Dennis Michael Clougherty

Dennis Michael Clougherty

Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 12 Aug 1974 (aged 23)
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 129722890 · View Source
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SOURCES: North Hills PA News Record, 14 Aug 1974; SSDI record; Military record; Iowa Cold Cases website (

Dennis Clougherty left his apartment in Madison WI about 4 p.m. on Aug. 12, 1974. He was hitchhiking to Torrington WY to pick up the motorcycle he had left in Wyoming for repairs after it broke down. He was murdered that evening and his body found off U.S. Route 20 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the next morning, about 200 miles from his apartment.

Dennis was from Hampton PA and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a 1968 graduate of Bishop's Latin School in Pittsburgh PA and a 1971 graduate of Dayton University with a BS in industrial engineering. In 1973, Dennis entered graduate school at the University of Wisconsin studying urban redevelopment and planning. He would have graduated the next year with a masters degree in industrial engineering.

Dennis left his parents Mark A. and Mary Clougherty; and brothers M. James, Christopher D., Brian P., John A. and Michael J.

Dennis Clougherty's murder was never solved . If you have any information about this case, please contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010, or contact the Cedar Falls Police Department at (319) 273-8612.

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