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The Frozen Body: Murder of James Edgar “Ed” Knotts 1895

Murder Victim James Edgar “Ed” Knotts 23-year-old Farmer 1872-1895 Cause of Death: Bludgeoned Motive: Unknown Murder Scene and Date Charles R. McCuddin Home Elijah W. Knotts Farm Virginia Township Near New Virginia, Iowa Warren County January 23, 1895 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By … Continue reading

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In Memory

This page is dedicated to the memory of Ames Police Department Sergeant Howard Snider, who drowned on June 17, 2012 — Father’s Day – after bringing his young daughter to safety. There are no words for how I miss his … Continue reading

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  By Nancy Bowers Thank you for visiting Iowa Unsolved Murders: Historic Cases — a not-for-profit educational and historical website. This is a repository, a quiet library rather than a frenetic and inter-active forum for breaking news on recent or … Continue reading

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Double Identity: Murder of George Griswold 1905

Murder Victim George Ruggles Griswold 41-year-old Iowa Agent State Mutual Life Assurance Company 1864-1905 Cause of Death: Undetermined Motive: Business Quarrel Murder Scene and Date Conjunction of Des Moines & Raccoon rivers Des Moines, Iowa Polk County September 13, 1905 … 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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