Susan Kersten

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Susan Pearl Kersten Homicide   ARREST MADE IN 20-YEAR-OLD HOMICIDE Suspect Enters Alford Plea         The Victim: Susan Pearl (Bollinger) Kersten 38 YOA Iowa City, Iowa Johnson County Case Number: 95-11388 September 24, 1995   LATEST UPDATES “A twisted form of justice” with Alford Plea Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 — Steven J. […]

Matt Pusateri

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Matthew Pusateri Homicide Matthew Pusateri 26 YOA 800 Block of Sixth St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County November 12, 1988   Case summary by Jody Ewing ab driver Matt Pusateri, 26, was shot in the head about 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 1988, while sitting in a Cedar Rapids parking lot. Pusateri, who worked for […]

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 n Tuesday evening, November 21, 1995 — just over one day before Thanksgiving — Martha “Marty” Erickson, 47, was murdered […]

Karen Christensen and Larry Wells

On January 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Double Homicide Karen Ann Christensen, 27 Larry Gordon Wells, 25 Near Coralville Reservoir Coralville, IA Johnson County August 26, 1975 Case summary by Jody Ewing n Labor Day, September 1, 1975, two young motorcyclists discovered the charred bodies of two persons inside a scorched pickup truck near the Coralville Reservoir in Johnson County, Iowa. The victims […]

Iowa City

On November 25, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Iowa City, Iowa         Patrolman Edward M. Leeney 32 YOA Iowa City Police Department Iowa City, IA Johnson County April 29, 1926 On April 29, 1926, Iowa City Motorcycle Officer Edward M. Leeney — married and a father of three young children — was killed in a streetcar collision […]

Johnson County

On November 14, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Johnson County, Iowa   Note: These are cold cases that exist in Johnson County, though many are under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are within Johnson County.   Patrolman Edward M. Leeney 32 YOA Iowa City Police Department Iowa City, IA Johnson County […]

Homicides – 1990s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1990 – 1999) BY ERA: Up through 1899 | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 – present | Missing Persons The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1990 – 1999, and are listed in chronological […]