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Amber Marie Hayes

 

Muscatine — June 9, 1988

 

Amber Marie Hayes, 7 1/2-months-old, was reported missing by her mother, Mary Hayes, in the early morning hours of June 9, 1988. Four days later, parts of the infant’s body, a pink diaper bag and blanket were discovered in a remote area near Lake Odessa by two children riding all-terrain vehicles.

Hayes’ boyfriend Leslie Brockert was caring for the child when she was taken from the couples’ Muscatine home. Brockert told Hayes someone had taken the child but he did not know who. Hayes and Brockert argued, and Brockert was jailed as a material witness in the case. He was later charged with first-degree kidnapping but was found not-guilty during a jury trial on October 1988.

 

Agency:  City of Muscatine Police Department

Phone:  563-263-9922 Detective Mark Lawrence

Case Number:  88-02703

 

Retrieved from

http://www.muscatinejournal.com/article_94112312-1a57-11df-9bb8-001cc4c03286.html

 

http://www.iowacoldcases.com/

 

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Isidro Gomez, Muscatine County, Iowa

On the morning of December 17, 2007 Isidro told his girlfriend of 8 years and the mother of their two young children that he was leaving and would bring back breakfast.  When he didn’t return by that night Jessica knew something was terribly wrong and filed a missing persons report.  On May 6, 2008, mushroom hunters found Isidro’s body near Burlington Road west of Muscatine.  Isidro was a father and caring companion.  His children will grow up without their father and a killer or killers are still walking free in the area.  If you know anything that could possibly help this case, please contact Det. Mike Bailey (563)  264-0188 ex 115.

Agency: Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office

Phone Number (563) 263-6055

Case Number: 08-018648

Muscatine Journal, (05/07/2008), “Body is found near Muscatine”, Quad City Times

Press release by Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, (05/08/2008), “Body found near Muscatine identified”, Dispatch-Argus, Retrieved from http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=385879&query=Isidro%20Gomez

Quad-City Times Staff, (05/12/2009), “Funeral services set for victim”, Quad City Times, Retrieved from http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_product=NewsBank&p_theme=aggregated5&p_action=doc&p_docid=120B0E9B720EF100&p_docnum=2&p_queryname=3

Regennitter, Melissa, (05/09/2008), “Body found near Muscatine is identified”, Quad City Times

Regennitter, Melissa, (05/08/2008), “Body identified in Muscatine”, Quad-Cities Times, Retrieved from http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_2befceaa-2716-5c6d-abfa-25e9b0a698e3.html

 

Felicitas Terrill

 

Muscatine — April 14, 1986

On the morning of April 14, 1986, the body of Felicitas Terrill, 73, was found in her home at 314 Clinton St., Muscatine, with four gunshot wounds to the head. Police reported there were signs of an intruder. Terrill’s daughter, Sharon Renfro, tried to contact her mother and couldn’t reach her so she called police to do a welfare check. Police said that Terrill laid in her home for at least several hours before her body was found.

 

Agency:  City of Muscatine Police Department

Phone:  563-263-9922 Detective Mark Lawrence

Case Number 86-01868

 

Retrieved from

http://www.muscatinejournal.com/article_94112312-1a57-11df-9bb8-001cc4c03286.html

 

http://www.iowacoldcases.com/

 

Scott M. Tompkins

 

Muscatine — Nov. 29, 1995

 

Scott M. Tompkins, 23, was shot on Nov. 29, 1995, while he stopped to fix his windshield wipers at the intersection of Park Avenue and Harrison Street in Muscatine. Tompkins was found wounded at 9:43 p.m., only blocks from the Hardee’s restaurant where he worked as the assistant manager.  His car was found on Grand Avenue a block away from his body, and reports indicated a trail of blood led from the vehicle to where his body was found.

No one has been charged with Tompkins’ murder.

 

Agency:  City of Muscatine Police Department

Phone:  563-263-9922 Detective Mark Lawrence

Case Number:  95-13656

 

Retrieved from

http://www.muscatinejournal.com/article_94112312-1a57-11df-9bb8-001cc4c03286.html

 

http://www.iowacoldcases.com/

 

Gosch, Dave; (12/1/1995) “Gunfire kills Muscatine man” The Gazette (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City)

Corey Wieneke, West Liberty, Iowa

Eighteen years have passed since Corey Wieneke was found dead on the bedroom floor by his fiancé.  Corey was known for his quick laugh and a good sense of humor.  His friends described him as a good competitor  on the high school football field and his team went to the state semi-finals.    Corey managed the family tavern after high school.   People knew Corey as a friendly person that seemed to enjoy life.  Casey, Corey’s yellow lab, was home at the time of the crime.  Casey would have alerted Corey to a stranger arriving or approaching.  Corey had made plans for a future with his fiancé.  His family has had to live with the loss of a young man and not understand why he was killed.  All of this plus cope with the fact that his murderer has not been found.   The police interviewed 400 people.  Please if you know anything or think someone else might know something contact   Det. Mike Bailey 563.264.0188 extension 115.

Agency: Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office

Phone number (563) 263-6055

Case Number  92-08083

Sources

Associated Press (10/20/2002), “Search continues for suspect a decade later” Dispatch-Argus.   Retrieved from http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=132135

Tibbetts, Ed (10/151992) “Man’s death shocks town” Quad-City Times

Trappe, Christoph (08/19/2006), “JonBenet arrest fills East Iowans with new hope” The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA) Gazette. Retrieved from http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb

We have not forgotten. The cases stay open and our memories remain.