On November 13, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Indianola, Iowa         There are currently no cold cases in Indianola of which we are aware. If you know of a case that should be included here, please contact us.

6-day-old’s “Slam Dunk” Murder Case Remains Open

On February 19, 2011, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette 6-day-old Shane Lass’s death came just shy of four years after that of his 10-day-old sister, Tamara Lynn Lass. Nineteen years ago today, new mother Teri Lass, 29, claimed her 6-day-old son, Shane Alex Lass, was kidnapped from her unlocked car outside the Norwalk, Iowa, post office while she went […]

Tamara Lass

On December 26, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Tamara Lynn Lass Undetermined Tamara Lynn Lass 10 days old Norwalk, IA Warren County March 1, 1988   Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Tuesday, March 1, 1988, Teri Lass of Norwalk, Iowa, claimed she found her 10-day-old infant daughter, Tamara Lynn Lass, unresponsive. The child was later pronounced dead. With no visible injuries, […]


On November 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Norwalk, Iowa         Homicide Janet LaFratte 35 YOA Norwalk, IA Warren County Case # 73-00272 June 20, 1973 On June 20, 1973, Janet LaFratte was reported missing by her husband at 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. her body was found floating in a farm pond behind the LaFratte home. […]