News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

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

Brian Burns

On July 12, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Brian M. Burns (Courtesy KWWL) Brian M. Burns Missing Person Name: Brian M. Burns Age at Report: 55 Weight: 240 lbs. Height: 6’00” Race: White Hair: Gray Eyes: Green Sex: Male Incident Type: Disability — physical/mental Missing From: 1381 180th St. Manchester, Iowa Delaware County Missing Since: December 19, 2013   ifty-five-year-old Brian “Farmer” Burns […]

Rita Papakee

On June 7, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Rita Janelle Papakee Missing Person NAME: Rita Janelle Papakee AGE AT REPORT: 41 DOB: June 1, 1973 WEIGHT: 145 – 170 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’04” RACE: Native American HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown SEX: Female INCIDENT TYPE: Other adult missing MISSING FROM: Meskwaki Nation Tama, IA Tama County INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Meskwaki Nation Police Department CASE NUMBER: 15-001969 […]

Fredrick Workman

On February 15, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Fredrick James Workman Missing Person   NAME: Fredrick James Workman AKA: Fred Shields AGE AT REPORT: 15 DOB: May 4, 1998 SEX: Male RACE: White HAIR: Blond EYE COLOR: Blue HEIGHT: 5’3″ – 5’7″ WEIGHT: 126 – 145 lbs. MISSING FROM: Des Moines, IA POLK COUNTY CASE NUMBER: 13-0168 NAMUS MP NO: 25671 NCMEC NUMBER: […]

Steven Babka

On June 22, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Steven Babka (Courtesy NamUs) Steven Michael Babka Missing Person NAME: Steven Michael Babka AGE AT REPORT: 58 WEIGHT: 240 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’09” RACE: White HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue SEX: Male INCIDENT TYPE: Other adult missing MISSING FROM: Marengo, IA Iowa County INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Iowa County Sheriff CASE NUMBER: 12-48283 NAMUS MP NUMBER: 18206 REPORTED MISSING: […]


On January 30, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Scarville, Iowa       Missing Person Brian Richard Blachut Age at Report: 30 DOB: January 27, 1963 Height: 5’5″ Weight: 135 lbs. Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Missing From: Scarville, IA Winnebago County Missing Since: November 21, 1993 Brian Richard Blachut, 30, of Lake Mills, Iowa, disappeared after leaving the […]

Colleen Wright

On December 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa  Des Moines in Polk County Colleen K. Wright Missing Person Name: Colleen K. Wright Age at Report: 53 DOB: 8/11/1957 Weight: 200 lbs. Height: 5’06” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sex: Female Incident Type: Other adult missing Missing From: Des Moines, IA Polk County Case Number: 2011-25522 NamUs MP # 17250 Missing Since: […]

Bryan Howser

On March 17, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Bryan Ashley Howser Missing Person, Presumed Deceased Bryan Ashley Howser Age At Report: 33 DOB: March 17, 1968 Weight: 155 lbs. Height: 5’06” Race: White Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Sex: Male Incident Type: Disability – physical / mental Missing From: Des Moines, IA Missing Since: […]

Ronald Westwick

On January 8, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Ronald Eugene Westwick Missing Person NAME: Ronald Eugene Westwick AGE AT REPORT: 34 DOB: October 26, 1944 WEIGHT: 240 lbs. HEIGHT: 6’02” HAIR: Grey EYES: Brown INCIDENT TYPE: Mental/physical disability MISSING FROM: Ames, IA Story County NCIC NUMBER: M-200841490 MISSING SINCE: March 12, 1979     onald Eugene Westwick, 34, was reported missing to the […]

Dawn Allen

On July 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Dawn Marlene Allen Missing Person NAME: Dawn Marlene Allen AGE AT REPORT: 50 DOB: February 8, 1961 WEIGHT: 140 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’02” RACE: Caucasian HAIR: Brown, but was dyed blonde EYES: Blue SEX: Female INCIDENT TYPE: Endangered / physical CASE NUMBER: 11-4024 NAMUS MP NUMBER: 10760 MISSING FROM: Carroll, IA Carroll County MISSING SINCE: May […]