September 7, 1925 – 1992

On September 7, 2017, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Today marks four cold case anniversaries, dating from Sept. 7, 1925 to Sept. 7, 1992 … nearly seven decades … but families are still awaiting answers. All four victims could have changed countless lives had their own not been so abruptly cut short. Myrtle Underwood Cook, 51, sat near a window in her Vinton, Iowa, […]

Scott Perez

On April 1, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Scott Allan Perez Sr. Homicide Scott Allan Perez Sr. 44 YOA 4000 block of Crocker Street and 40th Place Des Moines, IA Polk County May 26, 2016     From the Des Moines Police Department 5/27/2016 – Homicide at 40th and Crocker On 26 May 2016, at approximately 10:57 pm, the Des Moines Police Department […]

Dennis Strable

On February 24, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis Dean Strable Homicide Dennis Strable 59 YOA 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard Des Moines, IA Polk County July 24, 2016   ennis Dean Strable, 59, was shot and killed at approximately 4:33 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, while riding his bicycle near 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard in Des Moines while on his way […]

Lacona

On December 15, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unsolved Murders in Lacona, Iowa         Homicide Shirley Dene Carter 68 YOA 132 Perry St. Lacona, IA Marion County June 19, 2015 Shirley Carter, a 68-year-old grandmother, suffered two gunshot wounds to her back on Friday, June 19, 2015, inside her rural Lacona home in Marion County. Her husband, Bill Carter, has […]

Shirley Carter

On December 15, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Shirley Dene Carter Homicide   Shirley Dene Carter 68 YOA 132 Perry Street Lacona, Iowa Marion County (jurisdiction) June 19, 2015     NOTE: Although Shirley Carter’s murder has not yet been classified as a cold case, we are including the information here because her husband, Bill Carter, would like to keep the unsolved murder […]

Thecla Gerken

On December 10, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Sioux City Journal Thecla M. Gerken Thecla Gerken Homicide Thecla M. Gerken 23 YOA Corner of Ninth & Jones streets Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County June 27, 1917   Information Courtesy the Sioux City Journal, the Dyersville Commercial, and a compendium of newspaper clippings researched and written by Tom Larson. The story, in brief:  […]

Shawn North

On November 22, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Shawn Michael North Homicide Shawn Michael North 30 YOA at time of crime 45 YOA at time of death 1200 block of Doreen Ave. Waterloo, Iowa Black Hawk County Date of Crime: May 21, 2001 Date of Death: August 30, 2016       COLD CASE: Sisters remember Waterloo man who died 15 years after […]

Terry Page

On October 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Des Moines County in Iowa  Burlington in Des Moines County Terry Lee Page Homicide Terry Lee Page 36 YOA 1205 Franklin Street Burlington, IA Des Moines County Investigating Agency: Burlington Police Department June 25, 2013 erry Lee Page, 36, of Burlington, Iowa, was shot and killed outside his 1205 Franklin Street residence on the edge of North […]

Justin Dollen

On September 12, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Justin Montravious Dollen Homicide Justin Montravious Dollen 27 YOA Porsches Theater of Arts 1850 W. Airline Highway Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County August 30, 2015   ustin Montravious Dollen, 27, was shot early Sunday morning, Aug. 30, 2015 outside the Porsches Theater of Arts located at 1850 W. Airline Highway in Waterloo, Iowa. Authorities said […]

Neal Townsend

On June 2, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Neal Robert Townsend Homicide Neal Robert Townsend Age: 29 Lifelong Anamosa, Iowa, resident (Jones County) Died at Alola Apartments Lava Hot Springs, Idaho Bannock County, Idaho Investigating Agency: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office End of Watch: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1975   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Note: Though Neal Townsend died in Lava Hot Springs, […]