On October 10, 1987 at approximately 8:45 AM, a fisherman discovered the body of a young white male lying on the sandy beach area of Maus Park in Dubuque, IA. Upon police arrival the individual was found to be deceased and was ultimately identified as 15-year old, Kenny Joe Johnson.
At the time of his death, Kenny Joe was a resident at Hillcrest Family Services and attended Central Alternative High School. Kenny Joe was originally from the Davenport area and had been in town for approximately one month prior to his death.
Through the investigation it was determined that Kenny Joe died of unnatural causes. To date hundreds of leads have been identified and followed up on. Despite this, the offender(s) responsible for Kenny Joe’s death remain unknown. This investigation remains open and anyone with information regarding the death of Kenny Joe Johnson is asked to contact the Dubuque Police Department.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Cpl Chris Gorrell at 563-587-3806 or by email