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Victims of Domestic Violence, in Iowa 1995-August 2005

(Information compiled by Marti Anderson, director of Crime Assistance, Iowa Attorney General's Office.)

1995

Feb. 27

MELISSA MORRISON (35) shot to death by her husband in West Liberty.  She had three sons.

March 2

VICKI KIMBALL (30) beat to death by her husband in Creston.

March 4

ALICIA HAWKINS (21) stabbed to death by a man she had dated in Marion.

March 5

GAIL MARSHALL (35) shot to death by a man she was dating in Davenport.

Aug. 6

KRISTIN TYRELL (41) shot to death by her estranged husband in Underwood.

Nov. 8

JANINE VENZKE (47) beat and strangled to death by her estranged husband in Independence.  She is survived by two teenage sons.

Nov. 10

LUCILLE RANKIN (41) shot to death by her estranged husband in Des Moines.

Dec. 3

DEBBIE SLYCORD (33) shot to death by her husband in Pella.

Dec. 20

ANGELA MARIE (WILSON) XAYAVONG (24) shot to death by her estranged husband in DeSoto, who also killed their 4-year-old son MICHAEL XAYAVONG.

1996

Feb. 25

JANICE KAY CRISPIN (53) shot to death by a man she lived with in Des Moines.  She is survived by two adult sons and an adult daughter.

April 10

KHONG SENGAROUN (31) shot to death by her estranged husband in Storm Lake, who also killed her father RAPSYTHONG SENGAROUN (51).  She is survived by daughter and son, who found their mother's body.

May 8

DONALD LARKIN JR. (48) shot to death by the former husband of the woman he was dating in Garner.

June 18

KATHRYN ROWLEY (44) beat to death by her estranged husband in Webster City.  She is survived by a grown son and a granddaughter.

June 20

ELIZABETH TODD-LUNA (35) shot to death by her husband in Indianola.  She is survived by a son and teenage daughter, who tried to shield her mother from the gunshots.

July 25

JILLENE LONG (41) allegedly shot to death by her estranged husband in Des Moines.  She is survived by an adult daughter.

Nov. 4

KRISTA RANKIN (34) shot to death by her husband in Gilbert.  She is survived by her 12-year-old daughter who was present at the murder.

Nov. 6

DELANE BUTTZ (38) shot to death by her husband in Ankeny, who also shot and killed their 15-year-old son RYAN BUTTZ and 12-year-old daughter LINDSEY BUTTZ.

Dec. 26

SANDRA KEYES (26) burned to death by her husband in Springville; he also killed their 2-year-old son JOSHUA KEYES.  She is survived by an 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter who escaped the fire.

1997

Jan. 19

JENNIFER CASKEY (19) stabbed to death by a man she had dated in Sioux City.

Feb. 3

MARGUERITE KIRKPATRICK (58) allegedly beaten to death with an iron bar by her husband in Council Bluffs.  She is survived by three grown children.

Feb. 19

LINDA TRENKLE (47) beaten to death with a hammer by a man she had lived with in Creston.  She is survived by two adult sons.

April 11

FAITH NYLIN (21) stabbed to death by a man she had dated in the past in Clinton.

May 16

C. DOUGLAS HERTZ (47) killed in a traffic crash with a man fleeing from the scene where he had just stabbed his girlfriend in Story County.

Sept. 26

ERIN MILLER-DARNALL (26) beat and strangled to death by her estranged husband in Shellsburg.  She is survived by two minor sons.

Oct. 14

DEPUTY GILBERT ANDROY (38) died as a result of injuries received while responding to a domestic abuse call in Fremont County.

Nov. 6

DENISE DALLNER (19) shot to death by a man she was dating in rural Ottumwa.

Dec. 20

RACHEL BOER (24) shot to death by a man she had dated in Oskaloosa.

1998

Jan. 2

KELSEY BITTING (20) shot to death by her husband in Des Moines.  She is survived by a 2-year-old daughter.

Jan. 29

LINDA FRAHM (47) shot to death by her estranged husband in Prescott.  She is survived by a teenaged son.

March 30

MICHELLE ANN GIBSON (22) beat to death by the man she lived with in Gowrie.  At the time, she was 6 ½ months pregnant.

April 13

SUSAN JOHN (20) shot to death by a coworker whom she had dated in Des Moines.  He then shot to death his 18-year-old sister CRYSTAL MILLER and his 45-year-old mother THERESA MILLER.

June 24

MARIBETH SCHWARK (56) shot to death by her husband in Conrad.  She is survived by a grown daughter.

Aug. 24

RUTH ANN DOWNING (30) beat to death with a baseball bat after an attempted rape by her estranged husband in Cedar Rapids.  He also strangled to death their 7-year-old daughter CASSIE DOWNING and attempted to strangle and drown their 4-year-old daughter Abbie.

Aug. 31

ANA LATICIA QUEZADA (29) shot to death by a man she lived with in West Liberty.

Sept. 4

JEAN STEELE (46) beat to death with an iron skillet by a man she lived with in Sioux City.

