Eight Birthdays Gone: Ruth Kingery-Pohlmeier

On August 1, 2011, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

Ruth “Ruthie” Kingery-Pohlmeier has already missed eight birthdays: the first one on August 1, 2004, and the eighth one today, August 1, 2011 — the day she would have turned 45 years old. The last birthday she’d celebrated was her 37th, and there would be no more. On Sunday evening, April 25, 2004, her body was […]

Ruth Kingery-Pohlmeier

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Ruthie Anna Kingery-Pohlmeier Homicide Ruthie Kingery (aka Ruth Pohlmeier) 37 YOA 3839 E. 14th Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case # 04-14785 April 25, 2004 Case Summary by Jody Ewing uthie Kingery-Pohlmeier, 37, was found dead outside the AMF Des Moines Lanes bowling alley in the 3800 block of East […]

Polk County

On October 19, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Polk County, Iowa Note: These are cold cases that exist in Polk County, though many are under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Police Department or other cities/townships within Polk County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Polk County.   Homicide Officer George William Mattern 27 YOA […]

Des Moines

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Des Moines, Iowa       Note: Individual pages and case summaries for many of these victims are currently being compiled. If you have any information or photos you’d be willing to share, please email us or send via our Contact form. You may also contact the Des Moines Police Department at […]

Rewards

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information Iowa cold cases where rewards have been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Contact information and details (including expiry dates) may be found by visiting the victim’s page. (Cases listed in chronological order.)   Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 […]

Homicides 2000 – Present

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (2000 – present) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from the year 2000 to the present, and are […]

Ruth Kingery-Pohlmeier: Can a Family Find Justice a Second Time?

On April 25, 2010, in Anniversaries, Rewards, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

Ruth Ann Kingery-Pohlmeier had an abundant smile and zest for life, always looking to find the good in all who crossed paths with her. Her trusting heart may have been what led to her death. On Sunday evening, April 25, 2004, her body was found wrapped in a blanket next to the AMF Des Moines Lanes […]