IA STRASSBURGER, Dale W. - Namus 14573

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  1. bessie

    bessie Verified Insider

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    Dale Strassburger
    Age in 1992, 35-36

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Dale
    Middle name Webster
    Last name Strassburger

    Date last seen June 28, 1982 00:00
    Date entered 04/26/2012
    Age last seen 35 to 35 years old
    Leclaire, Scott Co, IA

    Age now 68 years old
    Race White

    Sex Male
    Eyes Hazel
    Hair Blonde/Strawberry
    Height (inches) 68.0 to 72.0
    Weight (pounds) 180.0 to 185.0

    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later
    DNA Status: Sample is currently not available
    Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Officer Roger Phelps
    Case 82-2893
    LeClaire PD


  2. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    Strassburger, Dale W 5’8 – 6’2” Straw Blonde age 35 (p137) #27 NAMUS DNA OR DENTAL NOT AVAILABLE

    Post 137 is correct.

    Dale Webster Strassburger
    B/D 10-10-1944
    Has a brown spot on left arm.
    Worked at Rock Island Arsenal as machinist.

    Case Number: 82-2893


    Skeleton info - broken collarbone

    Traveled from Davenport, IA across the Mississippi River to Rock Island, IL for work.

    Obituary for mother which lists relatives - might could provide DNA.

    No WS thread found.
  3. BigCityAccountant

    BigCityAccountant Well-Known Member

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    According to the Iowa Cold Case link above...

    Three years after Strassburger went missing, a witness in a court proceeding in another state claimed to know about a homicide connected to Strassburger’s case. Authorities described the information as “extremely credible” and said the witness knew information about Strassburger’s disappearance that had never been publicly released. They were never able, however, to verify the witness’s account.
    Investigators believe Strassburger was the victim of a homicide, but have never been able to prove it because Strassburger’s body has never been recovered.

    Given that info, we still cannot rule out Strassburger, however there was 9 years between the time Strassburger disappeared and Sand Canyon John Doe was found. Highly unlikely he could be the SCJD.

    His mother passed away in 1998. Obit as follows:

    DAVENPORT -- Jeanne E. Strassburger, of Davenport, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mrs. Strassburger was employed for many years as a secretary at the Rock Island Arsenal before retiring in 1982. Jeanne was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Davenport. She married Louis L. Strassburger in June 1943. He died April 8, 1973. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity. Survivors include a son, Gary Strassburger, Davenport; grandchildren, Chris and Julie Franklin, Davenport, Amie Nemitz, Davenport, and Kelly Strassburger, Charlotte, Iowa; great-grandsons, Joshua and Joey Nemitz; her mother, Viola McCannon, Wilton, Iowa; a sister, Patricia Whitley, of Nevada; and a brother, Tom McCannon, Wilton. She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Strassburger, in 1982, and a daughter, Nora "Beanie" Franklin, in 1988.

    The is also an entry in Family History Library of a Dale W. Strassburger with the same birthdate related to a Sheila Strassburger (nee Spring). They lived in Bettendorf ,IA from 2001 thru 2004 and Moline IL from 1994 thru 2001. Not sure if there is a relation or not. Sheila is found in Largo Fl from Nov 2007-2009 and Clearwater FL from 2000-2004. Prior addresses are Macomb, IL from Dec 30, 2000 thru Dec 15, 2001, and Bettendorf , IA from Sept 1, 1983 thru Jan 2004. There is a marriage cert from San Diego in 1977 for a Sheila Spring to a Dale W. Strassburger. There is another Dale Allen Strassburger in Ca, but he was married to a Jill.
  4. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Dale Strassburger, 34, LeClaire, last seen about 12:15 a.m. on July 28, 1982, when he left the Rock Island Arsenal, where he worked as a machinist.

    His 1976 Oldsmobile was found 29 minutes later, abandoned in the eastbound lane on the Interstate 80 bridge. This location was about 15 miles from the route he normally would have taken from work to the Davenport home where he lived with his parents.

    Extensive searches of the river and the surrounding area turned up no sign of Strassburger.

    Three years after he went missing, a witness in a court proceeding in another state claimed to know about a homicide connected to Strassburger’s case. Authorities described the information as “extremely credible” and said the witness knew information about Strassburger’s disappearance that had never been publicly released.

    Investigators believe Strassburger was the victim of a homicide but have never been able to prove it, because Strassburger’s body has never been recovered, and they were never able to verify the witness's account.


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    CastlesBurning Well-Known Member

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