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Bullied and Bantered: Unresolved Murder of Jesse Wilkerson 1869

Murder Victim Jesse Skinner Wilkerson 38-year-old Farmer Civil War Veteran 1831-1869 Cause of Death: Kicked Motive: Bullying Murder Scene and Date Cummings Saloon Hamburg, Iowa Fremont County Attacked December 9, 1869 Died December 12, 1869 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written … Continue reading

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Lynch Law: Murder of Reuben Proctor 1877

Murder Victim Reuben B. “Rube” Proctor 26-year-old Farmer 1851-1877 Cause of Death: Hanging Motive: Vigilante Justice Murder Scene and Date Schonburg Community Belmont Township Near Milo, Iowa Warren County November 14, 1877 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written March 2016 It … Continue reading

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The Brave Girl: Murder of Augusta Kading 1877

Murder Victim Augusta Kading 19-year-old Farm Girl 1858-1877 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Home Invasion Murder Scene and Date Belmont Township Near Milo, Iowa Warren County Shot October 31, 1877 Died November 16, 1877 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written March … Continue reading

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Death by Politics: Unresolved Murder of Silas McCart 1860

Murder Victim Silas McCart 35-year-old Farmer 1825-1860 Cause of Death: Stabbed Motive: Political Disagreement Murder Scene and Date John A. Mix Home Batavia, Iowa Jefferson County October 26, 1860 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written August 2015 Few aspects of American … Continue reading

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The Burning Shack: Murder of Martin Cummins 1925

Murder Victim Martin Cummins Middle-Aged Bachelor Cause of Death: Undetermined, Set on Fire Motive: Robbery Murder Scene and Date Cummins Shack West Side of Meriden, Iowa Cherokee County January 18, 1925 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written August 2015 At 7:30 … Continue reading

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  Long ago in Iowa, a man walked through shadowy woods and stopped. Was he going somewhere or was he coming back? Was something unspeakable about to happen to him? Or was he contemplating a horrific act? Was he searching … Continue reading

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The Murders

To read about defenseless victims, heartless killers, and unfathomable motives associated with historical Iowa unsolved murders, click on the complete list of cases or on an historic period below. All articles in each time span were researched and written by … Continue reading

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