They don't get highlighted enough because the world keeps moving forward. For those families who have a father, brother, sister, mom, aunt, uncle or any family member missing, the memories and pain will always be there. We've decided to bring some of these cases to light with 'Cedar Valley Cold Cases: Missing Persons'.

Below is a list of missing people from the Cedar Valley and pictures provided by law enforcement agencies and families. You can find out more about these cases and other cold cases in Iowa by visiting Iowa Cold Cases online.

Iowa Cold Cases list is ongoing and does not include EVERY missing persons case in Iowa. The list is comprised of the following:

  • Persons who have gone missing under suspicious circumstances (regardless of the date they disappeared)
  • A missing person assumed deceased whose body has never been recovered
  • Persons missing for more than one year
  • Missing persons under age 16

To find out more about the cases, click the link next to each of the missing people's photos. If you have ANY information about these individuals or their cases, call the authorities immediately.

  • Steven Kirchhoff - Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Steven Kirchhoff

    Steven Kirchhoff Cold Case File

    Steven Dick Kirchhoff
    Age at Report: 22
    DOB: August 16, 1955
    Weight: 140 lbs.
    Height: 5′ 11″
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance
    Missing From: Waterloo, IA / Cedar Falls, IA
    Black Hawk County
    Case Number: W78-850
    NCIC Number: M-809138678
    NamUs MP #: 17053
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Available
    Date Reported Missing: February 5, 1978

  • Mattie-Zabel - Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Mattie Zabel

  • Willie Ann Rucker - Waterloo Police Department

    Willie Ann Rucker

  • Viola Findley - NamUs

    Viola Findley

    Viola Findley's Cold Case File

    Viola Marie Findley
    Age at Report: 28
    Date of Birth: December 17, 1954
    Height: 5′ 04″ – 5′ 05″
    Weight: 175 to 200 lbs.
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Race: Caucasian
    Case Number: 754-93
    NamUs MP Number: 2914
    Reported Missing From: Daytona Beach, Florida
    Headed To: Waterloo, IA
    Black Hawk County
    Unknown where Ms. Findley disappeared between IA and FL
    Last Seen Alive: September 6, 1983

  • Richard Forsyth - Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Richard Neil Forsyth

    Richard Neil Forsyth's Cold Case File

    Richard Neil Forsyth
    Age at Report: 41
    DOB: August 11, 1952
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Height: 6′ 00″
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance
    Missing From: Waterloo, IA
    Black Hawk County
    Case Number: W78-850
    NCIC Number: M-702302308
    NamUs MP # 17087
    Missing Since: January 13, 1994

  • Robert Bresson - Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Robert Bresson

    Robert Bresson's Cold Case File

    Robert Bresson
    Age at Report: 57
    DOB: March 9, 1939
    Weight: 250 lbs.
    Height: 6′ 03″
    Hair: Grey
    Incident Type: Endangered / physical
    Missing From: Why, AZ, and Independence, IA(Buchanan County)
    Investigating Agency: Independence Police Department
    NCIC Number: M-102851909
    Missing Since: January 14, 1997

  • L.C. Matlock - Iowa Department of Public Safety

    L.C. Matlock

  • Ethan Kazmerzak - Hampton Police Department

    Ethan Kazmerzak

    Ethan Kazmerzak's Cold Case File

    Ethan Bert Kazmerzak
    Age at Report: 22
    Date of Birth: April 12, 1991
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Height: 5’05”
    Race: White
    Hair: Dark Blond
    Eyes: Blue
    Sex: Male
    Incident Type: Other adult missing
    Missing From: Hampton, IA
    Franklin County
    Case Number: 13-3834
    NamUs MP # 22526
    Missing Since: September 15, 2013