“Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s unsolved murders” is a year-long collaborative effort by Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in Iowa’s history.

Beginning today and in the weeks following, we’ll share information about many of the state’s 438 unsolved homicides.

It is our hope that by sharing these stories with a broad audience, justice will come for some of these victims.

Victims like realtor Dorothy Miller, who on Aug. 18, 1969, was raped and stabbed while showing an unoccupied house in Burlington.

For more information about The Nonpareil’s plans to bring local cases to the forefront, please see the Our View on Page 4A.

Each week for the next year, Iowa news organizations will explore cold cases – those that law enforcement no longer has any clues on which to follow up. A case can go cold weeks, months or even years after the death.

And it can be reopened if new evidence is introduced. There is no statute of limitations on murder.

– Iowa Newspaper Association

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