Case Spotlights

curtis williamson

Cold Case Spotlight – Curtis Williamson

On March 26, 1997, Curtis Williamson, 16, and his cousin were chased into Mission Bay after a fight broke out in the Crown Point Shores parking lot in San Diego, California. After swimming safely to an anchored buoy several yards offshore, the individuals that chased them entered the water and began swimming after them. Investigators believe that Curtis drowned while attempting to escape those chasing him. Curtis’ cousin was saved by a rescue boat after police arrived on the scene. Despite numerous witnesses, no arrests have ever been made.

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vanessa malone

Cold Case Spotlight – Vanessa “Honey” Malone

On October 23, 2012, 18-year-old, Vanessa “Honey” Malone walked into an apartment in Stone Mountain, Georgia and interrupted a home invasion robbery. While the three other occupants of the apartment were bound and robbed, Honey was shot multiple times and killed. Witnesses stated that there were three to six attackers, dressed in black and armed with handguns and shotguns.

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brandon gentry

Cold Case Spotlight – Brandon Gentry

Brandon Gentry, 26, spent Saturday evening, August 10, 2013, hanging out with friends at a popular mudhole off Pickettville Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Early Sunday morning a vehicle driving northbound on Pickettville Road spotted something on the side of the road and called authorities. Police found Brandon bleeding from the head and with life threatening injuries. Brandon died from multiple injuries on August 14, 2013. Evidence at the scene suggests that Brandon may have been the victim of a hit and run.

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phoutone lothirath

Cold Case Spotlight – Phoutone “Tawn” Lothirath

Next month will mark 20 years since the callous, brutal, unsolved murder of Phoutone “Tawn” Lothirath in Escondido, California. On Halloween night in 1995, Tawn’s 10-year-old son answered the door to pass out candy to an unknown male, posed as a trick-or-treater. Armed with a gun and wearing a full face bandanna the  gunman forced his way into the home and ordered Tawn’s son to his room. Tawn was pinned to the couch before being shot once in the head and multiple time in the chest. The suspect was described as a male Asian but no arrest has ever been made.

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sulaiman murray

Cold Case Spotlight – Sulaiman Murray

On January 9, 2011, 28 year old Sulaiman Murray was shot and killed while getting out of his car at the Windy Pines Apartment complex in Jacksonville, Florida. A female passenger was unharmed and no motive or suspects have been identified by law enforcement.

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andre johnson

Cold Case Spotlight – Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson had been missing for a week in June 2005 when his mother received the call every parent fears. The body of her 28 year old son had been found in the Ribault River in Jacksonville, Florida. Andre had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and been the victim of, a still unsolved, murder.

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roshaun green

Cold Case Spotlight – RoShaun Green

On September 15, 2006, RoShaun Green was shot and killed at the intersection of Bennett Street and East 15th Street in Jacksonville, Florida. RoShaun left behind a wife and 3 children as well as many other friends and family. Despite many stories and theories about his death no arrest has ever been made. RoShaun’s family is hopeful that by sharing his story someone will come forward with the information needed to solve his case.

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franklin prince

Cold Case Spotlight – Franklin Prince Jr.

Two days before Christmas in 2007, Franklin Delano Prince Jr. was talking with two friends outside of his Eureka Gardens apartment in Jacksonville, Florida when all three were forced to the ground and shot by unknown suspects. Witnesses say three black males were responsible for the attack but no arrests have been made. Franklin and Antonio Creech died at the scene. The third victim survived but has not been able to identified the attackers.

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evelyn slay

Cold Case Spotlight – Evelyn Slay

Seventy four year old widow, Evelyn Slay, was robbed, stabbed and killed by someone that broke into her home on June 1, 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida. Twice that day Evelyn had called the Jacksonville Sheriff”s Office to report missing money from her home. Evelyn suspected a woman that had been hired to clean her home through the Florida State Employment Agency was the thief. Within four hours of filing the police report, Evelyn Slay was stabbed to death in her Huron Street home.

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christopher mcdowell

Cold Case Spotlight – Christopher McDowell

On January 11, 2014 Christopher McDowell was killed by a hit and run driver on St. Johns Bluff Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Christopher was found by a patrolling police officer around 3:30am. The Florida Highway Patrol believes Christopher was walking home from a convenience store when he was struck by a gray or silver SUV or truck. There would have been damage to the right front area of the vehicle.

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