Unsolved Crimes

Unsolved Homicides

Anyone with information regarding any of these cases is asked to call the Council Bluffs Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (712) 328-4765 or CrimeStoppers at (712) 328-7867. 

Mayfield, Linda, Age 21

Linda MayfieldDate of Incident: April 9, 1982 
Case # D82-0713

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Council Bluffs Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (712) 328-4765

Linda Mayfield face


Adams, John P. Jr., Age 23

Date of Incident: July 11, 1982 
Case # G82-1088

On July 11, 1982, in the 2400 Block of West Broadway, officers located the victim, John P. Adams Jr., lying in the road, deceased. Adams had been the victim of a shooting, one shot to the face.

Witnesses stated two men had been arguing in the street by 25th and West Broadway. Adams approached a subject on a motorcycle. The subject then shot Adams. Adams fell to the ground and the suspect was seen leaving northbound on North 25th Street. 

The motorcycle was described as a Kawasaki KZ900, candy-apple red. The suspect was described at the time as 18 - 20 years old, tall, dishwater blond hair, clean shaven, wearing a type of white golf shirt, and blue jeans.


Hickson, Edward Leroy, Age 32

Date of Incident: February 15, 1978
Case # B78-1173

On February 15, 1978 at 4:14 a.m., officers respond to a fire call in the 1500 block of South Sixth. Council Bluffs Fire Department informed officers of an unresponsive male inside the Rock Island Bunkhouse #27. Paramedics transported the victim, Edward Leroy Hickson, to Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A witness to the incident advised police of the following information; at 4:05 a.m. a white male was observed entering the Rock Island Bunkhouse #27. The witness describes the white male as 6 foot 3 inches to 6 foot 4 inches tall, wearing a brown stocking hat, and black jacket. The suspect then exited the bunkhouse and went over to a 1975 or 1976 Buick or Monte Carlo. The vehicle was burgundy over white, with a green shirt hanging inside the vehicle. The suspect removed something from the vehicle and re-entered the building. A few minutes later the suspect exited the building and left in the listed vehicle. At this time the offender is unknown.


Floyd, Joe Junior, Age 42

Date of Incident: July 1, 1967 
Case # D67-18

On July 1, 1967, Council Bluffs Police were called to the area of 10th Street and 10th Avenue to investigate a report of a man lying in the water. Officers arrived and located a deceased male lying next to the railroad tracks in water. Reports state there was a considerable amount of blood loss. A trail of blood led from the street, across the tracks and to the location of the deceased, later identified as Joe Floyd, Jr. The victim appeared to have been shot with a small caliber handgun. At this time there is still no known offender.


  1. Criminal Investigation Division

  2. Sgt. Mike Hernandez

    Day Shift Sgt
    Phone: (712) 328-4765
  3. Sgt. John Focht

    Evening Shift Sgt.
  4. Capt. Todd Weddum

    Division Commander