Case Spotlights

nebeeh hanania

Nebeeh Hanania

By Angie Villada

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

Nebeeh Hanania was a man who aimed high in life, worked hard, and loved his family. He lived the American Dream – a dream that shattered on Aug. 22, 1989, when someone entered his house and killed him while he was waiting for his daughter to come home.

The murder, which has never been solved, still tugs at the hearts of his family. They think of him daily and still hope and pray for justice. Read more

charles durden jr

Charles Ray Durden

by LaTrania Tolbert

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

One November morning two years ago, Annette Durden left her St. Augustine home to receive her weekly dialysis treatment. While en route to the hospital, she saw a vehicle nearly burned to ashes. She had no idea her son’s body would be found among the rubble. She’s been grieving since that day.

The night of the fire, some neighbors were alarmed by a loud bang on Spring Street near Fred Waters Way. The two victims inside were later identified as St. Augustine residents and friends, Charles Ray Durden Sr. and Steffon Larry. The deaths were ruled homicides and Police are still looking for leads. Annette Durden, the mother of Charles, wants the community to remember the life of her only son, “Juvie.” Read more

carol ann barrett

Carol Ann Barrett

By John Biasotti

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class

In March of 1980, Claire Gilligan’s life was saved by her 18-year-old aunt, Carol Ann Barrett. Today, Claire Gilligan is also one of the few people who still remember her aunt. “My Aunt Carol was like a mom to me. I even called her ‘mom’ when she was still around. We were very close,” Gilligan said. Read more

mike siegrist

Mike Siegrist

By Lauren Willins

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

Brittany Seidenstricker’s favorite memory of her cousin is him dyeing her hair blue and giving her a Mohawk.

Michael Siegrist, Mike for short, was like a brother to her, she said.

“I remember that grin,” Seidenstricker said. “I miss his smile and laugh the most.” Read more

pamela andrews

Pamela Andrews

By Kevin Beaugrand

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

At one o’clock in the morning, December 17, 1984, Vivian Andrews woke to pray for her five sisters. Read more

keisha murray

Keisha Murray

By Paolo Cesar

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

Keisha Murray lost her life to an unknown assailant July 7, 2013. For her family, especially her sisters Julia Clover and Ericka, their entire family fell apart. Read more

anthony stinson

Anthony Stinson Jr.

By Amanda Allan

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

What started off as a seemingly normal Saturday years ago will forever be engraved into the minds of Anthony Stinson Sr. and his family.

It was May 18, 2013 when Anthony Stinson Jr. decided to visit his grandmother. As he left her house that day, around 4:30pm, he was shot multiple times in the back in a drive-by shooting. He was in critical condition when police arrived and rushed to the hospital where he then died due to the injuries. It was just weeks before his 21st birthday. To this day, the killer has still not been caught. Read more

mary petersen

Mary Petersen

By Karassa Stinchcomb

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

A pony-themed birthday party on May 25, 2002, was the last birthday Mary Futrill Petersen was able to spend with her 5-year-old daughter.

Three days later, her then 8-year-old son awoke around 7:30 a.m. to tell his mom he was hungry but when he went to rouse her, she wasn’t breathing. The frantic boy tried to call 911.

When he found the phone was not working, he dressed himself and his sister and went to a neighbor’s house to beg for help. Read more

nancy jo canode

Nancy Jo Canode

By Brett Raynor

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

It has been 37 long years since the brutal murder of Nancy Jo Canode, a mother of three, whose children are trying everything they can to bring their mother’s killer to justice.  Read more

bradla cook

Bradla Cook

By Courtney Stringfellow

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.

It was a Wednesday – the evening of Oct. 28, 2015.

Some families were coming home to cook meals, others were leaving to work the night shift.

In Bradla Cook’s kitchen, there was a pan on the stove, which wasn’t unusual. Around the room lay honeybee-related decor and school projects the 61-year-old’s grandchildren had gifted to her over the years. Read more