This week we are going to pause from our usual Cold Case Spotlight and focus on justice. Or, as the case may be, the lack thereof. Sometimes, as families of unsolved homicide victims, we get caught up in believing that an arrest automatically means justice for our loved one.
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When Rachel Galbreath did not show up for work on May 9, 2014, her coworkers went to her apartment just a short distance away to check on her. Inside they found 33-year-old Rachel deceased on the floor in a pool of blood. The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide after the autopsy revealed multiple injuries […]
Just after midnight on October 13, 1995, Cecil “Pat” McMinn, 31, left his house to work the overnight shift at the Kings Road Post Office in Jacksonville, Florida. He never made it to work. His body was found later that morning.
D’Lisa Michelle Kelley, 24, walked out of her grandmother’s home in Dallas, Texas on March 7, 2014 around 4:30pm to attend a friend’s wake. A little after 6:00pm, D’Lisa’s sister received an inadvertent phone call indicating D’Lisa was in trouble.
On August 14, 2004, 78-year-old cattle rancher, Cleo Burdette’s battered body was found in his own home in Sissonville, West Virginia. The day before, witnesses say that Mr. Burdette had gone to an auction to sell cattle and his killer may have seen the victim with a substantial amount of money, leading detectives to suspect robbery as a […]
Just six days after celebrating her 20th birthday, Lacey Claire Gaines was found murdered in her own apartment in Justice, Illinois. On December 7, 2009 the boyfriend of Lacey Gaines walked into the apartment they shared and found her body. Lacey was discovered both stabbed and strangled,
It has been almost 42 years since Joseph Davis was shot and killed while driving a taxicab for the business he also owned, Diamond Cab Company, in Jacksonville, Florida. On October 2, 1974 around 7:00pm, Davis was dispatched to pick up a fare at a Pizza Hut on Lem Turner Road. By 7:10pm the passenger was picked […]
This week we share two victims from one family. Cedrick James Herbert and Nathan Morgan, Jr. were cousins and close friends. They were also fathers, sons, brothers, friends and cared for by many. Both are also the victims of separate unsolved homicides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
On Sunday, June 29, 2014 a passer-by found the body of 36-year-old Rebekah “Becky” Bletsch on the side of Automobile Road in Muskegon County, Michigan. Becky was less than a mile from her home and found along her usual jogging route. Originally thought to be the victim of a hit and run, investigators discovered that Becky had actually been […]
On March 20, 2010 at 5:45pm, 16-year old Tiphne Hollis was shot and killed at the intersection of Calvin Street and Belfort Street on the westside of Jacksonville, Florida. According to a story written on the Tiphne Hollis Foundation website; Tiphne and 4 other young women were lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood when someone opened fire on their […]