Medora

On June 10, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Medora, IA     Homicide John Hossack 59 YOA Squaw Township Warren County, IA December 2, 1900 On a moonlit Saturday night, December 1, 1900, prosperous Warren County, Iowa farmer John Hossack was murdered in his bed by two blows of an ax to his head. Four days later, Hossack’s wife of […]

John Hossack

On June 10, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

 Courtesy photo “Midnight Assassin” by Patricia L. Bryan and Thomas Wolf The John Hossack family in 1892, Medora, Iowa, Warren County. From L to R: Will, Johnnie, Jimmie, John Hossack, Cassie, Ivan, Margaret Hossack, May, Louie and Anna. John Hossack Homicide John Hossack 59 YOA Squaw Township Medora, IA Warren County December 2, 1900 Right around […]

Janet LaFratte

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Warren County in Iowa   Norwalk in Warren County Janet A. LaFratte Homicide Janet LaFratte 35 YOA Norwalk, Iowa Warren County (jurisdiction) DCI Case # 73-00272 June 20, 1973   Janet LaFratte, 35, was reported missing to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, June 20, 1973. LaFratte’s husband, Frank LaFratte, placed the call at […]

Karla Hartkemeyer

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Karla Jean Hartkemeyer Homicide Karla Jean Hartkemeyer 35 YOA DCI Case # 96-03059 Resided in Des Moines, IA Went Missing: October 27, 1995 Body found in rural Warren County on March 12, 1996 Date of Death: October 27, 1995   Karla Jean Hartkemeyer, 35, of Des Moines, Iowa, was last seen on Friday, October 27, 1995. On November […]

Phil Terrell

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Phil Terrell Homicide Philip G. Terrell 42 YOA Residence: Des Moines, IA Body found in Warren County March 2, 1994 Date Disappeared: December 24, 1993     August 26, 2010 report | WHOTV.com By Aaron Brilbeck and Iowa Cold Cases   On Christmas Eve, 1993, Phil Terrell went for a walk near his home on […]

Arlys Ponce

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Carol Robbins Arlys Ponce Arlys Darlene Ponce Homicide Arlys Darlene Ponce 42 YOA DCI Case # 97-10958 Norwalk, Iowa Warren County October 8, 1997   Arlys Ponce — a 42-year-old mother of three — was found dead on the floor of her Norwalk, Iowa home on October 8, 1997. Ponce’s son had arrived […]

Warren County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Warren County, IA *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Warren 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 John Hossack 59 YOA Squaw Township Warren County, IA December 2, 1900 On […]