|Dates||December 15, 1961/January 1962|
|Location||Santa Rosa / San Francisco, California|
|Victims||Mildred and Jay Arneson|
|Conviction||First degree murder (paroled)|
|Appearance||Souls of Stone|
Iva Kroeger was a housewife with dreams of owning her own business, and took over her friend Mildred Arneson's motel in Santa Rosa, California. Iva murdered Mildred and buried the body in her basement, then claimed Mildred moved to Brazil and left her the motel. Shortly afterward, she also murdered Mildred's husband, Jay. Iva and her husband Ralph, whose role in the murders is unknown, were both convicted of first degree murder. Ralph died in prison, and Iva was released after serving 13 years.