Guest Blog: I Never Knew You

On December 5, 2015, in Anniversaries, Guest Blogs, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Today’s guest blog post is written by Cindy Kraft-Chevalier, the niece of Council Bluffs Police Officer John L. Stephens. Stephens, 32, and Paul J. Rayer, 51, were shot and killed on Tuesday, December 5, 1967, during a robbery of “Club 64,” an upscale steakhouse about a half-mile east of Council Bluffs’ city limits where Stephens moonlighted […]

Paul Brule

On June 28, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Paul M. Brule Homicide Paul Michael Brule 30 YOA 2118 Sixth Avenue Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County July 25, 1998 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Paul Michael Brule, a 30-year-old Council Bluffs, Iowa man who received $10,000 weekly payouts from lottery winnings, was slain in his Sixth Avenue home in the early morning hours […]

Oakland

On November 27, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Oakland, Iowa       Homicide Frank J. Eckels 73 YOA Oakland Motel and Café Oakland, IA Pottawattamie County December 3, 1958 Frank J. Eckels, 73, was shot and wounded during a holdup at his motel and café in Oakland, Iowa, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1958. Eckels died Saturday, Dec. 6, at […]

George Massouris

On January 20, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

George James Massouris Homicide George James Massouris 30 YOA Orchard Road near Highway 6 Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County November 18, 1950 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing George James Massouris, a 30-year-old Union Pacific Railroad carman who worked part-time as a taxicab driver, was found dead in a ditch on the old Orchard Road […]

Robert Hatcher

On March 13, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Bob Hatcher (Courtesy KETV Channel 7) Robert Hatcher Homicide Robert Scott Hatcher 38 YOA Iowa Riverfront Trail Beneath Interstate 480 Bridge Council Bluffs, IA (jurisdiction) Pottawattamie County March 8, 2007   Pottawattamie County in Iowa   Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On March 8, 2007, Robert Scott Hatcher, […]

Family and Friends Pay Tribute to Robert Bates

On March 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Family and Friends Pay Tribute to Robert Bruce “Kip” Bates III   Robert Bruce “Kip” Bates III — a Marine who fought in Operation Desert Storm — was a man who loved family and known for being the type of guy who’d help out older people. When he was shot and killed late evening on […]

Humberto Cortez

On February 24, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Pottawattamie County in Iowa   Carter Lake in Pottawattamie County Humberto Cortez Homicide Humberto Cortez DCI Case # 96-06859 Carter Lake, IA Pottawattamie County June 21, 1996   On June 21, 1996, a partially decomposed male body was discovered in a rail car by a Paxton Verling Steel employee. The body was identified in December […]

Johnny Shields

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Johnny Joe Shields Missing Person Age at Report: 32 DOB: February 12, 1956 Weight: 160 lbs. Height: 5′ 06″ Race: White Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance Missing From: Carter Lake, IA Pottawattamie County Case # 89-00081 NCIC Number: M-337585780 NamUs MP # 27996 Dental Records: Available Missing Since: December 15, 1988   […]

Linda Mayfield

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linda Mayfield Homicide Linda Mayfield 21 YOA 3320 West Broadway Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County Case Number: D82-0713 April 9, 1982     Pottawattamie County in Iowa   Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County   On April 9, 1982 at 2:18 a.m., officers were called to the Starlite Motel at 3320 West Broadway in Council Bluffs, […]