Entries by Project Cold Case

Melissa Ellison

By Sara Crouch This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. Christmas was always the most wonderful time of the year for the Taylor family – two parents and five beautiful daughters who called Jacksonville home. The family matriarch, Catherine, loved every minute […]

Jim Murray

By Joseph Manuola This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. In 1973, Jim Murray lost his father. He became the family patriarch, taking care of his siblings and making sure everyone had what they needed to survive. By the time he was […]

Edgar Lee Hill

By Alfred Nairn This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.   Once a Marine, always a Marine: that’s how Edgar Lee Hill carried himself throughout his life. Known by his loved ones as “Eddie,” the Marine and Vietnam veteran was described as […]

Kenneth Felton

By Erin Garnett This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.   October 20, 2015 was Kenneth Felton’s last day on earth. He was only 23. Since then, his mother, Keasha Jennings, has been doing everything in her power to keep in contact […]

Tyvon Nicole Whitford

By Jessica May This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.   “Our family is a chain and she was the link that held us all together. Now that link is forever missing,” said Dale Whitford, the mother of Tyvon Nicole Whitford. Tyvon […]

Kelly Giorgianni

By: DeAndre Pearson This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. It has been two decades since the lives of the Giorgianni family changed forever. It was February 1999 when Kelly Giorgianni’s half-clothed body was discovered by a woman picking up beer bottles […]

Keith Dinkins

By Jada Solomon This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. Keith Dinkins was an intelligent and ambitious young man. He had many dreams and was well on his way to making a good life for himself and his family. He loved his […]

Valerie Ames

By Zachary Sampley This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. It’s August 10, 1996 – a Saturday afternoon. A woman enters her father’s apartment. He’s in jail, and she wants to check on things and make sure all doors are locked. She […]

Ricardo Tillman, Jr.

By Johnakeshia Thompson This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. It’s been 19 years, but Ricardo Tillman, Sr. still cherishes the memories of his son. Tillman says not a day goes by that he and his wife don’t think about their son […]

Tina Heins

By Alex Toth This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. This month will mark 25 years since Tina Sue Heins was brutally murdered in her apartment. In the early morning hours on April 17, 1994, the Livernash family of Wisconsin Rapids received […]