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

Victims
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

Books
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

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

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Allen Earl Fryer
Offender Number 0080459
Sex M
Birth Date 12/27/1943
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 08/14/1974

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS: Prison
OFFENSE CLASS: A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT: Lyon
END DATE

INMATE INFORMATION

Name David L Fryer
Offender Number 0103670
Sex M
Birth Date 05/24/1949
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 02/27/1974

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS: Prison
OFFENSE CLASS: A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT: Lyon
END DATE

INMATE INFORMATION

Name James Ray Fryer
Offender Number 0080490
Sex M
Birth Date 04/04/1952
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 01/09/1975
Recall Date

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS: Prison
OFFENSE CLASS: A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT Dickinson
END 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)

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

INMATE INFORMATION

Name David Joseph Moffitt
Offender Number 6546006
Sex M
Birth Date 08/01/1987
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
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

Defendants
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

Movies/Documentaries
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)

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: CROOK, STEVE DOUGLAS
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 29
Location:
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 1166702
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 04/11/1990

INMATE INFORMATION


Kendra Hoover

Update: Sterling Daniel Koehn murder *Father, Zachary Koehn, convicted of his murder; Faces LWOP*


Sterling Daniel Koehn

News Archive: Sterling Daniel Koehn murder
4-month-old baby “died of diaper rash,” prosecutor says
Koehn murder trial: Warning signs started as early as slain baby’s birth
GUILTY in under an hour: Jury convicts Zachary Koehn in baby death
‘He let Sterling rot’: Iowa father guilty of murder in death of his maggot-infested infant
Dad found guilty in case of dead baby left rotting in swing
Mother waives speedy trial in Alta Vista infant death

Defendants
Cheyanne Renae Harris – awaiting trial, no date set yet
Zachary Paul Koehn – convicted, faces LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: HARRIS, CHEYANNE RENAE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 20
Location: Bremer County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Bremer County Jail
Notify Me of Status Changes
Less Info
Offender ID: 21967
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 02/17/1997

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: KOEHN, ZACHARY PAUL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: Chickasaw County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Chickasaw County Jail
Notify Me of Status Changes
Less Info
Offender ID: 14570
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 10/06/1989

Monsters Among Us: Cristhian Bahena Rivera charged with the murder of college student Mollie Tibbetts


Mollie Tibbetts

Mollie Tibbetts’ boyfriend speaks about her disappearance
Mollie Tibbetts is still missing after nearly 4 weeks; investigators hope a website will help in the search
Mollie Tibbetts missing for nearly a month
Mollie Tibbetts’ father says he is putting his faith in the investigators
Mollie Tibbetts, University of Iowa student, found dead: A timeline of events
Mollie Tibbetts: Timeline of Iowa student’s death; Cristhian Bahena Rivera updates
Mollie Tibbetts search: An undocumented immigrant has been charged with first-degree murder
Read the criminal complaint, arrest warrant in the Mollie Tibbetts case
Mollie Tibbetts: Everything we know about the case
Mollie Tibbetts Missing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Mollie Tibbetts died from ‘multiple sharp force injuries,’ preliminary autopsy finds
Cristhian Bahena Rivera: What we know about suspect in Mollie Tibbetts murder case
Wikipedia: Disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts


Cristhian Bahena Rivera

Monsters Among Us: Alexander Kozak shot and killed Andrea Farrington at the Coral Ridge Mall; Sentenced to LWOP


Andrea Farrington

Andrea Farrington obituary
Timeline: Andrea Farrington | Alexander Kozak
Andrea Farrington identified as Coral Ridge Mall shooting victim
Iowa mall security guard allegedly shoots dead children’s museum employee after weeks of harassing her: friends
‘I shot somebody at the mall,’ Kozak said on video
Kozak texted woman, saying he was going to kill Andrea Farrington, hours before shooting
Kozak’s Mother Not Surprised Her Son Fatally Shot
Wife of Alleged Killer Talks About Husband’s Rage
Kozak: ‘I didn’t feel anything after I shot her’
Alexander Kozak guilty of first-degree murder in mall shooting
Kozak sentenced to life in prison without parole
Judge sentences Alexander Kozak to life without parole for killing Andrea Farrington
Lawsuit over Andrea Farrington’s murder settle

Movies/Documentaries
The Killer Beside Me: Never Predicted

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Information
Name Alexander Matthew Kozak
Offender Number 6820105
Sex M
Birth Date 04/12/1993
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 06/06/2016
Recall Date
Mandatory Minimum (if applicable)
* TDD = Tentative Discharge Date
* SDD = Supervision Discharge Date

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS Prison
OFFENSE CLASS A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT Johnson
END DATE

Cold Case: Convicted sex offender Richard Douglas Dodd raped & killed Vicki Lynn Klotzbach; Solved by DNA


Vicki Lynn Klotzbach

Find-A-Grave: Vicki Lynn Klotzbach
Charges filed in 1981 murder
Jury selection begins in 22-year-old murder case
A Murder in Coralville TV show relives the murder investigation of Vicki Klotzbach
True crime show to explore 1981 murder of Coralville woman

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Stacy’s Story

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Richard Douglas Dodd
Offender Number 0403091
Sex M
Birth Date 10/03/1956
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense KIDNAPPING 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 11/19/1982

Parents From Hell: Cheyanne Harris and Zachary Koehn are charged with the murder of their 4-month-old son, Sterling Daniel Koehn whose rotting body was found in a baby swing, covered with maggots


Sterling Daniel Koehn

Iowa Infant Found Severely Underweight, Infested with Maggots; Parents Charged with Murder
Chickasaw Co. infant died of neglect, parents charged
Iowa infant found rotting in swing; parents charged with murder
Couple charged with murder after 4 month old found dead in swing
Parents charged in death of infant found rotting in swing
Parents charged in death of baby in Chickasaw County
Arkansas parents allegedly shook baby to death, hid maggot-covered corpse in closet
News Archive: Sterling Daniel Koehn murder

Defendants
Cheyanne Renae Harris
Zachary Paul Koehn

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: HARRIS, CHEYANNE RENAE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 20
Location: Bremer County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Bremer County Jail
Notify Me of Status Changes
Less Info
Offender ID: 21967
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 02/17/1997

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: KOEHN, ZACHARY PAUL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: Chickasaw County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Chickasaw County Jail
Notify Me of Status Changes
Less Info
Offender ID: 14570
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 10/06/1989

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