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2022 MURDER DASHBOARD

TOTAL CASES: 113

UNSOLVED: 11

SOLVED: 19

CLEARANCE %: 57.9%

DELAWARE

THE COLD CASE FILES

DNTV/Delaware Newsline’s Cold Case Project is a one-of-a-kind dashboard that monitors and tracks Delaware’s Cold Case Files and was born to serve the Delaware community whos families have lost loved ones to unsolved homicides in the First State.

Cases go cold for numerous reasons, but the fact remains that once a case is deemed “cold,” hope diminishes. While many law enforcement agencies have Cold Case Units, they are typically undermanned and utilize a “solvability factor” that prioritizes cases with the most favorable evidence such as witness cooperation, DNA profiles, known suspects, and physical evidence, to name a few.

That prioritization has led to a significant number of cold case arrests, particularly with the technological advances of DNA testing. But it leaves a great number of cases at the bottom of the priority list not being re-investigated and often times left out of the public eye. Even though, in many cases, all the investigator needs to advance the case is that one witness to come forward.

You can help Detectives solve a Cold Case by submitting any information you may know about an unsolved murder. Families of loved ones are depending on you to help bring some sense of closure to a loved one they have lost, so if you have any information about a Cold Case, please contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or visit www.delawarecrimestoppers.org. You can leave an anonymous tip.

Unless otherwise noted, all data was independently collected from each Delaware Police Department and compared with The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

