Cold Case Endings from the CBS Series

On March 5, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Case Endings from the CBS Series “Cold Case” Yes, it was a fictitious series, though many of the crimes featured were based on real-life cases, including the murder of Emmett Till, the Columbine school shooting, and Philadelphia’s real life “Boy in the Box” case, which as of 2021 remains unsolved. These stories about cold […]

Marc Allen

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Marc James Warren Allen Missing Person NAME: Marc James Warren Allen AGE AT REPORT: 13 DOB: May 13, 1972 HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue WEIGHT: 85 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’00” CASE TYPE: Endangered Missing MISSING FROM: Des Moines, IA Polk County CASE NUMBER: 86-12999 NCIC NUMBER: M-190867573 NCMEC NUMBER: NCMC1053047 NAMUS MP NUMBER: 5790 MISSING SINCE: March […]

Erin Pospisil

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Erin Pospisil Erin Kay Pospisil Missing Person / Suspected Homicide NAME: Erin Kay Pospisil AGE AT REPORT: 15 YOA DOB: April 14, 1986 SEX: Female RACE: White WEIGHT: 130 lbs. HEIGHT: 5’03” HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown   CLASSIFICATION: Endangered/Missing MISSING FROM: Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County JURISDICTION: Local INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Cedar Rapids Police Department CASE […]


On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Videos Iowa cold cases in the news, stories and tributes, and the WHO-TV  “Iowa Cold Case” series. The Channel 13/ICC series videos are most often embedded within a victim’s case summary page. Many other videos below link to YouTube.   The story behind an arrest in Iowa cold case: Mary Jayne Jones 3:04 | November […]

Evelyn Miller Videos

On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Evelyn Miller Videos Five-year-old Evelyn Miller was reported missing in the early morning hours of July 1, 2005, from a Floyd, Iowa, apartment where she lived with her mother, Noel Miller, two brothers, and her mother’s fiancé, Casey Frederiksen. Five days after she went missing, a recreational kayaker found Evelyn’s body in the Cedar River about […]

Johnny Gosch Videos

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Johnny Gosch Videos News reports and interviews regarding the unsolved disappearance of Des Moines paperboy Johnny Gosch. Also See: The Johnny Gosch page on Iowa Cold Cases and Johnny Gosch Photos.   Who Took Johnny — The Full 2014 Documentary by Rumur Films Rumur Films, an independent studio based in Brooklyn, New York, produced a […]

Cold Case Thursdays on WHO-TV Channel 13

On July 23, 2010, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

All this month, WHO-TV Channel 13 in Des Moines has been profiling Iowa Cold Cases during July sweeps. The NBC affiliate’s Aaron Brilbeck crossed the state to interview victims’ family members as well as law enforcement officials who have dedicated countless hours in search of justice for victims and families alike. For those who may […]

Their Faces, Their Names

On December 11, 2008, in Media, by Jody Ewing

It’s been a while — a long while, in fact — since I’ve posted to the blog, but that doesn’t mean I’ve neglected my cold case work; I’ve merely neglected to post updates here as originally intended. In addition to research on many of these cases, I’ve been struggling to keep up with the vast […]

Please Support Iowa House Study Bill 660

On February 24, 2008, in Rewards, by Jody Ewing

This used to be a home. That was before copper thieves came in the night and cut propane lines and let it fill with gas to later explode with a man inside. That man was my stepfather, Earl Thelander. My grandparents used to live here. After my grandfather died, my folks purchased the rural home […]