Cold Cases

This is a general discussion thread for cold cases, cold case innovations, or possibly to break out into a thread, if the interest goes that way.
1998 sexual assault cold case solved with blood sample from suspect’s autopsy The suspect died in 2014, but his fingerprint and blood sample matched DNA collected in 1998 West Falls Church VA Aug. 17, 1998 the suspect appeared as an exterminator and forced entry into a 32-year-old woman's home. The man threatened the victim with a gun and sexually assaulted her before she jumped two stories from a balcony to escape. DNA and fingerprints were taken as evidence from the scene, but the...
Hello Crimewatchers! I am so glad to be back after that little hiatus during the new year! I have some news to share with everyone concerning TCCF, and because of the awesomeness that CW has offered toward my project, I am happy to release some things in advance of tomorrow's important announcement. 1. We Ran Into A Little Problem: TCCF has always been the place for Daisy and I to discuss cold cases that rarely ever get the attention that they deserved. We tried our best to help bring these...
This is a general thread for short discussions on very old unsolved cold cases. Please note that if the case starts an active discussion, moderators may create a new thread highlighting said case.
Texas father still looking for answers, justice in 2010 death of Hailey Dunn https://www.reporternews.com/story/news/2019/12/27/father-clint-dunn-seeks-answers-death-hailey-dunn-colorado-city-texas-2010-cold-case/2752190001/ The disappearance of 13-year-old middle school student Hailey Dunn in Colorado City hits its nine-year anniversary this month with her father, Clint Dunn, still looking for answers. "I feel like I'm left in the darkness because law enforcement is not communicating...
Carol Ryan was last seen on September 1, 1996 leaving East Room Bar off of James Street at approximately 2 a.m. Several hours later she was found seriously injured and left to die on Route 91 in Jamesville, NY. Carol was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries after five hours of surgery. Authorities stated that Carol had been brutally beaten and somebody had inserted an explosive device into her vagina. No one was been charged in this case.
Just starting another thread since one hasn't been re-started since the crash of '20. The SFPD said, soon after the GSK was nabbed, that they'd use a similar technique with the Zodiac's DNA. Due to the amount of time that has passed, I'm assuming nothing came of it.
Faith was a 19-year-old junior at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill when, on the morning of Sept. 7, 2012, a returning roommate discovered her body in a bedroom of the off-campus apartment they shared, according to the roommate's 911 call. An autopsy revealed Faith died after a severe beating to the head; investigators believed the weapon was an empty but unbroken bottle of Bacardi peach-flavored rum found at the scene, covered in blood. From that moment on, police have...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Amy_Mihaljevic Amy Renee Mihaljevic (December 11, 1978 – October 27, 1989) was a ten-year-old American elementary school student who was kidnapped and murdered in the U.S. state of Ohio in 1989. Her murder case received national attention. The story of her unsolved kidnapping and murder was presented by John Walsh on the television show America's Most Wanted during the program's early years. To date, her killer has not been found, yet the case remains...
Heidi Nicole Preston last seen at the Southern Comfort Saloon on Highway 544 on August 29th, 1987. Her body was found floating in the Waccamaw River near Lee's Landing the following day. She had been struck with an instrument in the back of the head. https://www.crimewatchers.net/media/heidi-nicole-preston-last-seen-at-the-southern-comfort-saloon-on-august-29th-1987-her-murdered-body-was-later-found-floating-in-the-waccamaw-river.869/ added media link: WHO KILLED HEIDI PRESTON in 1987...
Back in 1996 three witnesses told deputies they saw Jack walking with someone before he was stabbed. The witnesses told investigators it looked like jack and the guy knew each other. But a few moments later they heard someone yelling. They described Mr. Robinson the older gentleman of the two retreating. He was also heard making the statement I’ll give you money, I have money. Moments later Mr. Robinson came running out of that area that they’d seen a fight he was clutching his abdomen...
On July 13th, 2012 Elizabeth Collins, age 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook, age 10, went for a bike ride in Evansdale. The two never returned and their abandoned bikes were later located on a trail in the southeast corner of Meyers Lake later in that day. A large search was executed in Evansdale and their disappearance was investigated by local, state and federal officials. On December 5th, 2012 hunters in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Park discovered the bodies of Elizabeth and Lyric. Seven...
Darlene Messer was working the night shift at the Suwannee Swifty convenience store in Lake City, Florida on September 18th, 1989. Shortly after a group of correctional officers departed the store around 12:55am, she was abducted. She put up a hell of a fight, as the store was cluttered and things were knocked down. A trail of money led to the parking lot. It was as if the motive was not robbery; however a few items from the store was noted to be missing (cigarette lighters, etc.). Though...
