Tag Archives: Unsolved Clinton County Iowa murders

The Irish Carpenter: Murder of William Martin 1885

Murder Victim William Martin 42-year-old Carpenter 1843-1885 Cause of Death: Bludgeoned Motive: Unknown Murder Scene and Date Mississippi River Clinton, Iowa Clinton County September 26, 1885 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written August 2017 Forty-two-year-old Irish-born carpenter William Martin kept busy … Continue reading

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Last Accounts: Murder of Henry Nurre 1890

Murder Victim Henry Nurre 76-year-old Mortgage Broker Retired Farmer 1814-1890 Cause of Death: Bludgeoned with Poker and Hammer Motive: Robbery Murder Scene and Date Nurre Farm Home 2 miles east of Brown’s Station Waterford Township Clinton County, Iowa March 11, … Continue reading

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When the Dogs Didn’t Bark: Murder of Robert M. Clary 1982

Murder Victim Robert M. Clary 48-year-old Pipefitter 1934-1982 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Love Triangle Murder Scene and Date 419 1/2 14th Avenue S. Clinton, Iowa Clinton County September 29, 1982 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written February 2012 Shortly after … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line: Murder of Arlene Adler 1967 Written by David Jindrich

Murder Victim Arlene Grace Adler 1928-1967 Cause of Death: Slashed with Knife Motive: Sexual Psychopathy Murder Scene and Date Last Seen Clinton, Iowa Body Found In Mississippi River Behind Agrico Plant Fulton, Illinois Whiteside County November 11, 1967 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By … Continue reading

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The Gruff Good Man: Murder of Ewald Bandixen 1974

Murder Victim Ewald Emil Bandixen, Jr. 70-year-old Service Station Owner 1904-1974 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Robbery Murder Scene and Date Bandixen Service Station U.S. Highway 67 Folletts, Iowa Clinton County October 28, 1974 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written February … Continue reading

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Outside the Welcome Inn: Murder of Judith Reed 1974

Murder Victim Judith I. Reed 1936-1974 Cause of Death: Beating Motive: Drunken Quarrel Murder Scene and Date Charlotte, Iowa Clinton County December 27, 1974 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written January 2012 On Thursday, December 26, 1974, 38-year-old Charlotte, Iowa, resident … Continue reading

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Shooting at “Ike’s Peak”: Murder of Edwin Jacobs 1972

Murder Victim Edwin Harry “Eddie” Jacobs 55-year-old Unemployed WWII Veteran 1916-1972 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Unknown Murder Scene and Date Ike’s Peak Izaak Walton League Clinton, Iowa Clinton County January 2, 1972 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written January 2012 … Continue reading

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Death Along the Lincoln Highway: Murders of Rosela and Homer Brownfield 1922

Murder Victims Rosela May “Rose” Brownfield 41-year-old Wayside Store Owner 1881-1922 Homer Francis Brownfield 43-year-old Veterinarian, Hog Farmer, & Wayside Store Owner 1879-1922 Cause of Deaths: Gunshots Motive: Robbery Murder Scene and Date Brownfield Store Low Moor Corner Lincoln Highway … Continue reading

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“Thick Veil of Mystery” On New Year’s Eve: Murder of C.H. Wessell 1891

Murder Victim Carster Henry “C.H.” Wessel 68-year-old Farmer 1823-1891 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Drunken Quarrel Murder Scene and Date Near Post Office Teeds Grove Clinton County January 1, 1891 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written December 2011 On Wednesday evening, … Continue reading

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Grifters and Cons: Murder of “Lucille Marvin” 1937

Murder Victim “Lucille Marvin” Conwoman, Thief ?-1937 Cause of Death: Strangled Motive: Concealing Criminal Activity Murder Scene and Date Lafayette Hotel, Third Floor Clinton, Iowa Clinton County October 9, 1937 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written April 2012 Nothing seemed amiss … Continue reading

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