Stephen Kim

On November 21, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Stephen Kim Homicide Stephen Pausuan Kim 41 YOA Near 3523 University Ave. Drake neighborhood Des Moines, Iowa Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department April 21, 2017     Case Summary   Stephen Kim, a 41-year-old Burmese-American immigrant, was fatally shot in front of his three young children during an attempted robbery near 3523 […]

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 […]

Frank Eckels

On November 27, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

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

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 […]

Ernest Lilly

On April 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Ernest Harold Lilly Sr. Homicide Ernest Harold Lilly Sr. 50 YOA “Frank’s Place” 3940 McDonald Des Moines, IA (jurisdiction) Polk County Case # 1973-46114 Crime Date: September 11, 1973 Date of Death: December 19, 1973   Case Summary by Jody Ewing Ernest Harold Lilly Sr. […]

Leon Groves

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Leon E. Groves Homicide Leon E. Groves 40 YOA SE 18th & Scott Des Moines, IA Polk County Case Number: 1951-9296 December 22, 1951   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Leon Groves, a full-time Des Moines optician who worked part-time as a taxicab driver, was shot to death in his cab three days […]

Nelson Alvarez-Hernandez

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Nelson “Selena” Alvarez-Hernandez Homicide — SOLVED Nelson “Selena” Alvarez-Hernandez 33 YOA 1613 S. 13th St., Apt. 1 Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County Case # 03-004354 July 31, 2003   LATEST UPDATES Council Bluffs man gets life without parole in 2003 slaying Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Omaha.com James Cain Harris of Council Bluffs will spend […]

Cecil DuBois

On February 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Cecil L. DuBois Homicide Cecil L. DuBois 73 YOA 1322 23rd Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1974-42891 November 15, 1974     Cecil DuBois, 73, was robbed and then beaten in his 1322 23rd Street home in Des Moines, Iowa, on November […]

John Stephens and Paul Rayer

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Paul J. Rayer John L. Stephens John L. Stephens and Paul J. Rayer Double Homicide John L. Stephens, 32 Paul J. Rayer, 51 Case # 67-01188 “Club 64” Restaurant Council Bluffs, Iowa Pottawattamie County December 5, 1967   Recent Updates Dec. 21, 2015: “Nearly 50 years later, Council Bluffs family still searching for answers in […]

Carl Brunen

On January 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Carl Anthony Brunen Homicide Carl Anthony Brunen 81 YOA Coggon, Iowa Ryan, Iowa Delaware County DCI Case # 72-00427 November 8, 1972   On Wednesday, November 8, 1972, just one day before his 82nd birthday, Carl Anthony Brunen was beaten to death in front of his rural Coggon, Iowa home. In a Cedar Rapids Gazette […]