News Archives 2016

On June 24, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in the News — 2016 Archives Current News | 2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives | 2014 Archives | 2013 Archives | 2012 Archives | 2011 Archives | 2010 Archives | 2009 Archives | 2008 and Earlier Archives GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED MURDERS An ongoing series, published […]

Solved

On March 11, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

SOLVED / CLOSED / CLEARED BY EXCEPTIONAL MEANS The cases listed below represent Iowa cold cases where arrests have been made since we first began tracking the state’s unsolved cases in December 2005. It includes cases where suspects have been convicted or acquitted, cases solved by exceptional means, and cases currently making their way through […]

Cora Okonski

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Tama News-Herald Cora Ann Okonski Cora Ann Okonski Homicide — SOLVED 17 Years After Okonski’s disappearance, her fiancé, Tait Purk, is charged, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder; Judge goes on to overturn jury’s verdict; Purk retried and found guilty of second-degree murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison.   VICTIM: Cora Ann […]

Tama

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Tama, Iowa           Homicide Name: Unknown Baby Boy Age: 2-3 hours old Hair: Blonde Weight: 8 pounds Crime Scene: Found along Highway 30 City: Tama, Iowa County: Tama County Date: June 11, 1952 Construction crew foreman V.C. Anderman of Hazelton, Iowa, found a box 350 feet east of the Raven […]