06-30-2016, 05:52 PM #1
IA - Diane Schofield, 21, Des Moines, 7 July 1975
A young woman’s badly decomposed body was found in the trunk of a tan 1966 Rambler in a parking lot at Southwest 20th Street and Porter Avenue near the Des Moines airport on Thursday, July 10, 1975. The body was later determined to be 21-year-old Diane Marie Schofield.
An autopsy indicated Schofield died of strangulation. Her body was found fully clothed in a green halter top and blue jeans, but with no shoes. Her hands were tied behind her back and her feet bound with twine near the ankles. She’d been strangled with a strip of knotted cloth.
Forty years is a long time to wait for answers — something that was on retired police Sgt. Clarence Jobe's mind when he got a call this past winter from Twyla Johnson...
Jobe, 68, says he's getting old and he felt pity for Johnson, so he told her the name of the man he always thought was the killer. "I told her I think we know who did it, but we can't prove it," he said. "That's where it's probably going to stay forever at this point"...
Johnson approached The Reader's Watchdog because for years, she says, no one at the police department has been willing to tell her what extent they went to track the lead suspect, who police had interviewed or even what evidence remains.
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