Click on a title below to read about defenseless victims, heartless killers, and unfathomable motives associated with historical Iowa unsolved murders from the early days of statehood up to the eve of the 20th century.
All the following articles were researched and written by Nancy Bowers between 2009 and the present, some with the assistance of David Jindrich. For many of the victims, these stories were the first preservation of the facts other than newspaper articles from the time of the murders.
This is the only legally authorized site for the research and articles — many never seen before. Check back soon; articles are added frequently.