Entries by Project Cold Case

Curtis Council

By: Bailie Staton   In the early hours of Sept. 2, 1994, Curtis Ricardo Council, 20, would be taken away from his new family forever. He had just arrived at his grandmother’s house from the Raines versus Ribault High School rivalry football game. Council and his friend Akbar Perkins, 20, received a page to Council’s […]

Kelli Chapple

By Sara Crouch   The lessening of the constant pain never comes easily – if at all — for the families of the murdered. But it’s even harder when there’s are few answer in a case that’s gone cold. That’s the case with Bernard Chapple, the father of then-23-year-old Kelli Chapple. “You know, they say […]

Joseph DiMare

By James Donlon   It was 3 a.m. on a cold winter night in Bradenton. Richard DiMare and his two brothers were fast asleep at their father’s farm. In the 1950s, winter farming meant lighting kerosene lamps and placing them between rows of tomato plants to ward off the frost. DiMare remembers his father waking […]

Ali Gilmore

By Alexia Carrasco   At 30-years-old, Tallahassee resident, Ali Gilmore, was finally able to check off her goals she worked so hard for. She landed a good job at the Florida Department of Health as an analyst, was pregnant with her first child, and had purchased her first home in a good community. All that […]

Anna Marie Mullin

By Chase Carle   Strawberry blonde hair, a beautiful smile and an infectiously friendly personality — those are just some of the ways friends and family describe Anna Marie Mullin. Sure, she’d had a hard life – a childhood filled with trauma and an adulthood filled with alcohol — but her generosity was never questioned.

Willie Coffee Sr.

By Jennifer Graham   He didn’t deserve to die like that. Willie Coffee Jr., also known as “Little Willie,” says his father was on the right track and trying to change his life. He was fighting the vicious cycle of addiction. Then someone came along and took Willie Coffee Sr.’s life.

Michael Cohen

By Matthew Farina   Michael Cohen Jr. loved his family. His father, Michael Cohen Sr., remembers this vividly. At an Arlington Country Day School first-grade piano recital, the elder Cohen said his only son stood on stage and gave an unexpected introduction. “Before sitting down to play his piece,” the retired U.S. Navy veteran recalls, […]

Shirley Badger Trenner

By Katherine Hamilton   Shirley Badger Trenner’s fascination for the new and exotic had always been obvious to those around her, whether it was owning one of the first microwaves, or trying new cuisines. Her interest in technology led her to work at a computer store in her retired years—but no one ever could’ve known […]