COLD CASE DATA

DateVictimAgeSexRaceLocation NameLocationCityCountyInjLEOStatus
08/02/08Nelson Drakeford19MBLKEdgemoor TerrS. Cannon Dr.WilmingtonNCCGSWNCCPDActive
UnknownUnidentified Female45FWHTOld Union Church RdTownsendNCCUNKNCCPDActive
03/23/10Laurian Cuffy21MBLKGarfield Park6 Chase AveNew CastleNCCGSWNCCPDActive
11/12/12Peter Di Sabatino20MWHTTown Court Apts211 Thorn LaneNewarkNCCGSWNCCPDActive
UnknownJoyner OndimuFBLKEnglish Vill Apts12 Grand HallNewarkNCCBFTNCCPDActive
07/15/09Frank Bonasso75MWHTChristiana Mdws265 Bear-Christiana RoadBearNCCBFTNCCPDActive
09/20/86Jane PrichardFWHTBlcbrd Forrest502 Blackbird Forrest RdSmyrnaNCCGSWNCCPDActive
UnknownDouglas HouserMWHT900 Rue Madora DrBearNCCGSWNCCPDActive
04/15/13Howard Smallwood63MBLKRiverview Place9 Golden Acres DriveWilmingtonNCCGSWNCCPDActive
10/03/79Grace Harmon52FBLKGarfield Park101 Donhaven DriveNew CastleNCCBFTNCCPDActive
05/02/02Hydge Green32MBLKDunleith139 Bunche BlvdNew CastleNCCGSWNCCPDActive
05/02/02Damon Allen25MBLKDunleith139 Bunche BlvdNew CastleNCCGSWNCCPDActive
01/01/12Kendra Dobyns19FWHTPyles Ln & Turner DriveNew CastleNCCGSWNCCPDActive
05/07/13Ruben Maldonado46MHSLCedarwood Apts758 Christiana RoadNew CastleNCCGSWNCCPDActive
02/12/16Stanley Evans18MBLKBelvedereKiamemsi Rd & Clyde StBelvedereNCCGSWNCCPDActive
12/28/13D'Andre Green16MBLKBrookside Comm ctr900 Marrows RdNewarkNCCGSWNCCPDActive
12/20/14Nicholas "Nick" Riley30MBLKWoodland Apts67 Lowery DriveWilmingtonNCCGSWNCCPDActive
04/22/14Manuel Ramirez41MHSL3115 New Castle AveNew CastleNCCGSWNCCPDActive
UnknownJohn Paul Cook37MWHT5 Ashkirk PlNewarkNCCGSWNCCPDActive
01/24/02Unidentified Female20-40FBLK1400 w. 3rd St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
01/05/93Linda Ann Moody Armstrong35FBLK1600 Bowers St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
12/06/08Brandon Brinkley46MBLK200 N. Dupont St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
06/27/05Quinnell Hayes20MBLK200 W. 31st StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
10/29/02Richard Benitez25MBLK1100 Lancaster AveWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
10/26/08Vincent Ashley22MBLK400 W. 27th StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
08/09/11Norman Alhout56M?Johny's Supermkt1200 Maryland AveWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
04/11/08Aaron Flowers19MBLKDomingos Market200 N. Harrison StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
07/11/17Jermaine Francois34MBLK100 E. 14th StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
06/12/12Anthony Newman16MBLK10th & N. Pine St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
02/07/05Holland Brown28MBLK2600 N. Jefferson StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
02/07/05Marquita Smith19FBLK2600 N. Jefferson StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
11/26/13Kaiheem White19MBLK200 E. 22nd StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
08/08/13Janeal Jones33FBLK600 E. 14th StWilmingtonNCCSTBWPDActive
05/07/16Terrance Kinard34MBLK1400 W. 3rd St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
03/08/17Tajuane Helton39MBLK900 Marshall StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
01/24/02Discovery of Deceased Woman20-40FBLK1400 w. 3rd St.WilmingtonNCCUNKWPDActive
10/14/15William Beltran53MWMH300 Monroe StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
01/01/14Allen Whitt28MWHT1400 w. 3rd St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
01/05/93Linda Ann Moody Armstrong35FBLK1600 Bowers St.WilmingtonNCCFBTWPDActive
07/09/00Carmen Rodriguez28FHSL26th & Speanman PlWilmingtonNCCFBTWPDActive
07/12/13Samantha Neuwein35FWHT300 Shipley StWilmingtonNCCfbtWPDActive
12/16/17Keanan Samuels20MBLK2100 N. Locust StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
01/23/15Jordan Ellerbe17MBLK200 N. Broom StWilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
12/05/17Shawn Lockhart30MBLK800 N. Jackson St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
12/09/13Lamar Wilmer17MBLK2600 N. Van Buren St.WilmingtonNCCGSWWPDActive
07/24/75Mary Amelia Allen73FWHT301 Governor Printz BlvdClaymontNCCSTBDSPActive
06/08/09Adrian Arroyo32MWMH310-B Falco DriveNewportNCCUNKDSPActive
06/08/09Jose Ramos24MWMHNewport Ind Park310-B Falco DriveNewportNCCGSWDSPActive
06/12/04Dominic Barnes32MBLKCornell Ind Park300 Cornell DriveWilmingtonNCCGSWDSPActive
06/29/89Garfield Bennett40MBLKRiverview Motel7811 Governor Printz BlvdClaymontNCCGSWDSPActive
06/29/89Carolyn Dunbar40FBLKRiverview Motel7811 Governor Printz BlvdClaymontNCCGSWDSPActive
06/03/87L.J. Brown34MBLKClaymont Train Station200 Myrtle AveClaymontNCCGSWDSPActive
