September 7, 1925 – 1992

On September 7, 2017, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

Today marks four cold case anniversaries, dating from Sept. 7, 1925 to Sept. 7, 1992 … nearly seven decades … but families are still awaiting answers. All four victims could have changed countless lives had their own not been so abruptly cut short. Myrtle Underwood Cook, 51, sat near a window in her Vinton, Iowa, […]

Kenneth Gallmeyer

On March 8, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home Carl Kenneth “Kenny” Gallmeyer Carl Kenneth Gallmeyer Homicide — SOLVED Carl Kenneth “Ken” Gallmeyer 70 YOA 1091 240th Street Nashua, IA Chickasaw County Est. Date of Death: Sept. 25–26, 2012 Investigating Agency: Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office Body Found: Oct. 4, 2012 Arrest Made: January 2022 Defendant: Randy Lee Patrie     […]

Shell Rock

On November 21, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Shell Rock, IA         Homicide: Julie Ann Benning 18 YOA Disappeared from Waverly, IA (Bremer County) Body found in Shell Rock, IA (Butler County) Case # 76-00382 November 28, 1975 Julie Ann Benning, 18, disappeared from Waverly, IA, the day after Thanksgiving on November 28, 1975. A Butler County […]

Butler County

On October 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Butler County, Iowa   *Please Note: The cases listed below are within Butler 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: Julie Ann Benning 18 YOA Disappeared from Waverly, IA […]

Remembering Julie Ann Benning

On November 29, 2009, in Anniversaries, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

She was bright, beautiful, spunky and ambitious, and always eager to get out and meet people and make things happen. She had a zany laugh and quick smile, designed and sewed her own dresses, loved live music and the weekly Top 100 Countdown. She also was an avid reader — Nancy Drew mysteries were a […]