Weekend Anniversaries: Greg, Terri, “Kip,” Lyman, and George

On September 29, 2014, in Anniversaries, by Jody Ewing

This weekend came to a close, as have many years past, with five Iowa families wondering what happened to loved ones. In cases that spanned more than five decades, family members still ask when answers will come and justice will be served for a Sioux City teen, a man who fought in World War II […]

Edward Uhlenhopp

On April 2, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Hardin County in Iowa   Ackley in Hardin County Edward R. Uhlenhopp Hit-and-Run Homicide Edward R. Uhlenhopp 85 YOA Butler St. and Fourth Ave. Ackley, IA Hardin County June 29, 2001   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Edward R. “Ed” Uhlenhopp, 85, was killed on Friday, June 29, 2001, when the Honda moped he […]

Thomas Myles Dougherty

On March 3, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Courtesy photo Sioux City Journal Thomas “Myles” Dougherty, a World War II combat vet, lost both hands in the war and wore prosthetic devices (metal hooks) on both arms. Thomas Myles Dougherty Missing Person NAME: Thomas Myles Dougherty AGE AT REPORT: 45 DOB: Sept. 29, 1915 SEX: Male RACE: White HAIR: Thinning, Graying-Brown EYE COLOR: […]

Edwin Jacobs

On January 29, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Clinton County in Iowa   Clinton in Clinton County Edwin Harry Jacobs Homicide Edwin Harry Jacobs 55 YOA Ike’s Peak Clinton, IA (jurisdiction) Clinton County January 2, 1972 Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Edwin Harry Jacobs, a 55-year-old veteran who served with the 1032 Signal Company during World War II, was shot to death […]

George Massouris

On January 20, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

George James Massouris Homicide George James Massouris 30 YOA Orchard Road near Highway 6 Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County November 18, 1950   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing George James Massouris, a 30-year-old Union Pacific Railroad carman who worked part-time as a taxicab driver, was found dead in a ditch on the old Orchard […]

Leo Smith

On February 24, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Woodbury County in Iowa   Correctionville in Woodbury County Leo Joseph Smith Homicide Leo Joseph Smith 56 YOA Correctionville, IA Woodbury County DCI Case # 69-00525 April 10, 1969   Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Early Thursday, April 10, 1969, Iowa Highway Patrol officers discovered the body of 56-year-old Leo Joseph Smith — a […]

Roscoe Harris

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Guthrie County in Iowa   Casey in Guthrie County Roscoe Donnel Harris Homicide Roscoe D. Harris 46 YOA Rural Route Casey, Iowa Guthrie County DCI Case # 63-00639 July 6, 1963     On July 6, 1963, 46-year-old Roscoe Donnel Harris was shot in the left chest with a single shot .22 caliber rifle. When […]

Don Jeys

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Caleb Donathan “Don” Jeys, Sr. Scott County in Iowa   Davenport in Scott County Homicide Don Jeys, Sr. 64 YOA 700 blk West 5th St. Davenport, IA Scott County February 18, 1972     Caleb Donathan “Don” Jeys, Sr., 64, was shot once in the head at close range with a .32- or .38-caliber handgun […]

Ross McConnell

On February 16, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Ross Reynold McConnell Homicide Ross Reynold McConnell 47 YOA 1604 Tichenor St. Des Moines, IA Polk County Case # 71-29236 Crime Date: June 26, 1971 Date of Death: July 7, 1971     Ross R. McConnell, 47, died July 7, 1971, of burns suffered at his home June 26 in a fire that investigators later […]

George Keller

On February 14, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

George Raymond Keller Homicide George Raymond Keller 61 YOA Rural Route 34 Woodburn, IA Clarke County Case Number: 81-05701 September 28, 1981   Case Summary by Jody Ewing George Raymond Keller, a 61-year-old World War II veteran, was found dead in his rural Clarke County, Iowa home in the early morning hours on Tuesday, September […]