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. […]

Matt Pusateri

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Matthew Pusateri Homicide Matthew Pusateri 26 YOA 800 Block of Sixth St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 12, 1988   Case summary by Jody Ewing Cab driver Matt Pusateri, 26, was shot in the head about 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 1988, while sitting in a Cedar Rapids parking lot. Pusateri, who worked […]

Henry Juchems

On February 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Hardin County in Iowa   Steamboat Rock in Hardin County Henry Juchems Homicide Henry Juchems 81 YOA Steamboat Rock, IA Hardin County DCI Case # 85-03433 July 3, 1985   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On July 3, 1985, Henry Juchems was found dead in his rural Steamboat Rock, Iowa, home, apparently the victim […]

Felicitas Terrill

On February 11, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Muscatine County in Iowa   Muscatine in Muscatine County Felicitas Margaret Terrill Homicide Felicitas Margaret Terrill 73 YOA 314 Clinton St. Muscatine, IA Muscatine County DCI Case # 86-01868 April 14, 1986   Seventy-three-year-old Felicitas Terrill was found dead in her Muscatine, Iowa home Monday morning, April 14, 1986, with four gunshot wounds to the […]

Alfred Allen

On February 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott County in Iowa   Davenport in Scott County Alfred W. Allen Homicide Alfred W. Allen 73 YOA 200 block of Warren Davenport, IA Scott County Case Number: 88-00412 February 8, 1988   Alfred W. Allen, 73, who hadn’t been seen for several days, was found slain in his Davenport, Iowa apartment near downtown on […]

William Freimuth

On February 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Webster County in Iowa   Fort Dodge in Webster County William Henry Freimuth Homicide William Henry Freimuth 71 YOA Fawkes Standard Service Station Highway 20 Fort Dodge, Iowa Webster County DCI Case # 61-00355 February 16, 1961   William H. Freimuth, a 71-year-old Fort Dodge service station attendant, was shot in the back of the […]

Francis Rafferty

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Francis John Rafferty Homicide Francis J. Rafferty 58 YOA Dubuque, IA Dubuque County DCI Case # 64-00326 February 8, 1964     Dubuque County in Iowa   Dubuque in Dubuque County Francis John Rafferty — a 58-year-old millworker — died of asphyxiation after burglars entered his Dubuque, Iowa home Saturday night, Feb. 8, 1964, and […]

Elgin Strait

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Elgin Hobert Strait (Courtesy Ancestry.com) Elgin Hobert Strait Homicide Elgin H. Strait 80 YOA 1302 S. Hampshire Ave. Mason City, Iowa Cerro Gordo County Case # 77-00254 March 18, 1977   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On March 18, 1977, Elgin Hobert Strait, an 80-year-old widower who lived alone, was found shot to death […]

Dennis Moore

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Dennis P. Moore Homicide Dennis P. Moore 46 YOA 1535 7th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1992-26312 June 19, 1992   Dennis Moore, a 46-year-old homeless man living in Des Moines, was shot in the chest while sleeping in his car in […]

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 […]