A Partnership in Crime

On July 31, 2015, in Events, Media, News, by Jody Ewing

In Casablanca, Rick says to Louie, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This week, I’m grateful to see the beginnings of a beautiful partnership that first took root in April and produced its first blooms Sunday. The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) have partnered for a new weekly project […]

Jamar Magett

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jamar K. Magett Homicide Jamar K. Magett 19 YOA 1400 block of Fifth Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County May 10, 1999   Jamar Magett, 19, of Chicago, Ill., was shot in the forehead and chest while standing in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on May 10, 1999. […]

Denise Fraley

On January 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Denise Ordene Fraley Missing Person – Presumed Homicide Name: Denise Ordene (Stark) Fraley Age at Report: 30 YOA DOB: April 4, 1952 Weight: 115 lbs. Height: 5’04” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Incident Type: Endangered Missing / Involuntary disappearance Missing From: 107 24th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County Investigating Agencies: Iowa Division […]

Sandra Jo Pittman

On December 15, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Sandra Jo Pittman Homicide — Solved Sandra Jo Pittman 17 YOA Highway 30 Rest Area Clarence, IA Cedar County September 17, 1980 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing     NOTE: Cedar Rapids Gazette reporter RICK SMITH did an incredible job reporting on Sandra Jo Pittman’s murder and Dean Ray Tumey’s two murder trials. Links […]