David Redowl

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

David Leon Redowl Sr. Homicide David Leon Redowl Sr. 27 YOA 610 West Third Street Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County April 26, 1997   At approximately 2:00 a.m. on April 26, 1997, 27-year-old David Redowl and his 24-year-old sister, Sonja, had a physical altercation in the back yard of their mother’s residence at 610 West […]

Lee Rotatori

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lee Gunsalus Rotatori Homicide Lee Gunsalus Rotatori 32 YOA Best Western Frontier Motor Lodge 2216 27th Avenue, Rm #106 Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County Case Number: F82-2558 June 25, 1982   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Council Bluffs Police officers were sent to investigate the death of a female at the Best Western […]

Linda Mayfield

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linda Mayfield Homicide Linda Mayfield 21 YOA 3320 West Broadway Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County Case Number: D82-0713 April 9, 1982     Pottawattamie County in Iowa   Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County   On April 9, 1982 at 2:18 a.m., officers were called to the Starlite Motel at 3320 West Broadway in Council Bluffs, […]

Martha Erickson

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Laurie Rhiner Martha “Marty” Erickson Martha “Marty” D. Erickson Homicide Martha “Marty” Diane Erickson 47 YOA DCI Case # 95-13479 Avon Lake Avon, IA Polk County November 21, 1995 Case Summary by Jody Ewing On Tuesday evening, November 21, 1995 — just over one day before Thanksgiving — Martha “Marty” Erickson, 47, was murdered […]

Mamie Sime

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Mamie Sime Homicide Mamie Sime 74 YOA Broad Street-extended Rolfe, IA Pocahontas County DCI Case # 81-01956 March 31, 1981   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 1981, a fire broke out in the home of Mamie Sime on the outskirts of Rolfe, Iowa. Firemen answered the […]

Julie Davis

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Julie Bell Davis Homicide Julie Bell Davis 33 YOA 613 E. 2nd Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1997-37722 August 28, 1997 Case summary by Jody Ewing On Thursday evening, August 28, 1997, Julie Davis, a 33-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa mother of two, was found brutally murdered inside Skyline Display’s satellite office on East […]

Charles Gearhart

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Linn County in Iowa   Cedar Rapids in Linn County Charles Rufus Gearhart Homicide Charles “Charlie” Rufus Gearhart 89 YOA 422 First Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County May 13, 1970   Charles Rufus Gearhart, an 89-year-old Rock Island Railroad retiree, was stabbed to death in his Cedar Rapids apartment on Wednesday, May 13, […]

Dennis Stastny

On January 28, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dennis L. Stastny Homicide Dennis L. Stastny 30 YOA 222 Tenth St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County August 9, 1977   Case summary by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, August 9, 1977, Mary White of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filed a missing persons report with the Cedar Rapids Police Department regarding the disappearance of her son, […]

Brian Schappert

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Brian Lee Schappert Homicide — CLOSED Brian Lee Schappert 22 YOA Kum & Go Convenience Store 2743 Mount Vernon Rd. SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa Linn County Case Number: 92-08179 September 8, 1989 UPDATE: Cold case murder of Cedar Rapids man 30 years ago closed by police Two men police believe killed 22-year-old Brian Schappert are […]