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Cortez J Harrison

  From the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier- Waterloo teen dies after apparent shooting in alley WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A teenager in Waterloo has died after showing up at a hospital with a gunshot wound, police said Tuesday. Police were called to a neighborhood Monday night where residents reported hearing gunshots and seeing someone on…

Norman Carroll Gant Jr.

Two years after Cedar Falls murder, family still asking for answers, KWWL.com, airdate June 8, 2016 Norman Carroll Gant Jr., 21, of Waterloo, Iowa, was shot in the 1800 block of Tremont Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Police Chief Jeff Olson said police were dispatched to the area at 1:36…

Dennis Dwaine Washburn

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Dennis Dwaine Washburn — a 69-year-old United States Navy and Vietnam War veteran who didn’t have a vehicle and walked with the assistance of a walker — was found unconscious with head injuries near Longfellow Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa, on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Washburn sustained blunt force…

Lyric R. Cook & Elizabeth Collins

Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers announced on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, a new $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Case Summary / Timeline compiled by Jody Ewing Lyric R. Cook, 10, and her cousin, Elizabeth Collins, 8, were reported missing to the Evansdale Police Department in Evansdale, Iowa, on Friday, July 13, 2012. The…

Randy Scott Dawson

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Randall “Randy” Scott Dawson, 52, was shot multiple times at his Waterloo home on Christmas Eve, 2014. Waterloo police said officers and paramedics responded to a shooting at 302 East 10th Street at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, after a neighbor reported what sounded like five or six…

Justin Montravious Dollen

Justin Montravious Dollen, 27, was shot early Sunday morning, Aug. 30, 2015 outside the Porsches Theater of Arts located at 1850 W. Airline Highway in Waterloo, Iowa. Authorities said the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and that Dollen sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was transferred to Iowa City from an area hospital and died…

Shantorio Vashawn Evans

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Sunday morning, December 2, 2012, Shantorio Vashawn Evans, 22, was a passenger in a westbound minivan traveling in the 1600 block of Broadway Street in Waterloo when a second vehicle pulled up alongside the van and opened fire, hitting Evans multiple times. Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in…

Denelius Nesby

Denelius Nesby, 55, was shot multiple times in a Waterloo, Iowa, parking lot on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Officers were called to the 700 block of Logan Avenue for a report of gunfire around 5:05 a.m. Sunday, and found Nesby on the ground near a car parked in the lot to the south of Greer…

Mikaela Jordan Bond Hill

Mikaela Bond Hill, a 22-year-old mother of three young children, was shot early on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in her Waterloo home. Police said someone fired into the bedroom window of Mikaela Bond Hill’s rented Hope Avenue home in the early morning hours of June 3. Bond’s boyfriend and her three children were in the…

Becky Simpson Lawless

Becky Simpson Lawless Hit-and-Run Homicide Becky Simpson Lawless 59 YOA Washington St. and W. Mullan Ave. Waterloo, IA (jurisdiction) Black Hawk County April 9, 2012 Becky Simpson Lawless, 59, of Waterloo, was apparently walking home from a tavern in the early morning hours on Monday, April 9, 2012, when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver…

Martavious Taveros Johnson

Martavious Taveros “Tay Tay” Johnson, a 17-year-old former football player for East High School in Waterloo, was shot in the back on Thursday, January 5, 2012, after cracking a joke. According to a Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article dated January 7, 2012, Johnson and his sister went to the 500 block of Sumner Street on Waterloo’s east…

Rodricus Keith Echols (Jones)

Case Summary by Jody Ewing The disturbance call came first. About 2:12 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, Waterloo Police officers received a call about a disturbance in the parking lot of Broadway Liquor and were on their way to the scene when another call came in to dispatchers; the second call reported gunshots fired in…

John Marvin Parham, Jr.

