Cold Case Spotlight – Richard Karis

On November 12, 2005, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Prince George’s County Police responded to the parking lot of a convenience store in the 4600 block of 68th Avenue in Landover, Maryland for a reported shooting. When officers arrived they found 30-year-old Richard Anthony “Ricky” Karis with multiple gunshot wounds. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Amparo Torres Arias

On Thursday, June 11, 1981 a foul odor coming from an apartment on SW 88th Street in Miami, Florida led to the discovery of the decomposing body of 29-year-old Amparo Torres Arias. She had been shot and killed by an unknown suspect(s) in her home. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Timmy Hart

In the early morning hours of December 24, 2006, Timothy Hart, 28, was walking home from work with three female friends. One of the women was Timmy’s pregnant girlfriend. As they walked eastbound in the alley in the 3100 block of West 63rd Street in Chicago, IL, two men approached the group and demanded their belongings. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Alonzo Thomas IV

Alonzo Thomas IV, 20, had just taken a phone call outside a house on Wayne Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri on April 5, 2014 when shots rang out. Alonzo, or “Zoe” as some called him, was seen by witnesses speaking to individuals in a white van or truck with a sliding passenger door and rusted rims before being shot. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Michelle Norris

On May 28, 1988, 7-year-old Michelle Norris went to play with family at the Capt. G. Harold Hunt School playground in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Michelle disappeared without anyone seeing or hearing her abduction. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Freddie Farah – Arrest Made

***** UPDATE – ARREST MADE *****

On May 16, 2017 the New Orleans Police Department arrested Johnie Miller, 60, on an out of state warrant for second-degree murder and attempted armed robbery in the 43-year-old cold case of Fuad “Freddie” Farah. The warrant was issued out of Jacksonville, Florida after the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit was able to match Miller’s fingerprints to items left at the scene. Detectives were also able to retrieve valuable information from a witness who was only 14 at the time of the botched robbery. Freddie Farah’s case was featured on our site in a Cold Case Spotlight back in April at the request of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in hopes of generating more information on the case. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Misty Lowder

On May 22, 2013, 35-year-old Misty Lowder disappeared without a trace from Pilot Point, Texas. She was last seen around 11:00pm as she reportedly left a house she was hired to clean and has not been heard from since. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Vickie Cook

On Saturday, June 30, 2001 police were called to the W. 27th Street apartment of 19-year-old Vickie Cook in Jacksonville, Florida. Officers arrived on the scene and found Vickie with a life threatening stab wound to her chest. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Ashleigh Love

Around 1:55am on October 6, 2009, an armed intruder entered the N. 64th Street family home of 19-year-old Ashleigh Love in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The unknown intruder proceeded to Ashleigh’s second floor bedroom where he shot her in the face as she slept. Read more

Cold Case Spotlight – Haley Smith

**UPDATE** On Monday, February 27, 2017, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Tiffany Higginbotham, 29. She is charged with leaving the scene of a traffic crash with a death. Read more