Iowa cold cases in the news, stories and tributes, and the WHO-TV  “Iowa Cold Case” series. The Channel 13/ICC series videos are most often embedded within a victim’s case summary page. Many other videos below link to YouTube.


The story behind an arrest in Iowa cold case: Mary Jayne Jones
3:04 | November 14, 2012
From KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
Robert Pilcher held on 1 Million Dollar Bond


Police look for mystery man in basement skeleton case: Mark Koster
2:20 | November 9, 2012
From KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines


Will new reward crack Iowa cold case?
1:55 | August 23, 2012
From KCCI Channel 8: FBI say solving Tammy Zywicki’s murder remains a priority.


Iowa Cold Case: Evelyn Miller, 7 years later
2:25 | July 1, 2012
KWWL TV Channel 7 reports on the 7-year anniversary of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller’s unsolved murder.


One Year Later: Dexter Meeks
2:58 | June 26, 2012
KCRG-TV Channel 9 reports on the one-year anniversary of Dexter Meek’s unsolved homicide.


Villisca Ax Murders, 100 Years Later
3:56 | June 10, 2012
KCRG TV-9 reports on the century-old crime that claimed 8 Iowans, including 6 children.


Villisca Ax Murder House Tour — 100th Anniversary
10:21 | June 10, 2012
KCRG TV-9 reports on the 100th anniversary of 8 Iowans slain in Villisca.


Breiton Ackerman: Father Talks About Son’s Disappearance
2:46 | May 21, 2012
Brad Ackerman talks to the Sioux City Journal about his missing son.


Iowa Cold Cases Land in Spotlight
2:46 | May 10, 2012
KWWL Channel 7 Waterloo reports on the number of Iowa cold cases landing in the spotlight after one man’s confession.


Man Confesses to 31-year-old Double Homicide
1:25 | May 10, 2012
From KCRG TV-9: Jack Pursel confesses to 1981 Waterloo double slaying of Robert and Goldie Huntbach.


Ashley Okland Murder Investigation
2:53 | April 2012
ABC5News reports on the one-year anniversary of West Des Moines real estate agent Ashley Okland’s murder.


Human Remains Found West of Mount Pleasant, IA
1:53 | March 19, 2012
KCRG TV-9 Cedar Rapids reports on the human remains found west of Mount Pleasant in March 2012.


Iowa Family Wants Closure In Son’s Murder Case
2:29 | January 27, 2012
KETV Channel 7 reports on the unsolved March 2007 murder of Bob Hatcher.


UNSOLVED MURDER: Family offers $25,000 reward for 2003 cold case
2:28 | November 3, 2011
From WHO-TV Channel 13 Des Moines


10 Years Later: Police and Family Continue Search for Crystal Arensdorf
3:26 | June 29, 2011

From KCRG-TV News Channel 9 in Cedar Rapids.


A Mother Talks About Her Daughter
9:57 | June 29, 2011

KCRG-TV’s full interview with Crystal Arensdorf’s mom, Barb Beam.


A Sister Talks About Her Sister
16:11 | June 29, 2011
KCRG-TV’s full interview with Crystal Arensdorf’s sister, Jen Puetsch.


Dexter Lashun Meeks Shot and Killed
2:21 | June 27, 2011
KCRG TV-9 Cedar Rapids report on the shooting death of Dexter “Big Ham” Meeks.


Aubrey Young Unsolved Murder — Three Years Cold
0:55 | June 15, 2011
KCRG-TV Channel 9 in Cedar Rapids reports on the third anniversary of Aubrey Young’s unsolved homicide.


Cold Case Arrest in Angela Hennes Murder Case
2:03 | June 8, 2011
Authorities announced they have charged Chad Michael Lee Welsh, 33, with Angela Hennes’ murder.


Parents Want Answers in 2-Year-Old Murder Case
2:30 | May 11, 2011
KCCI’s Angie Hunt reports on the two-year anniversary of Jared Parks’ unsolved murder.


Melisa Gregory and Steven Fisher
4:51 | May 6, 2011

Channel 13′s Aaron Brilbeck reports on the unsolved Copper Dollar Ranch double homicide.


