• Rod Kackley

The Iowa Murders: A Shocking True Crime Story


"Murder begins where self-defense ends"

Danton’s Death by Georg Büchner


Someone you know or even love is the person who will kill you. Usually, that’s true. But that is not what happened in 2018 to two college students in Iowa.


Two young women who had everything to live for, killed by two men with nothing to lose. Completely random attacks. Neither case had anything else in common except they both shocked the nation and even the world.


What’s worse, being murdered by a loved one or a stranger who jumps out of the bushes when you are most vulnerable?


Previously published as We’ll Find You and Let’s Do Murder, The Iowa Murders tells the shocking true crime stories of the senseless deaths of Mollie Tibbetts and Celia Barquin Arozamena.


When Mollie Tibbetts disappeared on July 18,  2018, her mother, Laura Calderwood, promised she would never quit searching.

 For five weeks in the summer of 2018, she searched, and the whole world watched Brooklyn, Iowa because this was more than a murder story — it also became one of the top political stories of 2018.


Then, just after her killer led police to Mollie’s body, hidden in a cornfield, news of another shocking, senseless homicide came from Iowa. 


Celia Barquin Arozamena was ready to begin the next phase of her life, including a professional career and marriage. 


Collin Richards only wanted a woman to rape and murder. 


Celia had everything to live for, and Collin had nothing to lose.  


They would come together one day in September 2018. 

Only one would survive. 


The Iowa Murders is the shocking true crime story of two communities and two families coming to grips with the worst crime imaginable, knowing that even if the killer’s put behind bars today, another could be waiting tomorrow. 


The Iowa Murders: A Shocking True Crime Story is a heartbreaking, gripping, page-turning thriller that you won’t want to miss.

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