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Iowa man sent to prison for life after brutally beating his grandma to death

This news story was published on December 28, 2020.
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DES MOINES – An Iowa man is guilty of brutally murdering his grandma and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

On June 26, 2018, co-workers of Cheryl Stowe contacted the Monona County Sheriff’s Office and requested that a welfare check be conducted at Cheryl Stowe’s residence because she did not show up for work that day. Monona County Deputies and Iowa State Troopers responded to the rural address of 13797 Oak Avenue, which lies between the towns of Ticonic and Castana, in North Central Monona County. Deputies and Troopers were not initially able to locate Cheryl Stowe at her residence.

On June 27, 2018, Monona County Deputies and Officers from the Iowa Department of Natural Recourses located a deceased body concealed in tape and a rug in a field approximately 1.5 miles from Cheryl Stowe’s residence. The body was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office for a forensic autopsy. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the body as 66 year-old Cheryl Stowe and concluded that the manner of death was homicide.

On November 20, 2018, Eliot Stowe was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder in Onawa, Iowa. Eliot Stowe is the grandson of Cheryl Stowe and resided at Cheryl’s residence during the time frame of the homicide.

This was a joint criminal investigation by the Monona County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office, the Monona County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Several agencies also provided assistance and support during the initial investigation to include the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Mapleton Police Department, and Whiting Police Department.

Stowe was found guilty of the crime of murder, as he allegedly beat his grandma to death with a baseball bat, according to reports. A judge has sentenced him to life in prison with no chance of parole.


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3 Responses to Iowa man sent to prison for life after brutally beating his grandma to death

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Gotta love those big corporations that bring in these retarded bastards.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Looks like he should be swinging thru the trees nibbling on a banana.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Eliot should be suspended by a rope around his neck, from a big tall tree in the center of town.

    And left there for the crows to dine on.