Case Spotlights

Cold Case Task Force Legislation Update

First, I’d like to thank all those that have been supportive of our push for cold case legislation in the state of Florida. Last week I traveled to Tallahassee to attend the Senate Criminal Justice Committee meeting, which had added our SB 1482 – Cold Case Task Force bill to their agenda. Senator Aaron Bean, our senate sponsor, introduced the bill and some facts appropriate to explain why the bill is necessary. At that point I was able to stand up and speak for a few minutes about the bill, it’s importance and why I am pushing for cold case legislation.  The committee members were all extremely attentive and respectful and I realized quickly that they were not going to need a lecture or even much convincing. They were going to support the bill and pass it on to the next committee with little discussion. And with the exception of one, less than thought out, objection (from an individual that has made a name for himself by attending all committee meetings and opposing most bills) the committee unanimously passed the bill through Criminal Justice and onto Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice.

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Cold Case Spotlight – Thomas “TJ” Nunley

This week we bring you the unsolved murder of 19 year old Thomas “TJ” Nunely. On December 9, 2012, TJ went for walk in his Arlington neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL. He was found, deceased, on the side of Ft. Caroline Road a short time later with a single gunshot wound. TJ had not been robbed and had no known enemies. In a seemingly random act of violence, TJ’s life was taken and with it his dreams, goals and ambitions. TJ’s family has fought for 2+ years to bring attention to his case and to bring his murderer to justice. They are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of TJ’s killer. Please help share TJ’s story and see if we can assist in bringing TJ’s loving family some form of earthly justice.

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Cold Case Spotlight – Tina McQuaig

Tina Marie McQuaig was a 27 year old wife and mother when she went missing after leaving her job at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL on March 15, 2000. Her car was found a few days later in a Walmart parking lot. On December 26, 2002 a survey crew found human remains in the woods near Cecil Field. DNA later confirmed the remains were McQuaig and the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.

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Cold Case Spotlight – Joshua Delaney

Joshua “Josh” Delaney was our first case submission from someone we didn’t know. Within hours of our site going live, Josh’s family reached out for help. It is a scenario we hope to duplicate many times. If you have lost a loved one to an unsolved homicide please submit their case info to us through our Case Submission page.

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Cold Case Spotlight – Carrie Singer

Click here to view the latest update on Carrie Singer’s case, including information on her case being featured on Discovery Channel’s Killing Fields.  Click here to view all our Cold Case Spotlights
This edition of our Cold Case Spotlight takes us to Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Carrie Singer, a beloved daughter, sister and friend, was found dumped in a field in rural Virginia on July 1, 2004. For almost 11 years now Carrie’s family has prayed, fought and begged for answers. Our hope is that someone will see this post and come forward with information. Carrie and her family deserve answers and justice.  Read more
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Cold Case Spotlight – Cliff Backmann

Each week, or as time permits, we will feature a cold case that has been submitted through our Case Submission page. Cases will be posted in the order they are submitted and are subject to confirmation before being posted.

Our first unsolved homicide victim is Clifford Backmann… our founder’s dad. His death is what brought Project: Cold Case to life.

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Cold Case Task Force Legislation

Two years ago I traveled to Colorado to meet with members of the advocacy group Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOHVAMP). The goal of the meeting was to learn about the cold case legislation that they had passed a few years earlier and to develop a road map to do the same thing in Florida. The legislation passed in Colorado created a statewide database of all unsolved homicides and missing persons. They also started a cold case task force to review best practices regarding cold cases throughout the state.

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The Birth of a Mission…

PROJECT: Cold Case is born…
This blog will allow us to keep survivors and followers in the loop regarding our journey to publicize and hopefully solve cold cases from around the world.