and Co-Captain of Hoover High School’s 1992 football team, was shot in front of 1600 16th St. on Des Moines’ north […]

Eric Jones

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Eric W. Jones Homicide Eric W. Jones 7 months old 510 Payton Avenue Des Moines, IA Case # 1993-17587 May 3, 1993   Seven-month-old Eric Jones was killed May 3, 1993 at his 510 Payton Avenue home in southwest Des Moines. Des Moines police list his […]

John Shuey

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County John Shuey Homicide John Scott Shuey 27 YOA 1427 23rd Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1986-12024 Approx. Date of Death: March 22, 1986 Body Found: March 24, 1986     John Shuey, a 27-year-old plumber and drywall installer, was found stabbed to […]

Jeffrey Deaver

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jeffrey Thomas Deaver Homicide Jeffrey Thomas Deaver 25 YOA 1132 5th Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1983-37472 October 15, 1983   Case information compiled by Jody Ewing Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Jeffrey Thomas Deaver — a 25-year-old orthopedic technician employed by Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des […]