Links to the unidentified victims of Gacy 954UMIL 955UMIL 956UMIL 957UMIL 958UMIL http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/962umil.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Kearney Victims 1 "John Doe" 1 19 Spring, 1962 N/A Driven to a deserted area, shot in the head, & sodomized postmortem. 2 "John Doe" 2 16 1962 N/A Driven to the same location as the first victim, shot in the head, & sodomized postmortem. According to Kearney, this victim was the younger cousin of his first victim.[10] 3 "Mike" 18 ??? ??? Shot in the back of the head & sodomized postmortem. 4 "George" ??? Dec. 1968 Jul. 8, 1977 Shot in the head...
ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY - AURORA, COLORADO — FBI Details: The pictured clothing/belongings were recovered during a search of a serial offender’s tractor trailer cab (additional items were recovered that are not pictured). The offender has been linked to multiple homicide/missing person cases from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. As a long-haul truck driver, the offender has been through over 30 states at various times. Therefore, investigators are asking the public to review the items and...
The night was the night of August 13, 1997. Angel (Georgia's sister) told Dateline that she later discovered that Georgia and a friend had been hanging out when Georgia received a page on her pager and called the number back. Sometime later, the friend walked Georgia to a gas station near the intersection of Sebastopol Road and Dutton Avenue in Santa Rosa, where the friend said Georgia left with an unidentified man. It was the last time she was seen alive. More than a week later, on August...
https://grimhappenings.com/the-redhead-murders As per the name, the Redhead Murders is the name given to the six to eleven unsolved murders of redheaded women along major highways in the United States in the 1980s. These victims were often prostitutes or hitchhikers, and many were never identified due to an inability to find a family to verify their identities. Due to the locations of the victims’ bodies, many speculated that the murderer was a truck driver. The first death that was later...
This case is technically "solved"; however, many questions remain (not the least of which is: was an innocent men executed?). I was living in Waco for several years; left a couple of months before this happened. I knew Vic Feazell casually- he was having trysts w/ my room mate. My impression of him was/is *smarmy*- not just because he was married & screwing around, but because he literally came across that way- just exuded ego, anything for attention, nasty personality in general. Also, the...
After a decade, knowing didn’t bring relief Melissa Baum wears a silver necklace holding a small silver pendant with a ruby. Contained within the pendant are half the remains of her daughter, Lindsey. It’s been 10 years since Lindsey disappeared during a 10-minute walk to her home in McCleary on a hot summer evening June 26, 2009. It’s been a little more than a year since Melissa Baum was told her daughter’s partial remains had been found hundreds of miles away in the middle of the state...
Tip Roeder was screaming. The successful attorney was on his hands and knees on the sidewalk in front of a condo on South Holt Avenue in Beverly Grove, yelling for help. A nearby store clerk had heard three shots and Roeder’s cries, and rushed over to the scene. It was soon evident to the clerk why 60-year-old Roeder was yelling: he had been shot in the stomach. The wound killed him. There was more horror to be discovered on that sunny June afternoon in 1981. Sprawled in the lobby of the...
ROBERT & FRIEDA WHEATLEY Cases # 88-88210 & # 88-88211 View KPTV's story on this Cold Case. On August 29, 1988, police responded to a welfare check at 2612 N. Holman, which was called in by the granddaughter of the occupants of that residence. Police entered the residence where they discovered the bodies of Robert Wheatley, 61, and Frieda Wheatley, 69, in the basement. The medical examiner determined the cause of death as strangulation. Detectives believe that the Wheatley’s died on...
Spangler was an actress and a dancer mainly noted for small film roles in the 1940s. She left her home in the Wiltshire district of Los Angeles, California on October 7, 1949 at approximately 5:00 p.m., en route to a farmer's market. She lived with her young daughter, Christine, her mother, her brother and her sister-in-law at the time. Spangler told her sister-in-law that she was meeting her former husband, Dexter Benner, to discuss a possible increase in child support payments on his part...
Amy Gellert had just returned from church and pulled into the driveway of her family’s home in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on March 20, 1994, when a nightmare unfolded with savage fury. As Gellert stepped out of her car, her stepfather, Bob Lehton, sprinted from the front door of their house — drenched in blood. Running behind him was a man in a black ski mask clutching a dagger and a gun. The attacker had already stabbed both Lehton and Gellert’s mother, Bunny, and was now headed straight for...

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