Betty Swetnam

On December 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Sioux City Police Department Betty Swetnam, 74, suffered a brutal and violet death in this west-side Sioux City, Iowa home. The elderly woman operated a massage business out of her basement. Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Swetnam Homicide Betty J. Swetnam 73 YOA 1610 West 19th St. Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County December 31, 1993   Betty […]

Harland Shuey

On December 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Harland S. Shuey Homicide Harland S. Shuey 78 YOA 3310 E. 42nd Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 2001-1532 January 11, 2001   On Thursday, January 11, 2001, Harland S. Shuey, 78, was killed at 3310 E. 42nd Street in Des Moines. About Harland […]


On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Waukee, Iowa         Homicide Emma Lewis 80 YOA DCI Case Number: 76-00804 Waukee, IA (Dallas County) September 13, 1976 Emma Lewis, 80, was found dead in her Waukee, Iowa home on Monday night, September 13, 1976. She’d died from blows suffered during a severe beating. If you have any […]

Hazel Reimann

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Hazel Marie Reimann Homicide Hazel Marie Reimann 87 YOA 131 S.E. Watrous Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County September 2, 2008         Case Summary compiled by Aaron Brilbeck and Jody Ewing Fiercely independent, Hazel Reimann was an active senior who still mowed her own lawn and drove her own car. A former […]

Alonzo Beghtel

On October 19, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Alonzo Beghtel Homicide Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel 81 YOA West of Hwy 25 Guthrie Center, IA Guthrie County January 18, 1950     Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel, an 81-year-old retired farmer, was found beaten to death near his Guthrie Center, Iowa, home on Wednesday, January 18, 1950. A 200-foot trail of blood led Guthrie County officials to […]