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing using excerpts from the WCF Courier and Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers John Marvin Parham, Jr., 58, sat on the front steps of his 413 Ricker Street home in Waterloo with 27-year-old Terence Terril Dixon when someone walked up and began shooting about 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Black Hawk County in Iowa…

Taveros “Dino” DeShaun Galloway

Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Taveros “Dino” DeShaun Galloway, a 29-year-old father of four, was driving his GMC Yukon in the 500 block of Courtland Street in Waterloo at about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, when someone opened fire on the truck. The sport utility vehicle continued on for about two more blocks…

L.C. Matlock

Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County On July 5, 2004, Josephine Matlock watched her 37-year-old brother L.C. Matlock walk across the Mullan Avenue Bridge in Waterloo, Iowa, and disappear into the distance. L.C. was never seen nor heard from again. At the time, Matlock was dressed…

Terence Dwayne Currington

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Terence Dwayne Currington, 20, was shot about six blocks from his Waterloo, Iowa home on Thursday night, August 7, 2003, after stopping his car to talk to friends. Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Currington, who lived at 1019 Adams Street, had stopped in the middle…

Alonzo Nakia Quinn and Rhiannon Marie Olsen (9 mos. pregnant)

On Friday, January 3, 2003, Waterloo police discovered the bodies of Alonzo Nakia Quinn, 27, and Rhiannon Marie Olsen, 22, inside Quinn’s home at 1001 Hartman Avenue in Waterloo. Olsen was nine months pregnant with Quinn’s child. Both Quinn and Olsen had been shot to death. Olsen’s unborn child, a boy who was to be…

Martavious “Tay” DeShaun Robinson and Calvin Maurice Rash

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Saturday, September 21, 2002, Martavious “Tay” DeShaun Robinson, 20, of Waterloo, and Calvin Maurice Rash, 29, of Chicago, were shot as they left the home of an acquaintance at 408 Thompson Ave. in Waterloo. Rash died that same evening. Robinson died the following Tuesday, September 24, at Allen Hospital….

Shawn Michael North

COLD CASE: Sisters remember Waterloo man who died 15 years after shooting Video Player 00:00 02:37 Story by KWWL.com’s Lauren Moss — Airdate: Sept. 4, 2017.   Shawn Michael North, 30, was shot in the 1200 block of Doreen Avenue in Waterloo around 1:35 a.m. on May 21, 2001. The shooting left Shawn a paraplegic,…

Ruben Lara, Jr.

Ruben Lara Jr., a 40-year-old construction worker who lived at 3450 Ellington St. in Waterloo, was killed in a hit-and-run homicide early Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2000, while walking along Highway 218 south of Shaulis Road. Officials estimated Lara had been hit sometime around 2 a.m. According to a Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article dated…

Angela Renee Buck

Case Summary by Jody Ewing On Friday, August 11, 1995, two men hunting for turtles discovered a body in a ditch near a creek on North Pilot Grove Road in Black Hawk County, Iowa. The body — clad in a greenish halter top, jean shorts and muddy white socks but no shoes — lay just below…

Richard Neil Forsyth

Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Richard N. Forsyth, 41, was reported missing to the Waterloo Police Department on January 13, 1994. Forsyth first disappeared around the same time another Waterloo man, 22-year-old Steven Kirchhoff, vanished January 24, 1978. One report stated Forsyth was last seen leaving…

Jacob J. “Jake” Biretz

Jacob “Jake” Biretz, an 87-year-old retired mechanic, was found dead in his apartment at a Waterloo retirement home on Friday, December 10, 1993. The following day, Waterloo police said they were investigating the death as a homicide. An autopsy — performed in Des Moines by Deputy State Medical Examiner Francis Garrity — concluded that Biretz,…

Gladys Dorothy Held

Gladys D. Held, an 83-year-old retired personal secretary, was beaten and strangled at a Waterloo senior citizens home around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 1993. Held resided alone in a third-floor apartment at the Walnut Court Retirement Community complex at 315 Walnut Street. A senior home companion became concerned when Held didn’t show up…

Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek

Information provided by Brice Lippert, Waterloo Police Department Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Dariusz “Darek” Szczeponek, a 25-year-old University of Northern Iowa student, was shot to death Wednesday night, September 29, 1993, at Annie’s Launderette on 819 Sycamore St. in Waterloo, Iowa, during an apparent robbery attempt. Szczeponek, a young Polish…

Diane Burge Courbat

Information Provided by Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers Diane Courbat, 34, was shot in the head in the early morning hours on Tuesday, August 3, 1993. Two Waterloo police officers on routine patrol found Courbat lying in the northwest parking lot of the Cedar River Exchange Park about 2:30 a.m. Courbat, who resided at 538 Montero Drive,…

