Steven Gardner

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Steven Eugene Gardner Homicide Steven Eugene Gardner 27 YOA 1037 23rd Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1978-11923 April 8, 1978   Steven Eugene Gardner, a 27-year-old John Deere employee, was shot three times sometime between midnight and mid-morning on Saturday, April 8, […]

Rose Grandanette

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Rose Marie Grandanette Homicide Rose Marie Grandanette 33 YOA Sunrise Blvd. and 73rd St. Windsor Heights, IA Polk County September 14, 1958   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Mrs. Rose Marie Grandanette, a 33-year-old mother of three children, was shot in the head with a .38 caliber pistol on Sunday evening, September 14, 1958, […]

Brandy Ratliff

On February 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Brandy Ratliff, Jr. Homicide Brandy Ratliff, Jr. 31 YOA 1608 E. Capitol Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County October 19, 2008   Case summary by Jody Ewing Brandy Ratliff, Jr. was killed in a drive-by shooting while sitting on a couch inside his cousin’s home at 1608 E. Capitol Ave. in Des Moines on Sunday, […]

Earl Lambert

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Earl J. Lambert Homicide Earl Jacob Lambert 58 YOA E. 14th St. Viaduct Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1962-12962 October 1, 1962   Earl J. Lambert, 58, was found dead beneath the E. 14th Street Viaduct bridge in Des Moines at about 1 […]

Donald Graspy

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Donald Eugene Graspy, Jr. Homicide Donald Eugene Graspy, Jr. 46 YOA 1104 Fremont St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 2003-27457 July 17, 2003   Donald Eugene Graspy, Jr., 46, was found dead in the garage of a vacant house at 1104 Fremont St. […]

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 […]

Jared Parks

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jared Andrew Parks Homicide Jared Andrew Parks 18 YOA Interstate 35/80 Urbandale, IA Polk County May 11, 2009     Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Polk County in Iowa   Urbandale in Polk County Jared Parks, 18, was found dead on Interstate 35/80 near the Beaver Avenue Bridge in Polk County, Iowa, on Monday, […]

Corey Poffenberger

On January 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Robert “Corey” Poffenberger Homicide Robert “Corey” Poffenberger 30 YOA 2211 East 37th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 2003-42059 October 24, 2003     Case summary by Jody Ewing Photos Courtesy Cindy Poffenberger Robert “Corey” Poffenberger was shot and killed early Friday morning October 24, 2003, in the driveway of his 2211 East […]

Charles Sanders

On January 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Barbara Graves Charles Edward Sanders Charles Edward Sanders Homicide Charles Edward Sanders 67 YOA Court Ave. River Bridge Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1954-33401 April 15, 1954   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On Saturday, April 17, 1954, two Des Moines youth fishing along a river bank spotted a […]

Anthony Williams

On December 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Anthony Williams Homicide Anthony Williams 1436 22nd Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1998-1045 January 8, 1998 Anthony Williams was killed in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 8, 1998. If you have any information about this unsolved murder please contact the Des Moines Police […]