These cases are, as of yet, unsolved. Most of them lack but a single clue to link them together. It is possible that YOU may provide that one link to the chain of Justice.

If you have any information on "cold" or unsolved murder cases, please call us at (803) 576-3000 or any of the contact numbers listed above. Together we can bring relief to tragic situations and bring the guilty to justice.


Cold Cases

Contact Persons-Cold Case Squad:
  Deputy Chief Stan Smith (803) 576-3037
Director David Wilson (803) 576-3033
Fax: (803) 576-3190

Dowl Thompson
Larry Gainey
Gene Mincey 
Jeff Fuller
Carl Craig
Dottie Cronise

Case Number 01082327
Incident Date 08/19/2001
Victim Weston, Ronald James
Incident Location Cabin Creek at Elm Savannah
At 3:30 AM, victim was found at intersection in Hopkins, SC. Investigators believe victim had caught a ride to the intersection just prior to being killed.

Case Number 00080635


Incident Date 08/07/2000
Victim Dykes, Donnie
Incident Location 1200 Hinants Store Rd
Victim was discovered in wooded area shot to death.

Case Number 0722991024
Incident Date 07/22/1999
Victim Robinson, Anthony
Incident Location 405 Harbison Blvd Walking Trail
Victim was found on trail by passerby approximately 2:30am. Unknown motive.

Case Number 0706991003
Incident Date 07/06/1999
Victim Downs, Fred Robert Sr.
Incident Location 9654 Windsor Lake Blvd
Victim's cab had crashed into a house and victim was discovered in the vehicle. Unknown motive.

Case Number 0625993155
Incident Date 06/25/1999
Victim Davis, Zhavonne
Incident Location 100 Fairforest Rd Apt. K-6
Victim was killed during a home invasion by three unknown black males. Victim did not reside at incident location. One other victim survived their wounds.

Case Number 0621991020
Incident Date 06/21/1999
Victim Scott, George
Incident Location 1017 Cane Lake Drive
Victim returned home approximately 2:25am with a friend when he was killed by two unknown black males as he walked up to the house.

Case Number 0329992065
Incident Date 03/29/1999
Victim Evans, Janice  (identified in 2011)
Incident Location 4000 Block Percival Road
Victim was murdered.

Case Number 1001983066
Incident Date 10/01/1998
Victim Griffin, Allen
Incident Location Scottish Inn Morning Hill Road
The victim was found murdered inside his house.

Case Number 0108981006
Incident Date 01/08/1998
Victim Hawkins, Shelton
Incident Location Lot 163 Northgate Trailer Park, Old Percival Road
Victim was found in the yard deceased. Witnesses stated an unknown male was seen fleeing the area on foot.

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