Linked by Lost Lives: Eugene Martin, Dennis Clougherty and Helen Morrow

On August 12, 2013, in Anniversaries, Missing Persons, The Families, by Jody Ewing

Dennis Clougherty. Helen Morrow. Eugene Martin. Three victims, three lives gone, and one shared date families can’t forget: August 12. Twenty-three-year-old Dennis Clougherty was a Vietnam vet preparing to start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Helen Morrow, 55, surely never imagined her fate when offering employment to a hired hand. And Eugene Martin, only […]

Annamarie Rittman

On April 28, 2013, in , by Jody Ewing

Annamarie Rittman Hit-and-Run Homicide Annamarie Rittman 46 YOA Lowe’s Parking Lot Altoona, IA Polk County December 27, 2005   nnamarie Rittman, a 46-year-old employee at the Lowe’s Store in Altoona, Iowa, was struck down by a pickup that swerved into her on December 27, 2005. The mother of three was walking through the store’s parking lot […]

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes

On July 14, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

COLD CASES: Death of stepfather drives woman to profile Iowa’s unsolved crimes Story by Aaron Brilbeck WHOtv Staff Writer 8:50 AM CDT, July 30, 2010 Original Air Date: July 29, 2010   Onawa, IA – For Jody Ewing of Onawa, near Sioux City, this is her calling. Remembering the forgotten. Profiling cold, unsolved cases throughout […]

Darleen Fitchett

On April 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Ellen (Boyd) Montoya Darleen May (Boyd) Fitchett Darleen Fitchett Homicide Darleen May (Boyd) Fitchett AGE AT REPORT: 28 DOB: March 29, 1931 608 East Pleasant View Drive Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 60-1563 Missing/Date of Death: January 19, 1960 Legally Declared Dead   Case Summary by Jody Ewing arleen May Fitchett […]

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines, 2-28-84

On February 19, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Unidentified White Male, Des Moines UPDATE — Homicide Victim Identified After 33 Years Name: John Clifton Downey, 39 On Feb. 28, 1984, the decomposing remains of a white male were found beneath some brush along a Des Moines trail near East 24th Street and Scott Avenue on the city’s east side. The man, presumed to […]

The WHO-TV Iowa Cold Case Series: Enough? Or Barely Scratched the Surface?

On February 19, 2011, in Media, News, The Families, by Jody Ewing

I can’t begin to tell you how enjoyable it has been working with Channel 13′s Aaron Brilbeck over the past 7-1/2 months and witnessing the dedication he’s brought to telling the stories behind many Iowa cold cases. To regularly interview family members who’ve lost loved ones to violent crime can be a daunting job. It […]

Marc Allen

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Marc James Warren Allen Missing Person 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 29, […]

Frank Goff

On February 2, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Frank Goff Homicide Earl “Frank” Goff 36 YOA 612 SE Jackson Ave. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1977-35047 Date of Crime: September 23, 1977 Date of Death: September 24, 1977 By Aaron Brilbeck July 22, 2010 | WHO-TV Channel 13 Des Moines DES MOINES — Roxanne Beck was just entering her teen years 33 […]

Maureen Farley

On January 30, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Maureen Brubaker Farley Homicide Maureen Ann Brubaker Farley 17 YOA Ely Road SW Cedar Rapids, IA Linn County Approx. Date of Death: September 21, 1971   By Jody Ewing n Friday, September 24, 1971, two young boys out hunting discovered a woman’s body atop the trunk lid of an abandoned car in a wooded ravine […]

Julie Davis

On January 29, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Julie Bell Davis Homicide Julie Bell Davis 33 YOA 613 E. 2nd Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 1997-37722 August 28, 1997 Case summary by Jody Ewing n Thursday evening, August 28, 1997, Julie Davis, a 33-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa mother of two, was found brutally murdered inside Skyline Display’s satellite office on East […]