Tag Archives: Kate Slifer

The White-Spotted Woman: Suspicious Death of Kate Slifer 1903

Victim Kate Poleen Slifer 21 year-old Farm Wife 1882-1903 Death Scene and Date Henry and Amanda Slifer Farm Melrose Township Grundy County, Iowa December 19, 1903 Cause of Death: Chloroform __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written May 2014 Kate Rodd and … Continue reading

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Early 20th Century through WWI: Iowa Unsolved Murders 1900-1917

  Click on a title below to read about defenseless victims, heartless killers, and unfathomable motives associated with historical Iowa unsolved murders from 1900 through WWI. All the following articles were researched and written by Nancy Bowers between 2009 and … Continue reading

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Note in the Stocking: Murder of Kate Slifer 1903

Murder Victim Kate Poleen Rodd Slifer 1882-1903 Murder Scene and Date Montrose Township Whitten, Iowa Hardin County December 19, 1903 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers July 2012 The story had all the ingredients of a Gothic novel. A beautiful young bride … Continue reading

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