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Bradla Cook

By Courtney Stringfellow

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

It was a Wednesday – the evening of Oct. 28, 2015.

Some families were coming home to cook meals, others were leaving to work the night shift.

In Bradla Cook’s kitchen, there was a pan on the stove, which wasn’t unusual. Around the room lay honeybee-related decor and school projects the 61-year-old’s grandchildren had gifted to her over the years. Read more

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Chris Devenny

By David Swets

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

To the average visitor, the worn coat seems little more than a vintage Orlando Magic jacket that employees at Bruster’s Ice Cream put on when they enter the walk-in cooler.

But that simple blue and black jacket hanging on a hook near the freezer is really the heart of the shop on the corner of Atlantic and Kernan boulevards.

It’s been at the store as long as it’s been open. It belonged to Chris Devenny, whose idea it was to open the ice cream shop that is now owned and operated by his family. Read more