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Writing a book on Grundy County Sheriff John Meyer and murderer Buddy Beckwith

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JAC

Overland Park, KS

#1 Jun 20, 2006
Hello,

I am writing a book on the above=mentioned. If anyone in the Morrison area knew Buddy Beckwith or have a first-hand account of the murder, I would like to interview them.

Thank you,

J Custer
A Brooks

Cedar Falls, IA

#2 Sep 1, 2006
I am related to the victims of the Morrison Murder. I am originally from Cedar Falls and currently live in Los Angeles. I am a film maker considering making a film about the situation. Email me, if you like. [email protected]
Brooke

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Jun 22, 2008
Did you ever find any info on this? and why were you going to write a book on such a topic?
JAC wrote:
Hello,
I am writing a book on the above=mentioned. If anyone in the Morrison area knew Buddy Beckwith or have a first-hand account of the murder, I would like to interview them.
Thank you,
J Custer
JLL

Ankeny, IA

#4 Sep 17, 2008
I am on the other side of the coin, the Beckwith family. I have heard a little, all of it second hand. I do know that most of your first-hand witnesses are probably deceased by now. Wasn't he the last man who was executed in Iowa? AGain, all of this is third and fourth hand but my children have asked and I haven't an answer for them. So, when you receive information, if you wouldn't mind sharing.........thank you
Independent Thinker

Luxembourg

#5 Sep 21, 2008
Hello
Independent Thinker

Luxembourg

#6 Sep 21, 2008
Hello again... I'm a religious MORON.
Independent Thinker

Creston, IA

#7 Oct 19, 2008
Independent Thinker wrote:
Hello again... I'm a religious MORON.
I am not religious!
Jeanie

Eldora, IA

#8 Feb 1, 2010
I also am interested in that murder. I have an aunt and a cousin that testified at the trial. They are both still living in the area. Would like to know more about your book.
stewart stedman

Carroll, IA

#9 Apr 10, 2010
Jeanie wrote:
I also am interested in that murder. I have an aunt and a cousin that testified at the trial. They are both still living in the area. Would like to know more about your book.
Edward buddy beckwith was my wifes granpas brother we know an extensive amount of buddy let us know what you would like to know.
Hawkeyesas

United States

#10 May 29, 2011
My aunt was Irma Jean Stahlhut, the murder victim of Buddy Beckwith. Her son lives in the Kansas City area.

fyi
myrna

Kingston, Canada

#11 Aug 14, 2011
JAC wrote:
Hello,
I am writing a book on the above=mentioned. If anyone in the Morrison area knew Buddy Beckwith or have a first-hand account of the murder, I would like to interview them.
Thank you,
J Custer
What date was this murder?
myrna

Kingston, Canada

#12 Aug 14, 2011
What date was this murder>
matt n

United States

#13 Oct 14, 2011
He was my grandmas uncle.
T Esquivel

Marshalltown, IA

#14 May 17, 2012
Q. Many years ago in a Morrison
a young mother was murdered in
the family-owned tavern. What
was her name and was her murderer
ever caught?
One of the most gripping
news stories of the late ’40s and
early ’50s was the arrest, conviction
and eventual hanging of
Edward “Buddy” Beckwith for
the murder of a Morrison tavern
worker. Beckwith was a Waterloo
factory worker accused of the
mutilation slaying of Irma Jean
Stahlhut, 22, in the Morrison tavern
owned by her husband on the
night of June 23, 1949. Her body
was found in the walk-in cooler.
kdka - Iowa

Maiden Rock, WI

#15 Dec 27, 2012
Did you ever write this book? If so, would like to visit with you. Thank you.
Dean

Olathe, KS

#16 Jan 6, 2014
JAC wrote:
Hello,
I am writing a book on the above=mentioned. If anyone in the Morrison area knew Buddy Beckwith or have a first-hand account of the murder, I would like to interview them.
Thank you,
J Custer
I am the son of the lady that he mudered.I would like to see what you have & share what I know.
ekarmst

Ames, IA

#17 Mar 15, 2016
Irma Jean Stahlhut was the woman Buddy Beckwith raped and murdered. She was my grandfather's sister. I would be interested in knowing more about this.
Gundy

Johnston, IA

#18 Jun 21, 2016
ekarmst wrote:
Irma Jean Stahlhut was the woman Buddy Beckwith raped and murdered. She was my grandfather's sister. I would be interested in knowing more about this.
My mother was Irma Jean's cousin, I believe. Irma was a Klensman, though this spelling may be wrong. You can contact the Waterloo Daily Courier of Waterloo Iowa for a complete article on that murder. It has pictures and everything. You might even give the newspaper a call.
jldavis408303

Schaumburg, IL

#19 Aug 29, 2016
I would like to hear if this book was written. She was my great grandpa klenzman's sister and even though it wasn't really talked about I had always known the story of what happened to her.
Candice

Olathe, KS

#20 Mar 12, 2017
jldavis408303 wrote:
I would like to hear if this book was written. She was my great grandpa klenzman's sister and even though it wasn't really talked about I had always known the story of what happened to her.
She is my grandma. Until today I didn't know the full story. My dad was the little boy that slept in the room when it happened. I agree it was not talked about. I'd love to know if it got written

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