7 Days, 14 Anniversaries

On October 23, 2016, in Anniversaries, Double Homicides, Missing Persons, Rewards, by Jody Ewing

Cold case anniversaries are always tough. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s unsolved homicide, a birthday he or she would have celebrated, or even the date the body may have been found. The most important lesson I’ve learned in my years writing about cold cases is that it doesn’t matter […]

Wilma June Nissen

On January 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Wilma June Nissen Homicide Wilma June Nissen 23 YOA Rock Rapids, Iowa Lyon County, Iowa Case Number: 78-06487 October 4, 1978   UPDATE Suspect sought in 1978 cold case murder of Wilma Nissen Lyon County Chief Deputy Jerry Birkey announced May 2, 2016, a major development in the 38-year-old cold case of Wilma June Nissen, […]

Rock Rapids

On November 28, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Rock Rapids, Iowa     Homicide: Wilma June Nissen 23 YOA Rock Rapids, IA Lyon County, Iowa Case # 78-06487 October 4, 1978 On the morning of Oct. 4, 1978, a telephone company employee stumbled upon Wilma June Nissen’s body while laying cable near West Lyon School on Highway 182. Nissen’s body, […]

Lyon County

On November 17, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Cold Cases in Lyon County, Iowa   Homicide: Wilma June Nissen 23 YOA Lyon County, Iowa Case # 78-06487 October 4, 1978 On the morning of Oct. 4, 1978, a telephone company employee stumbled upon Wilma June Nissen’s body while laying cable near West Lyon School on Highway 182. Nissen’s body, which investigators believe was […]

Rewards

On October 16, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Rewards for Information Iowa cold cases where rewards have been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Contact information and details (including expiry dates) may be found by visiting the victim’s page. (Cases listed in chronological order.)   Melvin Gallagher 22 YOA Clark Super Station Waterloo, IA Black Hawk County January 3, 1959 […]

Law Enforcement Officials offer Rewards in Two Iowa Cold Cases

On February 17, 2009, in Rewards, by Jody Ewing

In the past week, officials from two separate Iowa counties offered rewards for information on two unsolved western Iowa homicides. On February 10, Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman announced a $5,000 reward in the case of 21-year-old Connie Ruddy, who disappeared from her Ida Grove home on Feb. 10, 1997, and whose jawbone was found […]