America’s Missing: Johnny Gosch, 12
March 2, 2011
CNN’s Nancy Grace: America’s Missing features the case of missing Des Moines paperboy Johnny Gosch.


Jodi Huisentruit: Nancy Grace – America’s Missing
February 22, 2011
CNN’s Nancy Grace features the case of missing Mason City anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Cecil Gaddy
4:29 | February 4, 2011
Channel 13′s Aaron Brilbeck reports on the mystery – and the questions – that surround Cecil Gaddy’s death.


Bobbie Crawford: WHO-TV reportWHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Bobbi Crawford
4:19 | January 27, 2011
Roberta “Bobbi” Crawford was a fireball. The single mom raised her son, loved racquetball, skydiving, being a grandmother.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Kimberly Ratliff
3:01 | January 6, 2011
Parents have no answers after their daughter was killed 12 years ago.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Unidentified White Male
2:28 | December 9, 2010
An unidentified body found in 2005 in the Des Moines River leaves police baffled.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Thaddeus Mitchell
4:06 | December 2, 2010
Aaron Brilbeck reports on the Roaring 20s and the unsolved December 7, 1922 murder of Thaddeus Mitchell.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Marc James Warren Allen
3:44 | November 25, 2010
Aaron Brilbeck reports on the third Des Moines paperboy to go missing.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Hazel Reimann
3:27 | November 18, 2010
Eighty-seven-year-old Hazel Reimann broke six fingers trying to fight off her attacker.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Johnny Gosch
The Des Moines Paperboy’s 41st Birthday
6:30 | November 11, 2010
Aaron Brilbeck talks with Noreen Gosch about her son.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Unidentified White Male
3:16 | November 4, 2010
Officials hope to identify a man by his many tattoos. Aaron Brilbeck reports.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Marvin Brandland
4:19 | October 29, 2010
Cold Case: 28 Years After Trick or Treat Murder, Killer is Still Free


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Paul Knockel
3:53 | October 7, 2010
A man — and his car — vanish along Highway 151. More than two decades later, both are still missing.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: John Wayne Jeffery
3:25 | September 23, 2010
A Des Moines man is gunned down while sitting in his car in a parking lot of an east side bar. His family wants answers.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Maureen Brubaker Farley
4:30 | September 16, 2010
It’s been four decades since a young bride moved from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids and was later found in a wooded ravine.


KCRG-TV Ch. 9: Rodricus Echols Jones
2:10 | September 13, 2010
A fatal shooting in Waterloo is prompting people to speak out about what they call dangerous establishments.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Martha “Marty” Erickson
3:34 | September 9, 2010
She was a protected baby sister and one whom recovering drug addicts leaned on for help. Aaron Brilbeck reports.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Greg Howell
4:30 | September 2, 2010
No arrests and no suspects in the 2005 disappearance and suspected death of a Fort Dodge man.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Phil Terrell
3:53 | August 26, 2010
A family’s pain has lasted for years as the murder of their father remains unsolved.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Julie Bell Davis
3:03 | August 19, 2010
A 33-year-old wife and mother of two brutally slain inside the office building where she worked.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: “Big Earl” Hamilton
3:20 | August 5, 2010
14 years worth of unanswered questions in the death of a popular nightclub owner.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Earl Thelander
5:00 | July 29, 2010
Copper thieves claimed a good man’s life over less than $20 worth of metal stolen to sell for scrap.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Frank Goff
3:25 | July 22, 2010
A father of two is killed after walking through the door of his parents’ home. Was his own brother responsible?


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Lisa McCuddin
4:41 | July 15, 2010
A young mother of two is shot while riding in a vehicle headed toward a Fort Dodge motel.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Eugene Martin
5:26 | July 8, 2010
Two years after Johnny Gosch disappears, a second Des Moines paperboy disappears without a trace.


WHOtv Iowa Cold Case: Evelyn Miller
3:37 | July 1, 2010
The five-year anniversary of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller’s murder passes without an arrest.


