Denelius Nesby

On January 22, 2018, in , by Jody Ewing

Denelius Nesby Homicide Denelius “House” Nesby 55 YOA 700 block of Logan Avenue Waterloo, Iowa Black Hawk County Sunday, January 22, 2017   Denelius Nesby, 55, was shot multiple times in a Waterloo, Iowa, parking lot on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Officers were called to the 700 block of Logan Avenue for a report of […]

Brenda Dailey

On August 15, 2017, in , by Jody Ewing

Brenda Ann Dailey Homicide Brenda Dailey 53 YOA 702 Monona Street Mapleton, Iowa Monona County Monday, August 24, 2015   Brenda Dailey, 53, was badly beaten in her Mapleton, Iowa, home on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, and then allegedly pushed down her basement stairs. According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Iowa Department […]

Lacona

On December 15, 2016, in , by Jody Ewing

Unsolved Murders in Lacona, Iowa         Homicide Shirley Dene Carter 68 YOA 132 Perry St. Lacona, IA Marion County June 19, 2015 Shirley Carter, a 68-year-old grandmother, suffered two gunshot wounds to her back on Friday, June 19, 2015, inside her rural Lacona home in Marion County. Her husband, Bill Carter, has […]

7 Days, 14 Anniversaries

On October 23, 2016, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Missing Persons, Rewards, by Jody Ewing

Cold case anniversaries are always tough. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s unsolved homicide, a birthday he or she would have celebrated, or even the date the body may have been found. The most important lesson I’ve learned in my years writing about cold cases is that it doesn’t matter […]

A Partnership in Crime

On July 31, 2015, in Events, Media, News, by Jody Ewing

In Casablanca, Rick says to Louie, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This week, I’m grateful to see the beginnings of a beautiful partnership that first took root in April and produced its first blooms Sunday. The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) have partnered for a new weekly project […]

Danville

On June 9, 2015, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Danville, Iowa         Homicide Mary Bernice Lange 37 YOA Burlington, IA (Des Moines County) Case # 70-01291 December 17, 1970 Mary Bernice Lange — engaged in a bitter divorce with her husband Marvin — was found dead nine miles west of Burlington on December 17, 1970. The 37-year-old mother […]

Wanda Morrow

On January 23, 2014, in , by Jody Ewing

Wanda Jean Morrow Homicide Wanda Jean Morrow 14 YOA From Cedar Rapids, IA Found Dead: Mt. Lemmon in Pima County, Arizona, September 6, 1976 Est. Date of Death: late August 1976 Recorded Date of Death: Sept. 6, 1976 NOTE: While this cold case currently falls under the Pima County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction in Arizona, the […]

Webster City

On March 5, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Webster City, Iowa         Homicide Barbara Kay Brim 53 YOA Rural farm home Webster City, IA Hamilton County (jurisdiction) April 25, 2001 On Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2001, Barbara Kay Brim, 53, was shot in her rural Hamilton County, Iowa home. Brim’s husband, Larry Brim, told officials he found his wife […]

Story County

On November 13, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Story County *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Story County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.   Homicide Henry William Chavis 55 YOA Highway 69 Ames, IA Story County (jurisdiction) November […]