Sept. 18

GWENDOLYN WILSON (36) shot to death by her estranged husband in West Okoboji; he also killed their 7-year-old daughter BRITTANY WILSON.

Nov. 1

MAI CHAO (LEE) VANG (28) shot to death by her estranged husband in Des Moines.  She is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Dec. 3

DEBORAH WRIGHT (32) shot to death by her estranged husband in Evansdale.  She is survived by a 10-year-old son.

Dec. 31

EDWARD WRIGHT (44) shot to death by a man who was dating the same woman as the victim in Cedar Rapids.

1999

Jan. 9

ANGELA HOLLAND (25) shot to death by her husband in Estherville.  She was 4 months pregnant at the time and holding her infant son when shot.  She is survived by three young children.

Feb. 14

DOLORES "TONI" MARTINEZ HORNUNG (48) shot to death in Keokuk.  The man she was dating was acquitted of the murder.  She is survived by an adult son and daughter.

March 17

ANNA KEOSAY (35) shot to death by her husband in Sargeant Bluff.  He also shot to death their 15-year-old daughter AMMY DOUANGSIBOUNTHAN.

April 4

PAMELA DONAHUE (46) shot to death by her estranged husband in West Des Moines.  He also shot and killed her 67-year-old mother HELENJANE RASMUSSEN.  She is survived by four children who were at home at the time of the murders.

July 11

SHARON SYDNESS (60) shot to death by her estranged husband in Des Moines.  She is survived by a grown son.

Sept. 29

REBECCA PAULSON (43) shot to death by her estranged husband in Coulter.  She is survived by a 20-year old son and 17-year-old son, who found her body.

2000

Feb. 6

JANE RUBY (45) stabbed to death by the man she lived with in Creston. She is survived by an adult daughter who was also injured during the murder.

Feb. 16

LIDA JONES (37) strangled to death by the man she lived with in Des Moines.  She is survived by a 3-year-old daughter.

May 28

ROBERTA ABERNATHY (22) shot to death by a man she had dated in Belle Plaine, who also shot and killed her current boyfriend, 25-year-old JERRY WILLIAMS.  She is survived by a 2-year-old daughter who was present at the murders.

June 17

SHELLY WESTLUND (56) shot to death by her husband in Urbandale.

June 20

NANCY SINNARD (39) shot to death by her former husband in Knoxville.  She is survived by three teenaged children.

July 12

CHUNG THI LEE (43) stabbed to death by the man she lived with in Sioux City.  She is survived by two sons.

Sept. 7

CARLA WEHRLE (41) shot to death by her former husband in Burlington.  She is survived by 21-year-old and 16-year-old daughters and an 18-year-old son, who found her body.

Sept. 14

JOANN THOMANN (68) shot to death by her husband in Agency.  She is survived by three grown daughters.

Oct. 6

KARON ECKART (57) shot to death by her estranged husband in Carson.  She is survived by three daughters.

2001

June 15

KATHLEEN GILLEN (37) strangled and beat to death by the man she lived with in Waterloo.

July 8

JONI MANNING (42) allegedly beat to death by the man she lived with in Fort Dodge.  She is survived by five children.

July 9

ANGELA HYKE (25) strangled to death by a man she had dated in Cresco.  He also strangled to death her 8-year-old daughter ASHLEY LUCAS.

July 28

JACINTO CALDERA (29) shot to death by the former boyfriend of the woman he was dating in Davenport.

Aug. 27

LETICIA AGUILAR (31) stabbed and beat to death by a man she lived with in Sioux City.  Using a hammer, he also killed her children 12-year-old CLAUDIA SALDANA, 11-year-old ZACH SALDANA, 9-year-old LARRY SALDANA, 7-year-old LISA SALDANA, and 6-year-old MICHAEL AGUILAR.

Sept. 7

STEPHANIA BOJDOl (45) shot to death by her estranged husband in Des Moines.  She is survived by a 24-year-old daughter, a 22-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter, who ran for help just before the murder.

Sept. 23

KEO GAIL PITTMAN (33) stabbed to death by her husband in Storm Lake.  She is survived by four children, who were home at the time of the murder.

Oct. 6

PAMELA HANSEN SCHRIER (51) shot to death by her husband in Stuart.

2002

Jan. 4

ANGELA DEVRIES-WOLTJER (32) shot to death by her husband in Hampton.  She is survived by three young daughters who witnessed her murder.

Feb. 23

RACHAEL TALLI (23) shot to death by the man with whom she lived in St. Charles.  She is survived by a 5-year-old son who was present at the murder. 

Feb. 25

EDITH BICE (94) died of smoke inhalation from a fire set in her home in St. Charles by the man who killed TALLI (see Feb. 23).

Aug. 1

MELINDA PERSONS-TERMAAT (44) strangled to death by her estranged husband in Rock Valley.

Sept. 13

MICHELLE RICHARDS (34) shot to death by her estranged husband in Cedar Rapids.  She is survived by a 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

Oct. 22

AMBER PARKS (22) shot to death by a man she lived with in Council Bluffs.  She is survived by a 2-year-old son.

Oct. 26

SARAH HARVEY (19) shot to death by a man she had dated in Hospers.  She is survived by an infant daughter.