Cold Cases: Gone But Not Forgotten, Part II
DNA Helps Uncover Cold Cases
4:08 | March 3, 2010
KCRG-TV 9, Cedar Rapids


Cold Cases: Gone But Not Forgotten, Part I
4:06 | March 2, 2010
A Visit with Iowa Cold Cases’ Ms. Bowers
KCRG-TV 9, Cedar Rapids


30 Years Later: Michelle Martinko Murder Still Unsolved
0:20 | December 20, 2009
KCRG-TV 9, Cedar Rapids
A report on the 30th anniversary of Michelle’s murder.


In Search of Kenny’s Killer
Kenny Joe Johnson
3:00 | September 15, 2009
Dubuque Telegraph Herald


Cedar Falls Police Taking Second Look at Cold Case
The Dennis Clougherty Unsolved Murder
0:30 | August 12, 2009
KCRG-TV Channel 9


Cold Case: Evelyn Miller
4:31 | July 22, 2009
Nancy Grace Producer Alexis Weed updates us on the 2005 murder case of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller


The Unsolved Evelyn Miller Murder Investigation:
4 Years Later

3:28 | July 1, 2009
KCRG-TV Channel 9, Cedar Rapids


Shooting Investigation: Dominique Mosby
2:02 | June 26, 2009
KCRG TV-9 Cedar Rapids reports on the shooting of 22-year-old Dominique Mosby.


Texas Slaying Victim From 1983 is Iowa Teen
0:28 | March 29, 2009
KCRG-TV Channel 9
Report on Bambi Lynn Dick


Benjamin Roseland — Missing from Clinton, IA
3:56 | October 24, 2008
A Plea from Ben’s Family
Courtesy YouTube


Channel 4 reports on the Iowa Cold Cases website
2:29 | June 9, 2008
KTIV-TV Channel 4, Sioux City
Founder adds own stepfather.


Remembering Earl Thelander
2:25 | May 10, 2008
KTIV-TV Channel 4 News, Sioux City
Family remembers father, grandfather.


Earl Thelander Family Offers Reward in Copper Theft Killing
2:50 | January 6, 2008
KTIV-TV News Channel 4, Sioux City
Case remains unsolved.


Copper Thieves Steal Lives — Before & After
Video Sent to Iowa Legislature in Support of HSB 660
3:32 | 2007
Compiled by Jody Ewing


Jodi Huisentruit
Unsolved Mysteries, Part I
Courtesy YouTube


Jodi Huisentruit
Unsolved Mysteries, Part II
Courtesy YouTube


Cold Case Victim’s Mom Has Renewed Hope
The Steven Fisher/Melisa Gregory Double Homicide
1:48 | January 20, 2007
KCCI-TV, Des Moines


“Villisca” on “Catherine Crier Live” on CourtTV
6:01 | November 21, 2006
Catherine Crier interviews “Villisca” director Kelly Rundle and historian Dr. Edgar Epperly.


Evelyn Miller — A Life too Short
A slideshow tribute by Evelyn’s paternal grandparents
Courtesy YouTube


Casey Frederiksen Speaks Out
The Evelyn Miller Murder Investigation
3:18 | September 15, 2005
KCRG-TV Channel 9, Cedar Rapids


MSNBC/CNN/CBS News/Mixed Media Clips
Is Jeff Gannon connected to missing paperboy Johnny Gosch?
13:25 | From 2005


Evelyn’s Birthday
Searching for a 5-year-old’s Killer
2:13 | August 22, 2005
KCRG-TV Channel 9, Cedar Rapids


The Search for Evelyn
A Floyd, IA, Girl is Missing
1:27 | July 3, 2005
KCRG-TV Channel 9, Cedar Rapids


The Story of Evelyn Miller
Courtesy YouTube
A tragic death.


Noreen Gosch Interview – Part 1 of 12
Noreen talks about her missing son, paperboy Johnny Gosch.
9:59 | Courtesy YouTube
More Noreen Gosch Interview videos here


Double Homicide: Robert & Goldie Huntbach, Waterloo, IA
1:06 | January 12, 1981
Original newscast by KCRG TV-9 reporting the Jan. 12, 1981 double murder of Robert Huntbach, 85, and his wife Goldie, 77.


Cold Case Endings
From the CBS Series “Cold Case”



One Response to Videos

  1. Judy Leonard says:

    Still hoping DNA could solve the George A Leonard case. My 90 year old mother in law and the entire family would still like closure to this senseless act.

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