06/28/09Anthony Chandler23MBLKMeadowood II SC2620 Capitol TrailNewarkNCCGSWDSPActive
01/02/12Hemantkumar Maganlal Chauhan57MWHTPenn-Bantum Mkt418 Newport Gap PikeWilmingtonNCCSTBDSPActive
04/27/96Adolph Czojor61MWHTDelaware Park RT777 Delaware Park BlvdWilmingtonNCCCYADSPActive
07/11/85Thomas Garvey29MWHT2195 Plesant Valley RdNewarkNCCGSWDSPActive
07/11/85Bart Spayd26MWHT2195 Plesant Valley RdNewarkNCCGSWDSPActive
10/21/09Artega L. Green31MBLK1001 S. Heald StreetWilmingtonNCCGSWDSPActive
03/07/96Stephen Scott Harris42MWHTGlasgow H.S.1901 S. College AvenueNewarkNCCSTRDSPActive
08/12/13Meford Holmes32MBLK4100 New Castle AveNew CastleNCCGSWDSPActive
09/01/96Christopher Lewis25MBLKPatterson LaneChristianaNCCGSWDSPActive
09/01/96Andre Hubbard23MBLKPatterson LaneChristianaNCCGSWDSPActive
10/03/97Virginia H. Jillson37FWHTStanton Christiana RdChristianaNCCBFTDSPActive
03/08/15Shelton Johns32MBLK495 & Rte 13New CastleNCCGSWDSPActive
03/05/15Mathew W. Kennedy43MWHTVFW Post #83815 W. Market StreetPort PennNCCGSWDSPActive
01/30/81Tina Marie Lauser24FWHTSilver Run CreekRte 9 S. of Port PennPort PennNCCSTBDSPActive
11/03/99Jimmy L. Lester46MWHTClifton Liquors304 Edgemoor RdWilmingtonNCCGSWDSPActive
12/26/04Mathew Macerato18MWHTCasual Male3924 Kirkwood HywyWilmingtonNCCGSWDSPActive
12/26/04Jessica Watson22FBLKCasual Male3924 Kirkwood HywyWilmingtonNCCGSWDSPActive
12/28/78Spenser Malcom40MWHTWrangle Hill Ind2500 Wrangle Hill RdBearNCCGSWDSPActive
11/30/78Mathew W. Mathies19MBLKWrangle Hill IndRte 13 North of Rt 72BearNCCSTBDSPActive
04/26/15Lisa McCrossan36FWHTRte 9 / River RoadNew CastleNCCUNKDSPActive
06/25/78Joanne Rachel Mitchell27FBLKTaylors Bridge RdTownsendNCCBFTDSPActive
11/13/60Pauline Money62FWHTRte 13 West of MiddletownMiddletownNCCGSWDSPActive
06/01/81Linda M. O'Day25FWHT129 E. 3rd StNew CastleNCCSTBDSPActive
12/04/11Brittany Peart24FWHTFrenchtown Rd & Frazer RdNewarkNCCUNKDSPActive
06/17/92Elva J. Poore17FWHTMarl Pit RdOdessaNCCSTRDSPActive
10/06/88Thomas Trala36MWHTRte 9Delaware CityNCCUNKDSPActive
10/06/88Raymond Rapuano46MWHTRte 9Delaware CityNCCGSWDSPActive
01/27/89Deborah Reese29FWHTBeech StWilmingtonNCCBFTDSPActive
02/16/92Charlotte E. Murphy Soto32FWHTRte 9New CastleNCCGSWDSPActive
05/02/09Felix Tiempos38MHSLCanby Park SC1952 S. Maryland AveWilmingtonNCCGSWDSPActive
03/17/09Justin Trnka19MWHTPencader Plaza100 Pencader PlazaNewarkNCCGSWDSPActive
08/17/66Daniel Ulinski47MWHTGlasgow Arms Liq222 Peoples PlazaNewarkNCCGSWDSPActive
02/14/15Dayshon Wallace18MBLK602 Marilyn CtTownsendNCCGSWDSPActive
06/07/15Christopher Gillis26MBLKAlder Park Apts51 Webbs LaneDoverKenGSWDSPActive
11/03/12Jonathon A. Grioli25MWHTAutumn Mood RoadMagnoliaKenBFTDSPActive
09/09/02Mathew Allen Henson18MWHTGingerwood DriveFarmingtonKenUNKDSPActive
08/18/07Jerome Hill23MBLKDover Air Park17 Carpenter StreetDoverKenGSWDSPActive
10/01/86Lonnie Hill23MBLKRose Dale Ln & Pearsons Crner Rd.DoverKenGSWDSPActive
03/06/13Gregory Keiser Sr.54MWHT83 Britney LnHartlyKenBFTDSPActive
06/06/15Douglas M. Kimball48MWHT1058 Cabin Ridge Rd.FeltonKenGSWDSPActive
07/14/89Russell LeGates70MWHTCarpenter RdFredericaKenGSWDSPActive
03/03/03Gregory Philip Love26MWHT50 Jones StreetFeltonKenUNKDSPActive
02/25/16Jason Mills23MBLKCapitol Park242 S. Governors Blvd.DoverKenGSWDSPActive
12/06/16Tyler Parton24MWHTPinewood Acres462 Aspen Dr.DoverKenGSWDSPActive
10/31/06Jay Stratton33MBLKMeadowbrook Acres72 N. Draper CirMagnoliaKenGSWDSPActive
06/10/90Lena Lorraine Thomas27FWHTCypress Branch Rd.MagnoliaKenUNKDSPActive
09/25/09Robert W. Watkins40MWHTLondon Village107 Jeffrey Dr.MagnoliaKenGSWDSPActive
09/10/83Shirley Weckerly58FWHTMud Mill PondSandtownKenSTBDSPActive
02/03/13Corey Butler21MBLKPeaceful Acres12119 Ryan LnBridgevilleSusGSWDSPActive
12/12/08Michael J. Chicosky25MWHTAppletree RdBridgevilleSusSTBDSPActive
12/14/74Uhland T. Davidson80MWHTBroadkill Beach AreaMiltonSusGSWDSPActive
01/07/16James Dickerson35MBLK20963 Conrail Bridge RdBridgevilleSusGSWDSPActive
11/20/16James Green78MBLK17542 Prettyjohn Rd.MiltonSusBFTDSPActive
06/23/94Keith Haynes36MBLKLazy Lagoon RdFrankfordSusGSWDSPActive
02/20/08Joshua Dickerson22MBLKGerman RdSeafordSusGSWDSPActive
11/24/14Rogelio Hernandez20MHSLRoyal Park AptsMiltonSusGSWDSPActive
03/30/69Lewis Wilson Harper 54MWHTRailway RdMillvilleSusGSWDSPActive
03/17/89Aurelio Maestri 'Reds"77MWHTRt 9 Five PointsLewesSusBFTDSPActive
11/18/66Lanetta Mills26FBLKSR 54 (4 Mi So of Delmar)DelmarSusGSWDSPActive
01/05/13Kyle Newman21MBLK32275 Horsey & Everett RdLaurelSusGSWDSPActive
07/25/13James L. Rickards41MBLK25610 N. Berry Bramble FallsMillsboroSusGSWDSPActive
12/31/10Albert Bernard Stanley62MBLKDa Spot32109 Lou's Discount LnLaurelSusGSWDSPActive

