nebeeh hanania

Nebeeh Hanania

By Angie Villada

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

Nebeeh Hanania was a man who aimed high in life, worked hard, and loved his family. He lived the American Dream – a dream that shattered on Aug. 22, 1989, when someone entered his house and killed him while he was waiting for his daughter to come home.

The murder, which has never been solved, still tugs at the hearts of his family. They think of him daily and still hope and pray for justice. Read more

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Charles Ray Durden

by LaTrania Tolbert

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

One November morning two years ago, Annette Durden left her St. Augustine home to receive her weekly dialysis treatment. While en route to the hospital, she saw a vehicle nearly burned to ashes. She had no idea her son’s body would be found among the rubble. She’s been grieving since that day.

The night of the fire, some neighbors were alarmed by a loud bang on Spring Street near Fred Waters Way. The two victims inside were later identified as St. Augustine residents and friends, Charles Ray Durden Sr. and Steffon Larry. The deaths were ruled homicides and Police are still looking for leads. Annette Durden, the mother of Charles, wants the community to remember the life of her only son, “Juvie.” Read more

carol ann barrett

Carol Ann Barrett

By John Biasotti

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

In March of 1980, Claire Gilligan’s life was saved by her 18-year-old aunt, Carol Ann Barrett. Today, Claire Gilligan is also one of the few people who still remember her aunt. “My Aunt Carol was like a mom to me. I even called her ‘mom’ when she was still around. We were very close,” Gilligan said. Read more