Nick White Homicide
November 26, 2012

Police said 20-year-old Nick White died of undisclosed trauma in the basement of a home in the 1500 block of 29th Street, near Drake University. The medical examiner has officially ruled the death a homicide. Police said they are questioning people in connection with the case, but no arrests have been made.

Additional information can be found at www.nicholasdavidwhite.com.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 283-4864 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.

The White family is separately offering an additional $4,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction

 


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Stanley Golinsky Homicide
October 24, 2012

On October 24, 2012 at approximately 4:08 p.m. Des Moines Police received a 911 phone call reporting the discovery of a body.  Officers responded to the area of Vine and SW 1st Street where a body was found under the railroad bridge between the bike path and the Des Moines River. Detectives have determined this case to be a homicide.  The identity of the victim is Stanley Golinsky (5-30-56) of Des Moines.  They will be working with the Polk County Medical Examiner to determine the nature of the injuries.  They are also following up on all leads as this case moves forward. Des Moines Robbery/Homicide detectives are looking for anyone with information regarding the death of Stanley “Mike” Golinsky.  Crime Stoppers has offered a reward up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.


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Marion Harris Homicide
October 09, 2011

Des Moines police said Thursday the fatal shooting of Marion Harris appears to be part of a feud that has been going on for about a year. Harris, 32, died at Mercy Medical Center after being shot about 1 a.m. Sunday at Courtside Bar & Grill, 1014 E. 14th St. Harris is the first to be killed in the feud, police said. Detectives have identified three other shootings involving injuries that may be connected. They did not say which of the shootings in the city over the last year are believed to be part of the feud. But they said with the killing of Harris it appears to be heating up. The specific motive for the slaying of Marion Harris remains unknown. Investigators continue to conduct interviews and seek the shooter. Someone approached Harris at the bar and grill and killed him where he sat. Police have viewed surveillance video taken of the general area at the time of the slaying. Bar owners Ron Williams and his wife, Julie White, said earlier that the shooter walked down the alley next to the bar and fired at Harris, who was outside on the patio. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 283-4864 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
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Ashley Okland Homicide
April 08, 2011

Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old Iowa Realty agent, was shot twice and killed shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, while working inside a West Des Moines model townhouse.

A Rottlund Homes employee heard a commotion inside the model townhouse at 558 Stone Creek Court — part of the Stone Creek Villas subdivision near 84th St. and E.P. True Parkway in Des Moines developed by Rottlund Homes — and went to investigate. Inside, the worker discovered Okland on the floor and called 911. 

Medics rushed Okland to the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, where she later died.
 
There is a reward of up to $150,000 for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the murder. If you have heard anyone talking about anything that might be pertinent to this case please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515 223-1400.

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Jared Parks Death
May 11, 2009

Jared Parks, 18, was found dead on Interstate 35/80 near the Beaver Avenue Bridge in Polk County, Iowa, on Monday, May 11, 2009. He’d been hit by at least two semi tractor-trailers. Troopers were called to the scene at 11:46 p.m.
 
The driver of the first big rig said the boy was lying on the roadway and looked unconscious in the moments before he was hit, and the medical examiner ruled out a fall from an overpass. Two of the tractor-trailer drivers waited for troopers and were questioned at the scene. Troopers believe a third truck may also have run over the teen.
 
Polk County Medical Examiner Dr. Gregory Schmunk said that Parks died from blunt force trauma and his injuries were consistent with being hit by a truck. Schmunk said there was nothing to indicate that Parks was injured before the crash or that he might have jumped from the bridge. Investigators never found Jared’s cell phone, and his wallet, earrings and tennis shoes were also missing. They have ruled the death as suspicious.

If you have heard anyone talking about anything that might be pertinent to this case please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515 223-1400.

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Corey Poffenberger
October 24, 2003

Robert Corey Poffenberger, 30, 6’2”, 195lbs. was murdered early Friday morning October 24, 2003 in the driveway of his home located at 2211 East 37th St. Des Moines, Iowa.   If you remember seeing a vehicle or a person(s) around Corey’s home during this particular time, or if you have heard anyone talking about anything that might be pertinent to this case please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515 223-1400.
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