December 23, 2015

Scott M. Tompkins

Age: 23

Died: November 29, 1995

Hometown: Muscatine, Iowa

Scott M. Tompkins, 23, was shot Nov. 29, 1995, while stopped to fix his windshield wipers at the intersection of Park Avenue and Harrison Street in Muscatine. Tompkins was found wounded at 9:43 p.m. only blocks from the Hardee’s restaurant where he worked as the assistant manager. His coworkers described him as a nice young man without an enemy in the world. Investigators said the homicide was not related to Tompkins’ job.

Tompkins’ mother stated her son wasn’t happy with the increased gang presence in Muscatine and that he was stalked prior to his murder.

In February 2010, Muscatine Police said they hoped new technology would provide the key to charging someone with Tompkins’ murder.