David Morris

On May 6, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County David Morris Homicide David Morris 68 YOA Morris Foods 2550 Maury Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1973-12106 February 22, 1973   On Thursday evening, February 22, 1973, David “Dave” Morris, 68, was shot in the back of the head behind the meat […]

Emanuel Burgs and Celestina Payano

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Double Homicide Emanuel Burgs and Celestina Payano Emanuel Burgs Jr. II, 21 Celestina Gaynel Payano, 22 1831 Mondamin Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 2002-36527 September 12, 2002   Slayings Keep D.M. Police Stumped September 13, 2003 | DES MOINES REGISTER By Tara Deering Des Moines Register Staff Writer Polk County in Iowa […]

Jamedia Hines

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jamedia Hines Homicide Jamedia Hines 22 YOA 1700 Oakland Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1987-37149 September 5, 1987 Case Summary by Jody Ewing On Saturday, September 5, 1987, a 7-year-old boy playing hide-and-seek found a body lying in weeds behind an apartment building located at 1700 Oakland Avenue on Des Moines’ north […]

Warren Swanson

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Warren A. Swanson Homicide Warren A. Swanson 53 YOA 709 25th Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1984-37964 October 1, 1984 Case information provided by the Des Moines Police Department   Warren Swanson was murdered at 709 25th street in Des Moines on October […]

Jeffrey Deaver

On April 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Jeffrey Thomas Deaver Homicide Jeffrey Thomas Deaver 25 YOA 1132 5th Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1983-37472 October 15, 1983   Case information compiled by Jody Ewing Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Jeffrey Thomas Deaver — a 25-year-old orthopedic technician employed by Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des […]

Pennye Watson

On April 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Pennye Watson Homicide Pennye Watson 18 YOA 1054 21st St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1983-32787 September 10, 1983     Pennye Watson, an 18-year-old Des Moines Technical High School student, was strangled and dumped along a street curb in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 10, 1983. Polk County in Iowa […]

William Thomas

On April 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County William Thomas Homicide William Thomas 70 YOA 1213 Jefferson Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1979-35742 September 9, 1979     William Thomas, 70, was struck in the head in the early morning hours on Sunday, September 9, 1979, after leaving a local […]

Johnie Clinton

On April 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Polk County in Iowa   Des Moines in Polk County Johnie E. “John” Clinton Homicide Johnie E. “John” Clinton 68 YOA 1525 Walker Street Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1978-41681 Found: October 27, 1978 Estimated Date of Death: Oct. 18 – 20, 1978  Case information added by Jody Ewing Johnie E. “John” Clinton […]

Greg Nepstad

On April 4, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Polk County Assessor’s Office Greg Nepstad was killed in a fire that destroyed an apartment house once located on this now empty lot at 1128 6th Ave. in Des Moines. Greg Nepstad Homicide Greg Nepstad 1128 6th Ave. Des Moines, IA Case # 1975-34651 September 27, 1975   Greg Nepstad was killed in […]

Donald Hebert

On April 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Donald Ray Hebert Homicide Donald Ray Hebert 43 YOA 3115 SW McKinley Avenue Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1980-38313 September 8, 1980   Donald Ray Hebert, 43, was found dead in his 3115 SW McKinley Avenue home in Des Moines on Tuesday, September 9, 1980, after failing to show up for his job […]