Entries by Project Cold Case

Mary Petersen

By Karassa Stinchcomb This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. A pony-themed birthday party on May 25, 2002, was the last birthday Mary Futrill Petersen was able to spend with her 5-year-old daughter. Three days later, her then 8-year-old son awoke around […]

Nancy Jo Canode

By Brett Raynor This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. It has been 37 long years since the brutal murder of Nancy Jo Canode, a mother of three, whose children are trying everything they can to bring their mother’s killer to justice. 

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 […]

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 […]

Glenda Trucks

By Corey Stevens This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. At the time she died, many in Jacksonville knew the name of Glenda Dixie Trucks. They might have seen her at her family’s auto radio business, Auto-Radio Service Inc. on Philips Highway. […]

Jillian Berrios

By Andrea Davis This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. It was 5:39 a.m. The sun hadn’t even come up yet. After a night of dancing and celebrating the birthday of a Jacksonville friend, all Jillian Berrios wanted to do was go […]

Taurus Dawson

By Alex Toth This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. Mindi Dawson Skeith will never forget driving her brother to Tulsa Welding School on his first day. She will never forget how his face lit up when a counselor asked him what […]

Jason Pelishek

By Michael Card This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. Two Secret Service agents in black suits greeted Jessie Mckinnon at the door of her home outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after she returned from a routine day at work. The two men […]

Willie James Jackson

By Steven Thompson This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. It’s been nearly a decade since Willie James Jackson was murdered on the streets of the city in which he grew up. Yet police are no closer to solving the crime than […]

Robert, Helen, Joy Sims

By: Brianna Bartlett This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.   “Something terrible has happened, please come,” Norma Jeannette Sims pleaded with a Tallahassee funeral home ambulance service. She stood in her parents’ bedroom overlooking the bound bodies of her father lying […]