Thecla Gerken

On December 10, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Sioux City Journal Thecla M. Gerken Thecla Gerken Homicide Thecla M. Gerken 23 YOA Corner of Ninth & Jones streets Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County June 27, 1917   Information Courtesy the Sioux City Journal, the Dyersville Commercial, and a compendium of newspaper clippings researched and written by Tom Larson. The story, in brief:  […]

Fairfield

On December 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Fairfield, Iowa       Homicide Douglas James “D.J.” Shondel II 21 YOA 1000 N. 16th St. Fairfield, Iowa Jefferson County March 11, 2001 Douglas “D.J.” Shondel II, 21, of Fairfield, Iowa, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 after sustaining a broken neck and head trauma injuries under suspicious circumstances. His pregnant girlfriend, […]

5 Lost Birthdays

On October 4, 2016, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

We all love celebrating birthdays, especially (these days) on Facebook. We send all sorts of good wishes, emojis of birthday cakes and big “Happy Birthday!” images, and tell our friends and loved ones we wish them another great or exciting or successful next year. When I last updated the ICC homepage, I couldn’t help but […]

Terry Page

On October 4, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Des Moines County in Iowa  Burlington in Des Moines County Terry Lee Page Homicide Terry Lee Page 36 YOA 1205 Franklin Street Burlington, IA Des Moines County Investigating Agency: Burlington Police Department June 25, 2013 erry Lee Page, 36, of Burlington, Iowa, was shot and killed outside his 1205 Franklin Street residence on the edge of North […]

Robert Ruby

On September 18, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Robert Lee Ruby Undetermined Robert Lee Ruby 54 YOA Bidwell Coal Mine Blakesburg, Iowa Wapello County January 11, 1936   Case information provided by Mr. Ruby’s great-granddaughter, Linda Jones       Wapello County in Iowa  Blakesburg in Wapello County obert Ruby, a 54-year-old Blakesburg miner, fell 87 feet to his death on Saturday, January 11, 1936, […]

Anna Wiese

On August 25, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Anna “Annie” Wiese Homicide NAME: Anna “Annie” Wiese AGE: 20 CITY: Green Mountain in Vienna Township (now located in Marion Township) COUNTY: Marshall County DATE OF DEATH: August 26, 1893   round 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 1893, someone brutally attacked Anna “Annie” Wiese, 20, of Vienna Township in Marshall County, Iowa, as she walked home on […]

Keara Coshow

On July 10, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Keara Lee Coshow Homicide Name: Keara Lee Coshow Age: 3 years, 10 months Crime Location: Hill Top Motel 1303 Summit St. Red Oak, Iowa Montgomery County Case #: 79-07361 Date of Death: July 12, 1979 Cause of Death: Neurogenic shock / burns to entire body   Case Summary credits: Janet Franson, Sandra Coshow, Bernadette Coshow, Jody […]

Evelyn Resh

On June 19, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Montgomery County in Iowa  Red Oak in Montgomery County Evelyn Resh Homicide Evelyn Resh 87 YOA 400 E. Coolbaugh St. Red Oak, Iowa Montgomery County September 16, 1997 velyn Resh, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997 after someone deliberately set fire to the Red Oak apartment house where she lived alone. Her death is one from a […]

Helping Catch Bad Guys

On June 10, 2016, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

 Ron Novak’s unsolved 1983 murder was one  of more than 50 cases featured by the Iowa  Newspaper Association and participating  newspapers across the state. The past, present, and future are inexorably linked, and nowhere has that been more clear than in the last year during our partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and its […]

News Archives 2015

On March 27, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

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