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Arthur Hulley Jr.

By Cameron Rogers

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class.The student credited above wrote this story as a class project.

Arthur William Hulley Jr. was born January 24, 1947. As a child, Bill, as he was called, lived in Baltimore, Maryland, with his mother and father and his older sister, Joan Williams. Their home flourished with nature, and young Bill relished in it by building forts with his friends, running around with his pup, and fishing with his father in the nearby stream. Williams remembers him as the happiest little kid, a three-year-old boy who just wanted to smile and play.

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Derek Williams

By Dieujuste Johnson

This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. The student credited above wrote this story as a class project.

On November 7, 2013, four people were shot and killed in Jacksonville, Florida. No arrest has ever been made.

Derek Lennard Williams was one of the victims. For Sakina Bell, his mother, life must goes on, but she continues to remember and grieve for her beloved Derek.

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Melissa Ellison

By Sara Crouch

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

Christmas was always the most wonderful time of the year for the Taylor family – two parents and five beautiful daughters who called Jacksonville home. The family matriarch, Catherine, loved every minute of the holiday. There would be at least 30 people all under her roof and decorations galore. Everyone loved it, but the most distinctive and contagious laugh belonged to Melissa Ellison, known by friends and family as Missy. She was the second oldest of the five girls.

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Jim Murray

By Joseph Manuola

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

In 1973, Jim Murray lost his father. He became the family patriarch, taking care of his siblings and making sure everyone had what they needed to survive. By the time he was murdered sixteen years later, they had learned to survive on their own, but that didn’t make the loss hurt any less. Read more

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Edgar Lee Hill

By Alfred Nairn

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

 

Once a Marine, always a Marine: that’s how Edgar Lee Hill carried himself throughout his life.

Known by his loved ones as “Eddie,” the Marine and Vietnam veteran was described as a kind man who struggled after the war. Read more

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Kenneth Felton

By Erin Garnett

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

 

October 20, 2015 was Kenneth Felton’s last day on earth. He was only 23.

Since then, his mother, Keasha Jennings, has been doing everything in her power to keep in contact with authorities. The hope is always in finding the person or persons responsible for her son’s murder. Read more

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Tyvon Nicole Whitford

By Jessica May

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

 

“Our family is a chain and she was the link that held us all together. Now that link is forever missing,” said Dale Whitford, the mother of Tyvon Nicole Whitford. Tyvon was pregnant at the time of her mysterious murder on June 7, 2007. The murder has never been solved. Read more

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Kelly Giorgianni

By: DeAndre Pearson

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

It has been two decades since the lives of the Giorgianni family changed forever. It was February 1999 when Kelly Giorgianni’s half-clothed body was discovered by a woman picking up beer bottles at an abandoned house on Market Street in Jacksonville.

After all these years, her death still cuts deep. “It’s so heartbreaking,” said Toni Scott, Kelly’s aunt. Read more

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Keith Dinkins

By Jada Solomon

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

Keith Dinkins was an intelligent and ambitious young man. He had many dreams and was well on his way to making a good life for himself and his family. He loved his family and was looking forward to fatherhood.

Dinkins had a dream of opening his own barbershop. According to Sierra Johnson, the mother of Dinkins’ son, there were no hair stores on the Eastside of Jacksonville where they resided. Every time he visited other hair stores, Dinkins would ask questions about opening his own shop. Read more

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Valerie Ames

By Zachary Sampley

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

It’s August 10, 1996 – a Saturday afternoon.

A woman enters her father’s apartment. He’s in jail, and she wants to check on things and make sure all doors are locked. She opens an unlocked door, and sees an unfamiliar woman lying dead in a pool of blood. Read more