kidnapping http://iowapublicradio.org en Shepard Family Lobbies for Kidnapping Bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shepard-family-lobbies-kidnapping-bill <p>The Shepard family from Dayton Iowa and their friends and supporters came to the capitol &nbsp;to lobby for tougher penalties for kidnappers.&nbsp; 15 year old&nbsp; Kathlynn</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Shepard&nbsp; died at the hands of a kidnapper last year, and lawmakers say a stronger law&nbsp; might have prevented the tragedy.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:34:21 +0000 Joyce Russell 35282 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shepard Family Lobbies for Kidnapping Bill Body found, suspected to be that of Kathlynn Shepard http://iowapublicradio.org/post/body-found-suspected-be-kathlynn-shepard <p>A body found in the Des Moines River is suspected to be that of abducted 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. An autopsy will be conducted this morning to confirm identification.</p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 05:52:22 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 22109 at http://iowapublicradio.org Body found, suspected to be that of Kathlynn Shepard Search continues for missing Iowa teen Kathlynn Shepard http://iowapublicradio.org/post/search-continues-missing-iowa-teen-kathlynn-shepard <p></p><p></p><p>State troopers narrowed their search Wednesday morning for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard. She was abducted Monday while walking home from the bus stop in Dayton, Iowa with a younger girl who escaped soon afterwards. Their suspected abductor was found dead later that day. Despite the efforts search party of more than 300 members of law enforcement and volunteers from the area, Shepard has not been found.</p><p>Special Agent Bill Keitzman with the Iowa DCI says Wednesday’s search focuses on a smaller area.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:04:07 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 21162 at http://iowapublicradio.org Search continues for missing Iowa teen Kathlynn Shepard Violent Crime: One Victim’s Story http://iowapublicradio.org/post/violent-crime-one-victim-s-story <p>Host Ben Kieffer&rsquo;s recent conversations with offenders inside the Iowa State Penitentiary prompted this look at the victim&rsquo;s perspective on violent crime. This hour, Ben talks with Jonna Williams of Waterloo, the victim of a kidnapping and rape in 1994, when she was just 13 years old. Also joining the conversation are Black Hawk County Prosecutor Tom Ferguson and Mary Roche, Director of Victim Programs with the Iowa Department of Corrections.</p><p>Contact Jonna about victim&rsquo;s advocacy through her Facebook page</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:21:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4101 at http://iowapublicradio.org Violent Crime: One Victim’s Story