With relatively little violent crime to speak of, Cedar Rapids nonetheless has its share of unsolved murder mysteries!

Consider these five most intriguing cold cases from our own neighborhood compiled from Iowa Cold Cases. This organization helps keep these cases open by using the resources of citizens like you offering tips and new information, and the police and journalists who investigate and report on developments.

  • 1

    James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher

    James Allan "Jim Bob" Booher is a resident of Marion who was last seen alive on May, 31 of 2014. He was reported missing on June 3, 2014. His disappearance was considered "involuntary and suspicious" by Marion police and is classified as a presumed homicide. Read Booher's full story here.

  • 2

    Matthew John Owen

    Matthew John Owen was found dead on the kitchen floor of his home in Cedar Rapids on January 18, 2013. His death is classified as a homicide. Read Owen's full story here.

  • 3

    Dexter Lashun “Big Ham” Meeks

    Dexter Lashun “Big Ham” Meeks was a Cedar Rapids resident who shot outside his home in the early morning hours on June 26, 2011. His death is classified as a homicide. You can read more on Meek's story here.

  • 4

    Catherine “Cathy” Ann Stickley

    Catherine Ann (Boyle) Stickley was a Cedar Rapids cab driver who was stabbed on April 29, 2011. The suspect then stole the 54-year-old’s cab fare money. Stickley was found lying face down in a pool of blood next to her taxi. Officers and medical personnel tried to revive her, but she died at the scene of stab wounds to the head and neck. Her death is classified as a homicide. Read more on Stickley's story here.

  • 5

    Dominique Mosby

    Dominique Mosby was a twenty-two-year-old Cedar Rapids resident who killed on June 26, 2009. Mosby was outside on an apartment deck playing dice for money with a group of men when he was shot in the head. His death is classified as a homicide. Read more on Mosby's story here.