Solved

On March 11, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

SOLVED / CLEARED 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 the criminal justice system. This […]

Justin Hook, Sarah Link and Tina Lade

On February 20, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Triple Homicide SOLVED Justin Alfred Hook, Jr., 20 Sarah Lee Link, 41 Tina Marie Lade, 19 Drakesville, IA (Davis County) Eldon, IA (Wapello County) Case # 84-01854 April 13, 1984 UPDATE: DNA Links Executed Convict to 1984 Triple Murder OTTUMWA, Iowa — In a news conference held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wapello County’s […]

Drakesville

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Drakesville, Iowa Triple Homicide – CLOSED Sarah Link, 41 YOA Justin Hook, 20 YOA Tina Lade, 19 YOA Drakesville, IA and Eldon, IA (Davis & Wapello Counties) Case # 84-01854 April 13 – 18, 1984 On Friday, April 13, 1984, the body of 20-year-old Justin Hook, Jr., was found outside near his burned-out […]

Eldon

On November 24, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Eldon, Iowa       Homicide: Helen Morrow 55 YOA Eldon, IA (Wapello County) August 12, 1980 Mrs. Helen Morrow was found lying on a bed in a first floor room of her fire-ravaged two-story home in Eldon, IA, on August 12, 1980. An autopsy report showed she died of smoke inhalation.   Triple […]

Wapello County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Wapello County, Iowa *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Wapello County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide James Lewis Chamberlain 41 YOA Beneath Wabash Railroad Trestle Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County […]

Homicides – 1980s

On October 12, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

The Cases – Homicides (1980 – 1989) 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 1980 – 1989, and are listed in chronological […]