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.


  • 1

    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

    Steven Kirchhoff - Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • 2

    Mattie Zabel

  • 3

    Willie Ann Rucker

    Willie Ann Rucker's Cold Case File

    Willie Ann Rucker

    Age at Report: 27

    DOB: August 11, 1951

    Weight: 110 lbs.

    Height: 5’03”

    Race: Black

    Hair: Black

    Eyes: Brown

    Sex: Female

    Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance

    Missing from: Waterloo, IA

    Black Hawk County

    Missing Since: April 8, 1979

    Willie Ann Rucker - Waterloo Police Department
  • 4

    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

    Viola Findley - NamUs
  • 5

    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

    Richard Forsyth - Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • 6

    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

    Robert Bresson - Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • 7

    L.C. Matlock

  • 8

    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


    Ethan Kazmerzak - Hampton Police Department