MURDERS UNSOLVED

YearTypeMethodDateTimeVictimAgeSexRaceLocation NameHomicide AddressCityCountyLEODivision
2022SHGSW02/06/2203:01:00Keyshawn Narcisse37MUNKCeasar Rodney AveWyomingKNTDSPCID
2022SHGSW02/10/2221:41:00Kwa’jree Turner22MUNKLA Fitness900 Eden CircleBearNCCDSPCID
2022SHGSW02/21/2214:32:00Jermaine Meadows23MBLK700 Warner St.WilmingtonNCCWPDCID
2022SHGSW02/25/2219:54:00Rasheed White41MBLK1300 N. Claymont St.WilmingtonNCCWPDCID
2022SHGSW03/16/2214:00:00Sarpee Collins24MBLK600 N. Jefferson StWilmingtonNCCWPDCID
2022OSGSW03/19/2201:17:00Rodney K. Robinson II21MBLKStarboard2009 Coastal HywyRehoboth BeachSUSDSPCID
2022SHGSW03/23/2221:00:00Bilal Byrd27MBLK300 S. Heald St.WilmingtonNCCWPDCID
2022DIGSW04/08/22UNKUnidentified Newark Man61MUNKOak Lane Manor1000 Hilton RdWilmingtonNCCNCCPDCID
2022SHGSW04/29/22UNKMichael Cephas64MBLKDunleithAnderson DrNew CastleNCCNCCPDCID
2022SHGSW05/08/2206:42:00Ronald Wallace43MBLK600 West StWilmingtonNCCWPDCID
2022SHGSW01/31/2200:45:00Unidentified Newark ManMHudson Village400 Jacobson LnNewarkNCCNCCPDCID

MURDERS SOLVED

YearTypeMethodDateTimeVictimAgeSexRaceHomicide AddressCityLEODivisionArrest Date
2022SHGSW02/15/2221:27:00Derek Brown21MBLK1000 N. Spruce St.WilmingtonWPDCID02/15/22
2022SHGSW01/07/2219:19:00Debra Leonard67FWHT200 Harriett StDoverDSPCID01/07/22
2022DHGSW01/22/2219:28:00Honorio Velasquez28MHIS22095 Dupont BlvdGeorgetownDSPCID01/27/22
2022DHGSW01/22/2219:28:00Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez31MHIS22096 Dupont BlvdGeorgetownDSPCID01/27/22
2022SHGSW02/20/2220:59:00Nicholas Davis31MUNK1252 Norman Eskridge HywyLaurelDSPCID02/20/22
2022SHGSW02/20/2200:45:00Arrick Richards41MWHT18766 John J. Williams HywyRehoboth BeachDSPCID02/20/22
2022SHGSW03/03/2200:05:00Michael Kressman30MBLK200 Jeffrey DrMagnoliaDSPCID03/04/22
2022SHGSW03/24/2203:50:00Bruce E. Wright33MBLK100 Senator AvenueDoverDSPCID03/26/22
2022SHSTB04/10/2214:42:00Michael White45MUNK1213 West AvenueNew CastleDSPCID04/11/22
2016SHGSW12/20/16UNKJakeith Latham33MBLK1000 Linda Rd.ClaymontNCCPDCIDUNK
2021SHGSW05/19/21UNKDmajah Tickles19MBLK2300 Carter StWilmingtonNCCPDCID04/28/22
2020SHGSW12/10/20UNKMichael ReamsMBLKWilmingtonWPDCID04/27/22
2021SHGSW08/26/2106:14:00Juan Alicea Rodriguez34MHIS1950 Maryland AvenueWilmingtonDSPCID12/20/21
2021SHCHA10/10/21UNKBaby Girl5 MoFBLK400 Block of Lambert DriveMagnoliaDSPCID02/10/22
2017SHGSW12/10/1706:00:00Lionel Benson46MBLK200 N. Rodney St.WilmingtonWPDCID07/19/21
2022SHGSW04/07/2202:19:00Frank Pavlovic49MBLK18000 Laurel RdLaurelDSPCID04/07/22
2021SHGSW05/15/2117:42:00Javon D. Jones23MBLK1534 Governors AveDoverDSPCID04/20/22
2022SHGSW05/05/2200:14:00Uquan Davis20MBLK1300 Anchorage StWilmingtonWPDCID05/13/22

