Ruth Kingery-Pohlmeier

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Ruthie Anna Kingery-Pohlmeier Homicide Ruthie Kingery (aka Ruth Pohlmeier) 37 YOA 3839 E. 14th Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department Case # 04-14785 April 25, 2004 Case Summary by Jody Ewing Ruthie Kingery-Pohlmeier, 37, was found dead outside the AMF Des Moines Lanes bowling alley in the 3800 block […]

Rafael Robinson

On February 17, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy The Des Moines Register Rafael Robinson Rafael Robinson Homicide Rafael Robinson 926 Oakridge Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1996-32331 July 31, 1996 On July 31, 1996, Rafael Robinson was shot in the back multiple times outside a public housing complex at 926 Oakridge in Des Moines, Iowa. Gunshots from more than one […]

Darrell Lewis

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Darrell Romain Lewis, Sr. Homicide Darrell Romain Lewis, Sr. 39 YOA 2100 block Carpenter Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1995-58887 December 24, 1995   Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Darrell R. Lewis Sr., 39, was found shot to death in Des Moines, Iowa, around 12:40 a.m. on […]

William Talbert

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

William “Billy” Ralph Talbert, II Homicide William “Billy” Ralph Talbert, II 18 YOA 1400 21st Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1995-40323 September 3, 1995     William Ralph “Billy” Talbert II, of Des Moines, Iowa, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Des Moines early Sunday morning, September 3, 1995, as he stood […]

Leon Groves

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Leon E. Groves Homicide Leon E. Groves 40 YOA SE 18th & Scott Des Moines, IA Polk County Case Number: 1951-9296 December 22, 1951   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Leon Groves, a full-time Des Moines optician who worked part-time as a taxicab driver, was shot to death in his cab three days […]

Geralyn Kean

On February 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Geralyn “Gigi” Jean Kean Homicide Geralyn Jean Kean 17 YOA Case # 1975-26584 446 SE Hart St. Des Moines, IA Polk County July 29, 1975   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   On Tuesday, July 29, 1975, 17-year-old Geralyn Jean Kean’s nude and bullet-ridden body was found lying face down on a waterbed in […]

Donald Graspy

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Donald Eugene Graspy, Jr. Homicide Donald Eugene Graspy, Jr. 46 YOA 1104 Fremont St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 2003-27457 July 17, 2003   Donald Eugene Graspy, Jr., 46, was found dead in the garage of a vacant house at 1104 Fremont St. […]

Dennis Moore

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Katie Lou Vietnam veteran Dennis “Patrick” Moore is buried at the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Dennis “Patrick” Moore Homicide Dennis Patrick Moore 46 YOA 1535 7th St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1992-26312 June 19, 1992     Dennis “Patrick” Moore, a US Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, […]

Tommy McConkey

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Tommy Lee McConkey Homicide Tommy Lee McConkey 38 YOA 2929 E. University Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1975-30748 August 27, 1975 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Tommy Lee McConkey, 38 — a successful construction contractor from Altoona, Iowa — was shot in the head in a Des Moines parking lot at 2929 […]

John and Janet Taylor

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

John and Janet Taylor Double Homicide John Budd Taylor, 54 YOA Janet Faye Taylor, 52 YOA 2223 E. Maple Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1999-29020 August 3, 1999   Case summary by Jody Ewing   John and Janet Taylor — both in their 50s — were found dead in their burning home early […]