A former eastern Iowa couple, now living in Los Angeles, are back home to show a documentary they’ve made about one of the most mysterious unsolved crimes in Iowa history. Kelly Rundle is originally from the Quad Cities area. Tammy is from Waterloo. Still, Kelly Rundle says the 1912 murders in southwest Iowa are fascinating to them. There was a lot of material available, like court records, but not photographs. Rundle says they didn’t try to solve the crime, but they did eliminate some suspects. They used present day techniques, like forensic experts, to look at grand jury testimony relating to the crime scene. They even presented a new suspect. Rundle says they were fortunate enough to talk with some local residents who recalled details of the crime. About ten years ago, there were about 12 elderly women that remembered the events and were invaluable to the Randles. And while there are other accounts of the murders, Rundle says no one has gone to the lengths his film has gone to. The Moore family of six, and two visiting children, were murdered. Although there were two primary suspects at the time of the murders, only a traveling minister was charged with the crime. He was acquitted twice. The film will be show in 24 cities over five states, including this Sunday (August 1st) at 7p.m. at the Oster Regent Theatre in Cedar Falls. They say there are plans for a national cable broadcast and home video distribution next year.
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