Cases By Race

  • WHT
  • BLK
  • HIS
  • Other

» 46 of the homicides were white, 59 African American, 8 Hispanic or Latino, and there was 1 unknown race which was not confirmed by the reporting law enforcement agency.

Cases By Agency

  • NCCPD
  • WPD
  • DSP

» Of the 114 Cold Cases, 19 of them are being investigated by New Castle County Police, 26 by Wilmington Police, and 69 by Delaware State Police.

Cases By County

  • NC
  • Kent
  • Sussex

» 85 homicides occurred in New Castle County, 15 in Kent County and 14 in Sussex County.

Cases By Sex

  • Male;
  • Female

» 85 of the 114 Cold Cases are males and 29 are females.

CAUSE OF DEATH

CASES OVER TIME

CASES BY AGE

CASES BY LOCATION

Help Detectives Solve Cases: If you have any information about a Cold Case, you can provide anonymous information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.

PETER DISABATINO A FAMILY STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

Torn by grief at the peak of the holiday season, a young man killed by gun violence, and a family forever torn – and still looking for answers eight years later.

EDWIN HEATH: MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS REMAIN

A man discovered lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, another man was seen fleeing the scene on foot towards Route 40. Can you help Detectives break this case?

JOSEPH BRAUN: POLICE MAKE ARREST

The New Castle County Police, Cold Case Homicide Squad made an arrest in the homicide of Mr. Joseph Braun. Watch this video to learn more about the case and arrest.

THE COLD CASE FILES

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We’re combining data, analytics, and the wisdom of the community to help solve the cold cases of those who can no longer speak for themselves. Together, we can do something that matters and find the intersection of justice, peace, and closure for families. Will you help Detectives solve a cold case?

THE FACES OF UNSOLVED HOMICIDES

MALCOLM EVANS: A FAMILY FINALLY GETS ANSWERS AND AN ARREST

New Castle County Police announce the arrest of Cheryl Jennings in the shooting death of Malcolm Evans in July 2016. Jennings was charged with first degree murder.

POLICE INTRODUCE PLAYING CARDS IN PRISON

Police Departments and the Delaware Department of Correction introduce playing cards into the Delaware prison system that feature cold cases across multiple departments.

THE COLD CASE SQUAD THE DETECTIVES

The arrest of a suspect in a 30-year-old Wilmington murder led New Castle County’s cold case squad to Dalton, Georgia.

THE COLD CASE FILES

The Cold Case Project

Nearly 185,000 cases of homicide and non-negligent manslaughter went unsolved from 1980 to 2019 nationwide, according to a Scripps Howard News Service study of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. During this same time period, Delaware had 1,993 unsolved homicides. Detectives were able to solve 1,476 of those cases bringing their total clearance for the state to 74.06%

THE FACES OF COLD CASES

The Wilmington Police Department Victim Services Unit is available to provide support, information and referrals to those who are victims of crime, and can be reached at (302) 576-3622. Additionally, the WPD Youth Response Unit is available to provide free counseling and services to children and their families who have been exposed to potentially traumatizing events, and can be reached at (302) 576-3183

FAMILIES DESERVE ANSWERS AND VICTIMS DESERVES A VOICE

We believe that through collective impact, we can uncover information that might lead to the next big break in a cold case. Did you know that more than 200,000 unsolved cases have gone cold since 1980, and murder clearance rates continue to drop, with equity for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underserved victims not being prioritized?