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Iowa Cold Cases on burner

by dhayes on July 28, 2015

  Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com On Aug. 23, 1992, Tammy Jo Zywicki set off for Grinnell College. A senior, she was looking forward to graduation. But she never made it back to Grinnell. She had left Evanston, Ill. earlier that day and was expected to arrive at the college town in central Iowa sometime that evening. […]

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Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s unsolved murders is a year-long collaborative effort by Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in Iowa’s history. Beginning today and in the weeks following, we’ll share information about many of the state’s 438 unsolved homicides. It is our hope that by sharing these stories […]

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Tammy Zywicki cold case investigation nears 23 years

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Investigator says the case is still a priority for police Stephen Gruber-Miller Iowa City Press-Citizen Twenty-three years after Tammy Jo Zywicki’s death, her mother is trying to stay optimistic that investigators will solve the case. “It’s been hard,” said JoAnn Zywicki. “It’s been really up and down, and it never really goes away.” The 21-year […]

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Woman crusades to publicize Iowa’s unsolved murders

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Jody Ewing’s passion for victim’s families, for justice led her to create Iowa Cold Cases Mike Kilen mkilen@dmreg.com She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders […]

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Cold Case Unit

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Jeff Reinitz Waterloo Courier In its three years in operation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Cold Case Unit brought to close two unsolved homicide cases dating as far back as the 1970s. The unit was shut down in 2011 after the federal grant that funded it ran out. But DCI officials said they continue […]

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Poweshiek County now on Iowa Alert system

July 28, 2015 Agriculture News

Residents can receive emergency messages on cell phones Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com Poweshiek County residents can now sign up for an emergency notification system that will come right to your cell phone or other electronic device via the Alert Iowa system. The Poweshiek County Emergency Notification System (PCENS) is now available at the Poweshiek County Emergency […]

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Grinnell man arrested for burglary

July 21, 2015 Brooklyn

Nathan also charged with assault after break-in Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com Grinnell police arrested a Grinnell man for burglary and assault on July 17 after a struggle. According to Dennis Reilly, Chief of Police, Grinnell officers responded at about 3:50 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress on Bailey Street in Grinnell on Friday, […]

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Sedlock arrested after hit-and-run accident

July 21, 2015 Brooklyn

Grinnell man charged with theft and OWI after incident Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com Grinnell police officers arrested a Grinnell man for a number of charges, including theft, after they responded to a report of a hit-and-run motor-vehicle crash on Friday, July 17. Jordan Sedlock, 25, Grinnell, was arrested for Driving While License Denied, Suspended or Revoked […]

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Montezuma graduate fatally shot at Coral Ridge Mall

June 16, 2015 Agriculture News

Andrea Farrington killed staffing Iowa Children’s Museum kiosk Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com J.O. Parker joparker@registermedia.com Jeff Charis-Carlson jcharisc@press-citizen.com A Montezuma High School graduate was the victim of a fatal shooting at the Coral Ridge Mall on Friday, June 12 at Coralville. Andrea Farrington, 20, a 2012 graduate of Montezuma High School, was staffing the Iowa Children’s […]

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Andrea remembered as always ‘smiling’

June 16, 2015 Agriculture News

She always had a ‘bright personality’ and loved children J.O. Parker joparker@registermedia.com Jeff Charis-Carlson jcharisc@press-citizen.com Family and friends cherish the memory of Andrea Farrington as someone who always left them with a smile. “Every memory has left me with a small smile on my face and a sigh,” said Marge Hall, a retired Montezuma High […]

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