Tag Archives: unsolved Sioux City murders

Sisters Act: Suspicious Deaths of Josephine Goodwin and Elizabeth Anthony 1925

Victims Josephine Goodwin 59-year-old Retired Cedar Rapids Police Matron 1866-1925 Elizabeth Anthony 55-year-old Unemployed Widow 1870-1925 Cause of Deaths: Gassed Motive: Love Triangle Death Scene and Date 1302 7th Street “East Bottoms” Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County July 10, 1925 … Continue reading

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Valentine Death: Murder of Catherine Decora 1965

Murder Victim Catherine Decora (Katherine DeKora) 1917-1965 Cause of Death: Beaten Motive: Drinking Party Gone Wrong Murder Scene and Date Kenneth Taylor Residence Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County February 14, 1965 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written June 2010 The Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Death at the Hardware Store: Murders of Harry Jones and William Laugeson 1925

Murder Victims Harry H. Jones 32-year-old Laborer Armour Packing Plant 1893-1925 William Laugeson 34-year-old Clerk C.A. Larson Hardware Store 1891-1925 Cause of Deaths: Gunshots Motive: Robbery Murder Scene and Date C.A. Larson Hardware Store 1102 4th Street Sioux City, Iowa … Continue reading

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“True Disciple of Pollyanna”: Murder of Thecla Gerken 1917

Murder Victim Thecla Merle Gerken 23-year-old School Teacher 1894-1917 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Romantic Obsession Murder Scene and Date Jones and 9th streets Sioux City, Iowa Woodbury County June 27, 1917 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written May 2012 During … Continue reading

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