Lisa Vander Esch

On November 19, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy The Hawarden Independent In her 1981 “Senior Interview,” Lisa Vander Esch says her favorite saying is “Live one day at a time.” Lisa Ann Vander Esch Homicide Lisa Ann Vander Esch 19 YOA Ireton, Iowa Sioux County Tuesday, September 14, 1982 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Her favorite color: red. Favorite car: […]

Ireton

On October 12, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Ireton, Iowa       Unsolved Homicide Lisa Ann Vander Esch 19 YOA Ireton, Iowa Sioux County Tuesday, September 14, 1982 Lisa Vander Esch, 19, was killed by a bullet to the head on Tuesday, September 14, 1982, while playing with her 16-month-old son in her rural Ireton home’s back yard. Her […]

Norman Gant

On October 11, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Norman Carroll Gant Jr. Homicide Norman Carroll Gant Jr. 21 YOA 1800 block of Tremont Street Cedar Falls, Iowa Black Hawk County Sunday, June 1, 2014         Two years after Cedar Falls murder, family still asking for answers, KWWL.com, airdate June 8, 2016     Norman Carroll Gant Jr., 21, of Waterloo, […]

Weekend Anniversaries: Greg, Terri, “Kip,” Lyman, and George

On September 29, 2014, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

This weekend came to a close, as have many years past, with five Iowa families wondering what happened to loved ones. In cases that spanned more than five decades, family members still ask when answers will come and justice will be served for a Sioux City teen, a man who fought in World War II […]

Johnita Clemons

On June 15, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Johnita Larie Clemons Homicide Johnita Larie Clemons 34 YOA 1801 Francis Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 13-40014 December 24, 2013     Johnita Clemons, a 34-year-old mother of two, was shot and killed inside her Francis Avenue residence in Des Moines on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. […]

Leroy Gordon

On June 14, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Leroy “Boo” Gordon III Homicide Leroy Gordon III 21 YOA 2104 Forest Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case Number: 13-35261 November 7, 2013   Leroy “Boo” Gordon Jr. III, 21, was shot and killed outside a townhouse at 2104 Forest Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, November […]

Sidney

On January 29, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Sidney, Iowa         Homicide Rev. Kevin Lane Morse 44 YOA Missouri River Levee Nebraska City Bridge Sidney, IA Fremont County (jurisdiction) June 20, 2002 Kevin Lane Morse, a 44-year-old minister, was shot on Thursday, June 20, 2002, while fishing along the banks on the Missouri River in Fremont County, […]

Reginald Bryan

On October 17, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Reginald Renard Bryan Jr. Homicide Reginald R. Bryan Jr. 23 YOA Big Earl’s Gold Mine 4745 NW 2nd Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County (jurisdiction) April 28, 2013   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing     Reginald Renard Bryan Jr., 23, of Orange City, Florida, was shot and killed in the early morning hours […]

Charles Netherland

On July 29, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Charles William “Binx” Netherland SUSPICIOUS DEATH Charles William “Binx” Netherland 25 YOA 801 Mulberry Ave. Muscatine, IA Muscatine County Case Number: 2012-00096764 August 18, 2012   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Charles William “Binx” Netherland, 25, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head at 801 Mulberry Ave. in Muscatine, Iowa, on […]

Kevin Morse

On March 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Daniel Morse Rev. Kevin Lane Morse Rev. Kevin Lane Morse Homicide Rev. Kevin Lane Morse 44 YOA Missouri River Levee Nebraska City Bridge Fremont County, IA June 20, 2002   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Kevin Lane Morse, a 44-year-old minister, was shot on Thursday, June 20, 2002, while fishing along […]