Entries by Project Cold Case

Cold Case Spotlight – Stephen Spina

Stephen Spina, 36, planned to spend his Monday off having lunch with his girlfriend and taking his 12-year-old daughter to a Yankees game. Neither ever happened. On September 17, 2007, Stephen  was stabbed to death in his Mamaroneck, NY apartment. With no signs of forced entry and nothing stolen from the home, it is very […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Karen Marchioni

Two days after Karen Marchioni’s 41st birthday she was found murdered in her own home. At 11:09am on Monday, October 8, 2001, Karen placed a 911 call to say she had been attacked in her Nelson Street apartment in Framingham, Massachusetts. When police and paramedics arrived they found Karen unresponsive and lying in a pool […]

Cold Case Spotlight – Derryck Harris

Around 2:15pm on January 19, 2014, 19-year-old Derryck Harris and his childhood friend, 19-year-old Lamar Broussard, got into Broussard’s car to drive up to the store. Within minutes of leaving they were ambushed by unknown suspect(s). Derryck and Lamar were both killed in the hail of gunfire that erupted at the intersection of 100th and […]

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 […]