Gene Williamson

On April 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Gene W. Williamson Homicide Gene W. Williamson 23 YOA 1311 21st Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1979-5278 February 9, 1979   On Friday, February 9, 1979 — two days after his 23rd birthday — Gene W. Williamson was shot shortly after pulling […]

Floyd Cramer

On April 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Floyd Cramer Homicide Floyd Cramer 612 14th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1960-14495 December 9, 1960   Floyd Cramer was killed in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 9, 1960. Information Needed If you have information on the unsolved murder of Floyd Cramer, […]

Kathleen Stith

On April 1, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Kathryn L. Wallace Kathleen Violet Stith Kathleen V. “Kathy” Stith Homicide Kathleen V. “Kathy” Stith 47 YOA 966 E. 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1994-7200 February 24, 1994   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Kathleen V. “Kathy” Stith, 47, was found dead Thursday evening, February 24, 1994, […]

Homicides – 1950s

On March 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959) 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 from 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological […]

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines, 2-28-84

On February 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

(Courtesy photo: Special to the Register) This undated photo provided by the Downey family shows John Downey posing for a photo at the Leavenworth, Kan. U.S. Penitentiary. A new FBI technique for identifying bodies using low-quality fingerprints enabled authorities to identify human remains found in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1984, as those of Downey. Unidentified […]

Margaret Feige

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Margaret Ellen Feige Homicide Margaret Ellen Feige 88 YOA 4030 N.W. First St. Saylor Township north of Des Moines Polk County May 22, 2008   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Margaret Feige, 88, was found dead in the early morning hours on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in the laundry room of the Saylor […]

Rodrigo Duran

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Rodrigo Duran Sr. Homicide Rodrigo Duran Sr. 59 YOA 1820 E. Army Post Road Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1999-11835 April 3, 1999   Case Summary by Jody Ewing On April 3, 1999, 59-year-old Rodrigo Duran of Des Moines, Iowa, was shot in the chest in the parking lot of El Palacio, a […]

Mariana Redrovan

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   West Des Moines in Polk County Mariana Redrovan Homicide Mariana Redrovan (aka Mariana Redroban) 15 YOA DCI Case Number: 98-00744 Walnut Creek Inn West Des Moines, IA Polk County January 23, 1998 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Friday, January 23, 1998, Ecuadorian immigrant Mariana Redrovan, 15, was stabbed […]

William Talbert

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

William “Billy” Ralph Talbert, II Homicide William “Billy” Ralph Talbert, II 18 YOA 1400 21st Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1995-40323 September 3, 1995     William Ralph “Billy” Talbert II, of Des Moines, Iowa, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Des Moines early Sunday morning, September 3, 1995, as he stood […]

Glenn Turner

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Glenn Willis Turner Homicide Glenn Willis Turner 59 YOA 2222 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1978-29909 August 9, 1978     Glenn W. Turner — a 59-year-old World War II Army veteran — was found dead inside a van parked at […]