On January 30, 2011 Adonis Taylor, age 17, went out with some friends in Little Rock, Arkansas. He had no idea that his evening out would end with him left shot and dying in a parking lot.
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.
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.