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Cold Case Spotlight – Carrie Singer (update 2.0)

UPDATE 2.0: After 21 months we are finally able to talk about something that has been going on behind the scenes since March 2016. That is when we were contacted by a television production company asking if we could help them identify victims of unsolved homicides. The case had to meet some very unique and specific criteria to be considered. At the time we only had 5 cases that matched what they were looking for and a 6th case that we knew was a stretch but fit some of their criteria. It has been a long road with plenty of ups and downs but starting on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9pm, the Discovery Channel will air their all new season of Killing Fields Murder Isle, featuring the cold case of Carrie Singer, the second victim we ever spotlighted and the daughter of Project: Cold Case victim advocate, Patty Lord. Read more

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Cold Case Spotlight – Carrie Singer (update)

UPDATE 2.0: After 21 months we are finally able to talk about something that has been going on behind the scenes since March 2016. That is when we were contacted by a television production company asking if we could help them identify victims of unsolved homicides. The case had to meet some very unique and specific criteria to be considered. At the time we only had 5 cases that matched what they were looking for and a 6th case that we knew was a stretch but fit some of their criteria. It has been a long road with plenty of ups and downs but starting on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9pm, the Discovery Channel will air their all new season of Killing Fields Murder Isle, featuring the cold case of Carrie Singer, the second victim we ever spotlighted and the daughter of Project: Cold Case victim advocate, Patty Lord. Read more

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Cold Case Spotlight – Sherry Prather

UPDATE: On March 12, 2018  Johnny Wayne Johnson pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder of Sherry Lee Prather. Johnson was sentenced to 20.4 years in prison. Though no motive has ever been established, Sherry’s family expressed relief that Johnson would be off the streets. The family made it a point to thank all those that helped along the way in their search for justice. 

PREVIOUS UPDATE: On November 19, 2016 the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnny Wayne Johnson for the 2012 murder of Sherry Lee Prather. Johnson was the man seen on camera giving Sherry a ride from the bar. Johnson is currently in the Duval County Jail awaiting trial. Detectives are seeking additional information from witnesses. Please contact the Sheriff’s Office if you know anything about this case.

Sherry Prather, 43, can be seen, in a surveillance video, climbing onto the back of a motorcycle in the Boots & Bottles Tavern parking lot on New Berlin Road in Jacksonville, Florida around 2:20am on October 12, 2012. Sherry’s remains were found a month later in the woods off Braddock Road about 15 miles away from where she was last seen. The man Sherry was seen leaving with told investigators that he dropped Sherry off a short time after leaving the bar. Detectives need the help of the public to solve this case.

Sherry’s family has created a memorial Facebook page, Justice for Sherry, and have vowed to never stop searching for Sherry’s killer.

If you have any information, no matter how small you think it is, about Sherry Prather’s murder, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-2172. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 if your Crime Stoppers tip leads to an arrest in this case.

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