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Jane Seneca Doe

By Kadi Thomas

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.

Miss Jane Seneca Doe was murdered 43 years ago. She was an African American female, between 15 and 27 years old, who stood approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighed around 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Read more

timothy hart

Cold Case Spotlight – Timmy Hart

In the early morning hours of December 24, 2006, Timothy Hart, 28, was walking home from work with three female friends. One of the women was Timmy’s pregnant girlfriend. As they walked eastbound in the alley in the 3100 block of West 63rd Street in Chicago, IL, two men approached the group and demanded their belongings. Read more

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Cold Case Spotlight – DeColbie Esco Sr.

On August 24, 2012, DeColbie “Coby” Esco Sr. was out with friends on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. As the group of friends exited a bus on Western Ave. they were approached by a Hispanic male demanding to know what gang they were with. Read more

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Cold Case Spotlight – Rachel Galbreath

When Rachel Galbreath did not show up for work on May 9, 2014, her coworkers went to her apartment just a short distance away to check on her. Inside they found 33-year-old Rachel deceased on the floor in a pool of blood. The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide after the autopsy revealed multiple injuries to her head and body. Read more

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Cold Case Spotlight – Lacey Gaines

Just six days after celebrating her 20th birthday, Lacey Claire Gaines was found murdered in her own apartment in Justice, Illinois. On December 7, 2009 the boyfriend of Lacey Gaines walked into the apartment they shared and found her body. Lacey was discovered both stabbed and strangled, Read more