Ruben Lara, Jr

Birth
Death 8 Dec 2000 (aged 40)
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 142253272 · View Source
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Ruben Lara Jr., a 40-year-old construction worker who lived at 3450 Ellington St. in Waterloo, was killed in a hit-and-run homicide early Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2000, while walking along Highway 218 south of Shaulis Road.

Officials estimated Lara had been hit sometime around 2 a.m.

A Texas native and father of three, Lara lived in the mobile home park near the intersection of Orange Road and Highway 218 -- about one mile from where his body was found.

Investigators believe he was walking north toward Waterloo when he was hit sometime after that and before 2:13 a.m. Lara was not carrying any identification, and police identified the body after Lara's wife reported him missing at 1 p.m. Friday.

Ruben Lara Jr. was born July 2, 1960.

This Iowa cold case remains unsolved. For more information visit: https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/ruben-lara/


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  • Created by: Jody Ewing
  • Added: 5 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 142253272
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruben Lara, Jr (2 Jul 1960–8 Dec 2000), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142253272, ; Maintained by Jody Ewing (contributor 47271115) Unknown.