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Family Annihilator: Robert Dreesman killed 6 family members, then killed himself

John Ubbe Dreesman, 79
Agnes Dreesman, 74
Marilyn Chuang, 48
Jason Chuang, 12
Jennifer Chuang, 11
Joshua Chuang, 8

Find-A-Grave: John Ubbe Dreesman
Find-A-Grave: Agnes Alexa Brown Dreesman
Find-A-Grave: Marilyn Dreesman Chuang
Find-A-Grave: Jason Matthew Chuang
Find-A-Grave: Jennifer Angela Chuang
Find-A-Grave: Joshua Alexander Chuang
Jealousy may have driven Iowa man to kill six relatives and himself
Police find family killed at home in Iowa
7 in Algona family shot to death
Family violence leaves 7 dead in Iowa (part 1)
Killed (part 2)
Authorities Say Loner Accused of Killing Family May Have Felt Neglected
Iowa murder-suicide still puzzling authorities
Autopsies on Iowa victims show 4 were shot in head
The reclusive son of a prominent Algona family shot…
Murderpedia: Robert J. Dreesman
Find-A-Grave: Robert J. Dreesman

Irwin Family Massacre 1946: William C. Irwin killed his wife, mother and 2 sons, saying God ordered him to do it

Edith Irwin, 38
Mary Alice Irwin, 64
John Irwin, 8
Henry Irwin, 5

Find-A-Grave: Edith Amanda Wernet Irwin
Find-A-Grave: Mary Alice Correll Irwin
Find-A-Grave: John Richard Irwin
Find-A-Grave: Henry Wernet Irwin
Beserk man kills four of family
The worst mass killings in Iowa history
Find-A-Grave: William Correll Irwin

Cold Case: Jerry Lynn Burns killed Michelle Marie Martinko, in 1979, solved by DNA in 2018; Sentenced to LWOP

Michelle Marie Martinko

Find-A-Grave: Michelle Marie Martinko
Iowa Cold Cases: Michelle Marie Martinko
Michelle Martinko stories
40 years later: What we know about Michelle Martinko and the arrest that re-opened the cold case
Jury seated in Jerry Burns murder trial
Michelle Martinko murder case evidence photos
Iowa Teen Was Fatally Stabbed in Mall Parking Lot Decades Ago — and Her Killer Was Just Convicted
Jerry Burns sentenced to life for killing Michelle Martinko in 1979
Jerry Burns sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Michelle Martinko
Jerry Burns, convicted of killing Michelle Martinko, officially sentenced to life in prison
Wikipedia: Murder of Michelle Martinko
Jerry Burns hires “Making a Murderer” lawyer to appeal Michelle Martinko conviction
Police search of DNA behind much of the argument in Jerry Burns’ appeal

Murder at the Mall: The Michelle Martinko Case

Dateline: And Then There Were Three
48 Hours: Murder at the Mall


Offender Information
Name Jerry Lynn Burns
Offender Number 6931989
Sex M
Birth Date 12/23/1953
Location Anamosa State Penitentiary
Commitment Date 08/14/2020

Monsters Among Us: Convicted sex offender Henry Earl Dinkins charged with abducting and killing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell

Breasia Terrell

Facebook: Remembering Breasia Terrell
Search for Breasia Terrell continues after authorities issue Amber Alert
Eight months later, missing Davenport girl Breasia Terrell’s mother not giving up hope
‘Justice needs to be served’: Community mourns death of Breasia Terrell
Davenport lost a daughter: Remembering the search for Breasia Terrell
Iowa memorial grows for Breasia Terrell
Timeline of Events: Murder, kidnapping charge filed in the death of Breasia Terrell
Human remains discovered in Iowa last week identified as missing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell; homicide investigation underway
Murder charges filed in Breasia Terrell case; authorities say Henry Dinkins shot 10-year-old Davenport girl
Henry Dinkins charged with murder, kidnapping in Breasia Terrell case
Judge: Dinkins to be held without bond in Breasia Terrell death
Sex Offender Charged with Murder Weeks After Missing Iowa Girl, 10, Was Found Dead


