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.
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.