Mildred Clemenson
Mildred Clemenson

November 4, 2015

AGE: 81

DIED: NOV. 9, 1998

Hometown: Kensett

Mildred “Millie” Adaline Clemenson was found brutally slain on Nov. 11, 1998 inside her rural Kensett mobile home. An autopsy indicated Clemenson died from blunt force trauma to the head and had been dead for two days before family members reported her death to authorities, despite the fact she had a plane ticket to fly to Arizona on Nov. 10. On the day of her death, she’d allegedly gone to the bank to cash in a large bond.

Clemenson’s only child, adopted daughter Marcia Patton, had moved her family into the main home and moved Clemenson into the mobile home next to the farmhouse the year prior to Clemenson’s death.

Clemenson had just recently become the executor of the estate for her late stepmother. Upon Clemenson’s death, Patton immediately assumed the position as executor. Clemenson’s death “made her adopted daughter a millionaire,” a family member told Iowa Cold Cases.