Serial Killer: Gayno Gilbert Smith killed 6 people – all family members – in Iowa; Sentenced to life in prison

Juanita Smith, [11/1961] (stepmother) (no picture)
Andrew Rex McBeth, 51 [5/27/1962] (uncle)
Dora Mae Smith McBeth, 41 [5/27/1962] (aunt)
Amos Rex McBeth, 19 [5/27/1962] (cousin)
Anna McBeth, 19 [5/27/1962] (cousin)
Donna Jean McBeth Kellogg, 17 [5/27/1962] (cousin)
Patsy Lou McBeth, 15 (survived) (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Andrew Rex “Andy” McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Dora Mae Smith McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Amos Rex McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Anna Katherine McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Donna Jean McBeth Kellogg
Massive Hunt for Killer (about 1/3 way down)
Gayno Smith stepmother’s body found 1
Gayno Smith stepmother body found 2
“She Hit Him…He Knocked Her Down”
Gayno Smith Sentence-d to Six Consecutive life Terms
Man serving five life sentences for killing family dies
Notorious killer dies in custody
Find-A-Grave: Gayno Gilbert Smith
Murderpedia: Gayno Gilbert Smith
Wikipedia: Gayno Smith

Gayno Gilbert Smith

McBeth Family Murders-Nephew goes on Killing spree in 1962

Gitchie Manitou Murders: 4 teenagers murdered, 1 teen girl raped – all by the 3 Fryer Brothers, who were all sentenced to LWOP

Roger Essem, 17
Stewart Baade, 18
Dana Baade, 14
Michael Hadrath, 15
Sandra Cheskey, 13 [survived]

Find-A-Grave: Roger Norman Essem
Find-A-Grave: Stewart W. Baade
Find-A-Grave: Dana E. Baade
Find-A-Grave: Michael Robert Hadrath
Sole survivor finds strength to tell her story decades after slayings at Gitchie Manitou
Four youths found shot
Four teens found slain in park
3 South Dakota Brothers Held in Death of 4 Youths
State of Iowa v David Lyle Fryer 1975 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v James Ray Fryer 1976 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Fryer Brothers
Wikipedia: 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders
‘Gitchie Girl’ sequel announced
Gitchie Manitou 40 years later

Podcast: Gitchie Manitou Murders of 1973

Gitchie Girl: The Survivor’s Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland
Gitchie Girl Uncovered: The True Story of a Night of Mass Murder and the Hunt for the Deranged Killers

Allen Fryer – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
David Fryer – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
James Fryer – convicted, sentenced to LWOP


Name Allen Earl Fryer
Offender Number 0080459
Sex M
Birth Date 12/27/1943
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Commitment Date 08/14/1974



Name David L Fryer
Offender Number 0103670
Sex M
Birth Date 05/24/1949
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Commitment Date 02/27/1974



Name James Ray Fryer
Offender Number 0080490
Sex M
Birth Date 04/04/1952
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Commitment Date 01/09/1975
Recall Date


Psycho For Love: David Moffitt shot and killed Justin Michael, his ex-girlfriend’s fiance; Sentenced to LWOP

Justin Michael

Justin Michael obituary
Find-A-Grave: Justin Clay Michael
Jury just announced verdict in David Moffitt trial
Moffitt Convicted of First-degree Murder
David Moffitt found guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend’s fiance
Man sentenced in shooting death of ex-girlfriend’s fiance
David Moffitt: 4 things to know about the Iowa murder case
Woman Wakes To Chilling Sound Just Days Before She’s Set To Marry The Man Of Her Dreams
Grimes murder featured on “Dateline NBC”
State of Iowa v David Joseph Moffitt 2017 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