Cartha “Jack” Pearson

Cartha “Jack” Pearson, 26, of 714 South View Drive in Waterloo, Iowa, was found dead in his car Thursday, July 29, 1993, from bullet wounds to his stomach and chest, and Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers is asking witnesses in the decades-old unsolved murder to come forward with any known information about the case. A Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article…

Daniel John Andersen

The Gazette, Jan. 27, 1992 Four-year-old Daniel J. Andersen was reported missing to the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office in Waterloo, Iowa, on January 25, 1992. The toddler was last seen wearing blue snow-pants and a blue jacket near Finchford, Iowa, about five miles north of Cedar Falls. At the time of his disappearance, he…

Joyce Ann Jefferson

Joyce Ann Jefferson, a 23-year-old mother of three young children, was reported missing from Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1983. Her badly decomposed body was found early Saturday, Oct. 8, 1983, in a grassy ditch in the 1700 block of Black Hawk Road in southwest Waterloo. Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk…

Viola Marie Findley

Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing   Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Viola Marie Findley, a 28-year-old mother of three, left Waterloo, Iowa with a friend in the summer of 1983 to pay a visit to Ms. Findley’s family in Florida. Findley’s young children remained in Iowa, and in early September,…

Willie Ann Rucker

Case Summary by Jody Ewing Willie Ann Rucker would never know what became of her two daughters or her son; nor do they know whatever became of her. Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County On April 8, 1979, Willie Ann Rucker called her sister from a grocery store after working late and…

Mattie Lou Zabel

Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing Mattie Lou Zabel, a 45-year-old teacher’s aide who worked at River Hills School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, was reported missing to the Cedar Falls Police Department on March 21, 1978. Black Hawk County in Iowa Cedar Falls in Black County Zabel was last seen by her family on March 21, 1978, in…

Steven Dick Kirchhoff

UPDATE Steven Kirchhoff’s family has established a new Facebook page for him with hopes of gathering information that might lead to his recovery and justice for both Steven and his family. Visit Steven’s Facebook page here. Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Steven Kirchhoff, 22, was last…

Dennis Michael Clougherty

Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing On Monday, August 12, 1974, sometime between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and midnight, someone shot 23-year-old Dennis Clougherty five times in the chest and left his body along Union Road, south of First Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A passing motorist discovered the body early the following morning about…

Fredrick Dewayne Webber

Case information provided by Waterloo Police Investigator Brice Lippert and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Fredrick “Dewayne” Webber, a 33-year-old passenger in a sport utility vehicle, died after being struck by gunfire around 3:55 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, in Waterloo, Iowa. An autopsy was scheduled for July 17, 2017. Black Hawk County in IowaWaterloo…

Micalla Rettinger

Case Summary Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Micalla A. Rettinger, a 25-year-old former star UNI softball player, was driving south on Highway 218 near the Brinker Lake and Cedar River bridges in Waterloo when a single bullet pierced through her driver’s side window and hit her in the neck early…

Gregory Kent Walker Jr.

Gregory Kent Walker Jr., a 33-year-old father of four and lifelong Waterloo resident, was shot during an attempted robbery in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at a Waterloo home. Relatives said he was supposed to travel to Des Moines to referee a basketball game that day. Paramedics with Waterloo Fire Rescue…

Marquavion Deshawn Brown

Marquavion D. Brown, 19, was shot to death in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, while sitting in a car with a friend. Black Hawk County in Iowa Waterloo in Black Hawk County Also injured in the shooting was 21-year-old Quintorey Farshawn D’Quan Kemp, who, along with Brown, was transported to UnityPoint-Allen Hospital, where…

Alex Michael Bullerman

Alex Michael Bullerman, 18, of Waterloo, Iowa, was shot in the College Hill commercial district adjacent to the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls early on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Black Hawk County in IowaCedar Falls in Black County Officers were called to the 2300 block of Olive street about 12:45 a.m. after…

Jake A. Wilson

UPDATE On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, recreational kayakers discovered human remains in and around the Wolf Creek waterway near where 16-year-old autistic teen Jake Wilson went missing. La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher told reporters it could take a couple of weeks to get DNA testing results, but said, “With what we have found, it’s consistent…