7 Days, 14 Anniversaries

On October 23, 2016, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Missing Persons, Rewards, by Jody Ewing

Cold case anniversaries are always tough. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s unsolved homicide, a birthday he or she would have celebrated, or even the date the body may have been found. The most important lesson I’ve learned in my years writing about cold cases is that it doesn’t matter […]

Missed Moments

On October 18, 2011, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, by Jody Ewing

All were young. They should have been just getting settled into careers, raising children, discovering challenges and rewards that accompany adulthood. Instead, they all went missing under mysterious circumstances, leaving in the wake families still left wondering what happened to their loved ones. Richard Neil Forsyth was only 27 when he disappeared October 18, 1979. […]

Mason City

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Mason City, Iowa         Missing Person Dwane Roy Dreher Age at Report: 33 Missing From: Mason City, IA Case # 52274 Missing Since: November 7, 1955 U.S. Navy veteran Dwane Roy Dreher, 33, went missing after last being seen around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 1955, by his father […]

Cerro Gordo County

On November 6, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Cerro Gordo County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Missing Person Dwane Roy Dreher Age at Report: 33 […]

Rodney Olsen

On October 18, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rodney John Olsen Missing Person Name: Rodney John Olsen Age at Report: 32 DOB: October 1, 1954 Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Height: 6’0″ Weight: 210 lbs. Race: White Sex: Male Missing From: Mason City, IA Cerro Gordo County Investigating Agency: Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: 862302619 Incident Type: Endangered / Physical […]

Missing Persons

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Missing Persons Cases For so many — including Iowans — it is the book thousands of families have long wished someone would write. It doesn’t provide just hope, it offers clear and insightful methods for those who want to get involved in finding out what happened to a loved one who went missing long […]