tammy platt

Cold Case Spotlight – Tammy Platt

In the early morning hours of September 22, 2009, Tammy Platt was shot and killed while riding in a car driven by a friend in Jacksonville, Florida. Authorities arrested a man in possession of the gun used to kill Tammy soon after. That man was charged in a different crime but there was not enough evidence to charge him in Tammy’s death.

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barry brooks

Cold Case Spotlight – Barry “BJ” Brooks Jr.

Nineteen year old Barry “BJ” Brooks Jr. and his girlfriend were walking from one apartment to another on November 18, 2007 in Jacksonville, FL when they were approached by two men in hoodies and robbed. As the suspects began harassing his girlfriend, BJ stepped up to defend her and was shot in the upper body. The bullet pierced an artery in his heart and he died at the hospital early the next day.

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amber bass

Cold Case Spotlight – Amber Bass

On July 19, 2013, Amber Bass was robbed and shot while walking up the sidewalk to her home in Jacksonville, Florida. She had just returned from an evening out with friends. An evening that began with laughter and fun and, with one selfish act, would end with countless lives changed forever.

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michael england

Cold Case Spotlight – Michael England

On May 18, 2013, Michael Paul England’s life was taken while walking to his home. As Michael crossed the intersection of Pitts and Slay Roads, in the Dinsmore area of Jacksonville, FL, he was struck and run over by an unknown vehicle. The driver fled the scene and Michael was found deceased on the side of the road around 4:00am.
stephen wiggins

Cold Case Spotlight – Stephen Wiggins

On October 6, 2008, Stephen Wiggins left Mattie’s Landing bar on Lake Shore Blvd and headed home. His family is still haunted by what happened next and why the man they loved was shot multiple times and left on the side of the road dead. Stephen’s car was parked a few feet away, still running and with the driver side door open. His family has been left to imagine how the scenario unfolded. Was it a confrontation? Did someone follow him from the bar? Why won’t the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tell them how many times he was shot and where? Going on 7 years later there are still far more questions than answers.
thomas tj nunley

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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tina mcquaig

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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cliff backmann

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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