Billboard seeks cold case info

Chuck Deatsch, his wife and daughters as seen in a billboard plea asking for information about his death.

“Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s unsolved murders” is a yearlong collaborative effort by Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in the state’s history. The N’West Iowa REVIEW is presenting some of the unsolved homicides in the hope that it will lead to new tips and potentially help solve cases. The Sept. 26 issue of The REVIEW features the case of Chuck Deatsch, a 52-year-old farmer who was shot and killed at 9:55 p.m. April 28, 2008, while watching TV at his residence in rural Mystic.