Authorities in Iowa are investigating the alleged beating of a black man who local civil rights activists say appears to be the victim of a hate crime.
Excerpt and Body: Investigators from multiple states were looking Thursday into whether a long-haul trucker from Iowa who’s implicated in three women’s slayings in the 1990s could be responsible for other unsolved homicides.
Mitchell Mincks, 24, was arrested in Iowa on an unrelated arrest warrant, authorities said. He’s suspected in the disappearance of his girlfriend Elissa Landry and her stepfather David Batten, who were last heard from on April 19.
A Des Moines man beat his mother to death with a crowbar then stayed in the same south-side home as her body for several days, police say.
A judge won’t consider written testimony from a man who claims he was unaware of his rights when he allegedly confessed to killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.
A defense expert testified Thursday that a confession by the suspect is not reliable because he was sleep deprived and susceptible to coercion after hours of questioning.
Pamela Kreimeyer died after the explosion sent debris flying at her Iowa home on Saturday. She was struck in the head by a piece of metal and died instantly, Marion County police said.
A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won’t be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist’s office.