Donald Preston

On December 22, 2020, in , by Jody Ewing

Donald E. Preston Homicide — SOLVED Donald Edward Preston 51 YOA Found in Farm Field Fort Dodge, IA Webster County December 26, 2016 Investigating Agency: Webster County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Made: Christopher Johnson charged with first-degree murder First Court Appearance: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 Johnson Takes Plea Deal: Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 Sentencing Date: March […]

Wendel Clark

On February 22, 2019, in , by Jody Ewing

Wendel Clark Homicide Wendel Clark 30 YOA 10 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest Fort Dodge, Iowa Webster County October 7, 2015   Wendel Clark, 30, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, of two gunshot wounds after being shot in the driver’s seat of his car about a block from his home. The […]

Sandra Vanderhoef

On February 25, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Sandra S. Vanderhoef Missing Person Name: Sandra S. Vanderhoef Nickname/Alias: Sandra Springer; Sandy Nelson Age at Report: 42 DOB: June 10, 1944 Weight: 210 lbs. Height: 5’07” Race: Native American Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Incident Type: Endangered / physical City: Fort Dodge County: Webster County Investigating Agency: Webster County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: 871341A NamUs MP […]

Douglas Nielsen

On February 3, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Humboldt County in Iowa   Humboldt in Humboldt County Douglas Alan Nielsen Homicide Douglas Alan Nielsen 17 YOA 1409 Elmhurst Ave. Humboldt, IA Humboldt County Case # 74-00512 October 18, 1974 Case summary by Jody Ewing In the early morning hours on Friday, October 18, 1974, Douglas A. Nielsen was shot and killed during a […]

Lisa McCuddin

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Lisa Ann McCuddin Homicide Lisa Ann McCuddin 23 YOA Near Holiday Inn Fort Dodge, IA Webster County October 2, 2004     Update Jennifer McCuddin, Lisa’s sister, has recently established a new Facebook page for Lisa. Please take a moment to visit Justice for Lisa McCuddin. Case Summary by Jody Ewing On October 2, 2004 […]

Angela Altman

On January 21, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Jessica Altman and the Fort Dodge Messenger Angela Altman with baby Jessica in 1976 Angela Marie Altman Homicide Angela Marie Altman 22 YOA 215 S. 7th Street Fort Dodge, IA Webster County DCI Case #81-00528 January 24, 1981           Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Four-year-old Jessica Marie Altman […]

Gregory Howell

On December 31, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Gregory John Howell Missing Person, Homicide Strongly Suspected Courtesy photo WHO-TV Channel 13, Des Moines Gregory Howell with his son. Howell went missing from Fort Dodge in January 2005, and homicide is suspected in his unsolved disappearance.   NAME: Gregory John Howell AGE AT REPORT: 44 DOB: October 4, 1960 RACE: White HEIGHT: 5’07” WEIGHT: […]

Bertha Mae Foy

On December 4, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Webster County in Iowa   Fort Dodge in Webster County Bertha Mae Foy Homicide Bertha Mae Foy 18 YOA Fort Dodge, IA Webster County August 9, 1987   Bertha Mae Foy was killed in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on August 9, 1987. The young mother left behind three small children, ages 3, 2, and a 9-month-old […]

Lisa McCuddin: A Week Full of Memories

On October 2, 2010, in Anniversaries, The Families, Young Women, by Jody Ewing

There’s no doubt this has got to be a very tough week for the McCuddin family. Six years ago today, 23-year-old Lisa Ann McCuddin — a young mother of two small children — was shot and killed while riding as a passenger in a vehicle on its way to a Fort Dodge, Iowa, motel. Add […]