A Time to Kill: Murder on His Mind
Dateline: The Shadow


Name David Joseph Moffitt
Offender Number 6546006
Sex M
Birth Date 08/01/1987
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Commitment Date 08/05/2015

Monsters Among Us: Steven Vogel, along with 3 others, charged with the murder of Michael Williams and dumping him in a ditch

Michael Williams

4 charged in slaying of Grinnell man remembered by family as gentle, loving; no racial motive seen
‘He was one of the good ones’: Grinnell continues to grieve for Michael Williams
Four arrested in death of Grinnell man found burning in a ditch
Four arrested after Black man’s body found burning in a ditch in Iowa
Neighbors shocked over gruesome details of Grinnell homicide
Criminal charges Announced in Grinnell’s Michael Williams homicide investigation
4 Iowans charged in death of Black man whose body was burned in ditch
‘Not a random act’: Four charged after Black man is strangled, set on fire in Iowa ditch
Court documents show Grinnell murder suspect sought help from friends and mother to dispose of body
Murder and other charges filed in death of Grinnell man
Police say race not factor in killing of Black man in Iowa
4 Charged After Black Man’s Burning Body Is Found in Iowa Ditch

Steven Vogel
Julia Cox
Roy Lee Garner
Cody Johnson

Parents Gone Wild! Heidi Anfinson drowned her son, Jacob, during a bout of post-partum depression.

Jacob Anfinson

Jacob Michael Hoffbauer Anfinson obituary
Timeline of the Heidi Anfinson Case – 1998 to 2002
Heidi Ann Anfinson v State of Iowa 2008 [conviction reversed – new trial ordered]
Heidi Anfinson granted parole
Iowa Mom Convicted In Baby’s Death Granted Parole
Parole Granted: Des Moines Mother Set Free
Prison Release: Heidi Anfinson Released
Heidi Anfinson released from prison
Michael Anfinson obituary
A Message from Heidi Anfinson Jacob’s Mother

Did Heidi Anfinson murder her baby?“>Dateline: Did Heidi Anfinson murder her baby?
Oprah: Postpartum Depression

Heidi Anfinson

Pervert Alley: Steven Douglas Crook Jr sexually assaulted his young daughter from when she was an infant until she was around 6-years-old – he even live-streamed some of the assaults; Sentenced to 120 years in prison

This just sickens me. This child learned very early in life about pain, torture and betrayal. The people who were supposed to take care of her and make her safe, were the ones that were hurting her or allowing the pain to happen to her. Her mother knew the abuse was happening and did nothing to help her. I just don’t understand that. Your job as a mother is to take care of your children. Your children should come first, before anyone else, especially another man. I know that the mother is being charged, but I am not positive what all her charges are. I know that child neglect is one of them. I don’t foresee her getting much prison time, if any at all. But, Steven did get prison. 120 years, federal time. That also means no parole. This is something good. He should spend the rest of his life in prison. I hope it was all worth it, too. I can only hope that as this child grows older, she won’t remember what happened to her. She did not deserve this abuse. This “man” needs to know that “children are not sexual objects or beings”

Bloomfield man faces 28-count indictment
Second person arrested in horrific Bloomfield sex abuse case
Prosecutors file new charges in abuse case
Charges added in federal child pornography case
Bloomfield mom who watched sex abuse tape released on bond
Bloomfield woman arrested in connection to abuse case
Additional charges filed in Bloomfield abuse case
Bloomfield man pleads guilty in child sex case
Bloomfield Man Sentenced to 120 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Iowa man who raped girl from infancy, livestreamed abuse sentenced to 120 years
Iowa man gets 120 years in prison for sex abuse of child, livestreaming the abuse
Dad Raped Daughter For Years Starting At Infancy, Sometimes Livestreaming It, While Mom Allegedly Knew And Ignored It
Bloomfield man gets 120-year sentence
Bloomfield man gets 120 year sentence (about 1/3 way down)


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 29
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 1166702
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 04/11/1990


Kendra Hoover

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