Unidentified

On December 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified Persons The following list includes all unidentified persons found in Iowa. Some are known homicides, while the manner of death for others remains unknown. All are cold cases.   Unidentified White Male 18-39 YOA Des Moines, IA Polk County ME Case # 10-1398 January 1, 1924 Unknown Baby Boy 2-3 hours old Highway 30 […]

Unidentified White Male, Woodbury County 1971-73

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified White Male Remains found in Woodbury County, Iowa Description: White male, 33-53 years of age, approximately 5’6″ tall Details: Skeletonized remains found 08/30/88 in a roadside ditch 1/2 mile east of Correctionville, Iowa, in Woodbury County Cause of Death: Unknown Est. DOD: 1971-1973 On August 30, 1988, the skeletonized remains of a white male […]

Unidentified White Male, Winneshiek County 1985

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety Skull reconstruction pictures indicate what the individual may have looked like. The pictures show the clothing the victim was wearing at the time of death. Unidentified White Male STATUS: Unidentified AGE: Approx. 30 – 40 CASE NUMBER: Winneshiek County – 1986 NAMUS CASE NUMBER: 2620 SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: March […]

Unidentified White Male, Fremont County 1966

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified White Male, Fremont County, IA   Homicide Unidentified White Male Missouri River near mile marker 662.62 Rural Route B Fremont County, IA Case Number: 66-00724 May 26, 1966 On May 26, 1966, the body of a white male subject was found in the Missouri River near mile marker 662.62. The subject’s body was in […]

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines, 2-28-84

On February 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

(Courtesy photo: Special to the Register) This undated photo provided by the Downey family shows John Downey posing for a photo at the Leavenworth, Kan. U.S. Penitentiary. A new FBI technique for identifying bodies using low-quality fingerprints enabled authorities to identify human remains found in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1984, as those of Downey. Unidentified […]

Unidentified White Male, Sioux City, 3-24-86

On February 15, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified White Male   Woodbury County in Iowa   Sioux City in Woodbury County LOCATION WHERE FOUND: 200 Block of S. Lewis Blvd. near Highway 75 Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County DATE FOUND: March 25, 1986 ESTIMATED DATE OF DEATH: March 24, 1986 STATUS: Unidentified CASE NUMBER: OC-86-35 SEX: Male RACE: White AGE: 40-49 WEIGHT: […]

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines, Oct. 25, 2005

On December 10, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

‘John Doe’ Unidentified White Male — SOLVED Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines The man known for nine years only as “John Doe 2005” has been identified as Robert “Bryan” McMahon.   UPDATE Channel 13 Investigation Helps Close Cold Case From WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines, By Aaron Brilbeck November 12, 2014 Robert Bryan […]

Correctionville

On November 27, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Woodbury County in Iowa Correctionville in Woodbury County Cold Cases in Correctionville, Iowa   Homicide Leo Joseph Smith 56 YOA Correctionville, IA Woodbury County Case # 69-00525 April 10, 1969 Early Thursday, April 10, 1969, Iowa Highway Patrol officers found 56-year-old Leo Joseph Smith’s body at a rest area on Highway 20 thirty miles east […]

Fremont County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Fremont County, Iowa   Homicide: Unidentified White Male Missouri River near mile marker 662.62 Rural Route B Fremont County, IA Case Number: 66-00724 May 26, 1966 On May 26, 1966, the body of a white male subject was found in the Missouri River near mile marker 662.62. The subject’s body was in somewhat […]

Woodbury County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Woodbury County, Iowa   Please note: Some of these cases may fall under the jurisdiction of the Sioux City Police Department or other cities/townships within Woodbury County. They are listed here for cross-reference purposes because they are in Woodbury County. The cases are listed in chronological order. More information may be found […]