Entries by Project Cold Case

Cold Case Spotlight – Scharod Fleming

On January 17, 2004, 15-year-old Scharod Fleming attended a teen dance party at the YMCA in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Around 10:30pm police arrived after 2 fights had broken out and spilled into the street. The officers left a short time later thinking that the situation had been defused. At 11:50pm, as […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Kristen Wilson

On November 27, 1996, the day before Thanksgiving, 29-year-old Kristen Wilson returned to her apartment in southwest Houston with last minute groceries for the family holiday dinner planned at her grandmother’s house the next day. After putting away the groceries she went to change close in her bedroom and was attacked by an unknown intruder.

Cold Case Spotlight – Diane Schofield

Diane Schofield, 21, was found on July 10, 1975 in the trunk of her car in a parking lot near the Des Moines airport. Her wrists and ankles were bound and she had been strangled with a strip of knotted cloth. Investigators do not believe robbery was the motive, as Diane was found with a […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Arnold Hayes

In 1972 Arnold Hayes was running for Sheriff of Maries County in Vienna, Missouri. In July of that year, while sitting outside his home, Arnold Hayes was ambushed, shot and killed. Two men where arrested in connection to Arnold’s murder but were later released “pending further investigation”. Despite the evidence investigators did have, no one […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Robert Placencia

On August 7, 2006, around 10:23pm, Robert Placencia, 17, was gunned down while walking home from his father’s house, in the Meadowvie​w area of Sacramento, California. Robert’s murder was the first of three in that area over a 30 hour stretch but detectives do not believe Robert’s shooting was connected to the two others. It […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Nacomie Freeman

On Thursday, June 24, 2004, Nacomie Freeman, 24, was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the stomach in the 1600 block of W. Denton Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Witnesses stated that Nacomie had been pushed out of dark colored truck and left for dead. Detectives have some leads but need the public to come […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Michael Watkins

Michael Watkins is described, by those who knew and loved him, as “work-aholic” with “no enemies” but on December 8, 2009 he was the victim of a still unsolved murder. Michael called police on that Tuesday evening to say he’d been attacked while working late at BJ’s Novelty on Arcade Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. When […]

Guest Blogger – Kathy Marks

From time to time Project Cold Case will showcase a guest blogger. Sometimes the blogger will feature a cold case to spotlight,  sometimes they will provide insight into investigation techniques and sometimes grief recovery approach. As opportunities present themselves we will provide our readers any and all information we feel is helpful. This week we […]