Nov. 25

KHIEEDA BRINSON (29) stabbed to death by her former fiancé and father of one of her children in Des Moines.  She is survived by four young children.

2003

Jan. 12

KAREN KAY DUNCAN (62) shot to death by her husband in Spencer.  She is survived by three adult daughters.

Feb. 17

JORDAN WALKER (8) strangled to death by his father during visitation in Dubuque.  He also strangled to death his 9-year-old daughter LINDSAY WALKER before going to their mother's home and attempting to kill her.

June 15

TYRA MARIE DOHERTY (2) shot to death by her father in Greenfield.  He also shot her mother, Amanda Doherty, who survived.

July 28

SHELLY RAZOR-MARKWELL (36) strangled to death by the man she lived with in Hiawatha.  She is survived by two sons and her 11-year-old daughter, who found her body.

Aug. 6

LISA JO HERING (41) shot to death by her husband in rural Stockton.  She is survived by four children who were present at the time of the murder.

August 15

DORA HERNANDEZ (21) shot to death by a man she had dated in Denison.

Aug. 20

MARJORIE BECK (43) beaten to death with a brick by the man with whom she lived in Davenport.  She is survived by three children.

Sept. 5

CYNTHIA JOHNSON (19) stabbed to death by the father of her son in Ankeny.  She is survived by the 2-year-old son.

Oct. 18

RACHEL FISCHER (22) shot to death by the man with whom she lived in New Hampton.  She is survived by a 2-year-old daughter.

Oct. 26

TINA CONDE (24) allegedly shot to death by her husband after being taken from her home in Estherville.  She is survived by a 6-year-old son.

Dec. 3

DUNCAN WALKER (30) allegedly shot to death by the former husband of his girlfriend in Des Moines.

2004

Jan. 6

ALEXIS JORDAN (16) shot to death by a man whom she dated in Des Moines.

Jan. 12

PATRICIA RAPACKI (43) strangled to death by the man with whom she lived in Jesup.  She is survived by four children.

Jan. 14

SARA PALUMBO (26) allegedly murdered by forced drug intake by her fiancé in North Liberty.  She is survived by an 8-year-old son and 2-month-old daughter.

Feb. 1

MICHELLE STREETER (33) shot to death by the man with whom she lived in Sioux City.  She is survived by a 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

March 20

JANEL CADDEN (46) killed by the man with whom she lived in Jefferson.  She is survived by two daughters.

May 10

CAROLE ZARTMAN (32) asphyxiated by her husband in Dubuque.  She is survived by four young children.

May 23

SALLY KENNEDY (46) allegedly shot to death by a man whom she dated in Council Bluffs.  She is survived by two teenaged children.

June 19

LINDA MCQUERREY (60) allegedly stabbed to death by a man whom she had dated in Des Moines.

Aug. 1

ANGELA UNGER (26) allegedly killed by an overdose of oxycontin by her husband in Des Moines.  She is survived by a 4-year-old daughter.

Nov. 14

ROGENA FISHER (48) allegedly stabbed to death by a man she had dated in Des Moines.  She is survived by a grown daughter and three grandchildren.

2005

Feb. 20

MICHELLE PROUD (30) shot to death by a man she dated in Clinton.

Feb. 23

MARIA ANTONIA RIVERO (34) allegedly shot to death by her estranged husband in Muscatine.  He also shot to death her boyfriend, 41-year-old JUAN CESAR SAROLE-SEPERO.

March 13

PATRICIA ANN BAKER (62) shot to death by her former son-in-law in Murray; he also tried to kill her daughter Debra Vander Linden (41).  She is survived by four grown children.

April 5

MICHELLE BARNHART (45) shot to death by a man she had been dating in Muscatine.  She is survived by three children.

April 12

RENEE WALKER (39) shot to death in Clinton by her former husband.  He also shot to death her current live-in partner, Steven Kersey.  She is survived by one adult daughter and eight minor children. 

April 14 

WENDY BARNES (22) stabbed to death in Cedar Rapids by a man with whom she lived. 

May 16

LAURIE REYES (41) strangled with a lamp cord in Marshalltown by a man with whom she lived. 

May 20 

MARIE FARRELL (28) beat and suffocated to death in Oelwein by a man she dated. 

May 23

BRENDA GUYTON (33) shot to death in Davenport by the father of her sister's child.  The victim's sister was fearful after being abused by the perpetrator so the victim was staying with her.  The perpetrator came to the home, shot the victim, then went upstairs and sexually abused her sister.  The victim is survived by three minor daughters, a minor son, and a granddaughter for whom she was the guardian.

June 19

JEANNE FLAHERTY (48) shot to death in Des Moines by a man she had dated. 

Aug. 4

DARCIE SCOTT (33) killed in a deliberate car crash in Des Moines by a man with whom she lived.  He chased the victim in her car with his car.  When she ran into a tree, he rammed the rear of her car two or three times. 

Aug. 18

DEBRA MEAD (46) stabbed to death in Davenport by a man with whom she lived.  She is survived by two grown sons and a grown daughter.

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