News Archives 2019

On May 29, 2020, in , by Jody Ewing

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Kaiden Estling

On December 20, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Kaiden Estling Hit-and-Run Homicide — SOLVED Kaiden Estling 14 YOA Highway 150 near 118th St. From: Maynard, Iowa Killed Near: Fayette, Iowa Fayette County June 28, 2018 Investigating Agency: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office   UPDATE: Arrest Made Friday, June 26 FAYETTE COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) — Nearly 2 years to the day that a teen was […]

James Remakel

On December 19, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

James M. Remakel Homicide — SOLVED VERDICT — GUILTY of Second-Degree Murder   James Michael Remakel 59 YOA 606 South Riverview Street Bellevue, Iowa Jackson County Body Found: December 25, 2016 ARREST MADE: May 18, 2018 VERDICT: Drew A. Mangler found guilty of second-degree murder by Jackson County jurors on Feb. 13, 2019   UPDATE: […]

Robert and Goldie Huntbach

On June 30, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Robert and Goldie Huntbach Homicide — SOLVED Robert Huntbach, 85 Goldie Huntbach, 77 311 W. 10th St. Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County Crime Date: January 12, 1981 Arrest Date: May 9, 2012 Conviction Date: June 7, 2012     From ABCNews.com: Jack Pursel confesses to double-murder three decades after crime | Airdate: May 10, 2012 […]

Nathan Messer and Seth Anderson

On January 28, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Nathan Messer and Seth Anderson Double Homicide   SOLVED   Nathan David Messer, 20 Seth Anderson, 22 11612 140th Street Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County March 5, 2006   UPDATE On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, Wapello County jurors found Christopher Yenger guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nathan Messer and Seth Anderson. Investigators said […]

Willis Hughes

On February 18, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Willis James Hughes Former Missing Person SOLVED Willis James Hughes Age at Report: 45 Date of Birth: Sept. 25, 1968 Weight: 320 lbs. Height: 6’04” Race: Black Hair: Bald Eyes: Brown Sex: Male Incident Type: Endangered / physical Disappeared from Davenport, IA on Dec. 21, 2013 Body Found in Mississippi River: April 29, 2014   UPDATE Willis […]

Bonnie Callahan

On February 9, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Trish Hall (victim’s granddaughter) Bonnie Jean Callahan Bonnie Jean Callahan Homicide — SOLVED Bonnie Jean Callahan 73 YOA 111 S. Second St., Apt. 10 Mississippi Terrace Keokuk, IA Lee County Case #: 04SME155 June 15, 2004   UPDATE — Man Arrested, Charged in Cold Case In a press release dated Tuesday, May 5, […]

Tony Canfield

On August 23, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Dana Canfield Tony “T-Bone” Canfield Tony Ray “T-Bone” Canfield Homicide SOLVED Tony Ray Canfield 52 YOA 1401 George St. Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County Federal Case Number: 16-4009 Killed: Sunday, May 1, 2011 Solved: June 10, 2016   UPDATE – Three Men Sentenced On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, Devery Hibbler, 26, of Dumas, […]

Brandyn Preston

On April 4, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Brandyn Preston Homicide — SOLVED Brandyn Preston 19 YOA 1101 10th Ave. Fort Dodge, IA Webster County Date of Crime: May 8, 2011 Date of Death: January 22, 2012    Case Summary by Jody Ewing UPDATE On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, a Webster County jury found Derrick McElroy guilty of first-degree murder in Brandyn Preston’s death. […]

Holly Durben

On February 25, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Holly Rae Durben Homicide — SOLVED   Holly Rae Durben 29 YOA 2492 Highway 59 Shenandoah, Iowa Fremont County July 18, 2009   Holly Durben’s Case Featured on Oxygen Network The Oxygen Crime News network featured Holly’s case June 6, 2020, in an episode titled “A Shot in the Dark.” The episode (Season 2, Episode […]