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Cold Case Investigations
The Roanoke Police Department has a detective responsible for investigating cold case homicides. Anyone with information regarding any of the cases listed below should call the Criminal Investigations Unit Cold Case Squad at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500. Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for information leading to an arrest. Homicide cases are not closed until an arrest is made or the case is cleared.


Year
Date victim was found
Victim
Age at time of death
Location where victim was found
2010
November 7
Tushawn Drew
35
Church Avenue
2009
August 26
Warren Blodgett
52
Dansbury Drive
2009
August 26
Susan Robertson
44
Dansbury Drive
2008
September 6
Arazae Johnson
20
Shenandoah Avenue
2006
January 17
Donald Seis
44
King George Street
2006
December 22
Darrius Brown
20
14th Street and Patterson Avenue
2005
April 3
Michael Shelton
50
Shenandoah Avenue
2005
July 4 (Date of death July 5)
Toby Preston
28
17th Street
2005
July 15
Fortino Guzman
28
Murray Avenue
2005
August 16
Jamie Penn
23
Thomas Avenue
2005
September 26
Owen Grogan
27
Syracuse Avenue
2005
December 30
Calvin Mack
18
Staunton Avenue
2004
January 12
Teresa Rogers
77
Lake Drive
2004-SOLVED
December 20
Lonnie Marsh
52
Williamson Road
2003
February 17
Stephen P. Eakin
44
Orange Avenue
2003
February 18
Douglass Washington
44
Hunt Avenue
2003
December 30
Darren Guerrant
22
Loudon Avenue
2002
January 10
Anthony Moore
33
Ferncliff Apartments
2000
January 29
Betty Desai
57
Melrose Avenue
2000
December 10
Cleveland Martin
51
Gandy Drive
1998
July 16
Melvin Lee
35
Kellogg Avenue
1998
October 1
Jimmie Lee Penn
62
Patterson Avenue
1997
August 27
Anita Dickson
21
Carvins Cove Road
1996
June 6
Wanda Woody
59
Day Avenue
1996
June 6
Manfred Woody
42
Day Avenue
1993
June 25
Pamela Gallagher
38
Laburnum Avenue
1993
September 2
Mary Keeling
18
Lafayatte Boulevard
1992
January 31
Paul Meador
65
Shenandoah Avenue
1990
December 2
Steve Lawrence
17
Aspen Street
1989
May 27
Khammeuy Xayasane
32
Albemarle Avenue
1989
July 9
Stephanie Lewis
21
Washington Park
1987-SOLVED
April 1
Bertha Somerdahl
87
Grandin Road
1986
July 8
Darryl Woody
22
Washington Park
1986
October 5
Kathy Kelly
32
Washington Park
1986
October 25
Joseph Logan
62
First Street
1985-SOLVED
May 17
Audrey West
33
Walnut Avenue
1984
March 8
Doris Pickerell
37
Towers Mall
1984-SOLVED
November 28
Cynthia McCray
21
Campbell Avenue
1982
May 12
Jimmie Fuller
75
Westside Boulevard
1982-MISSING PERSON
Missing since July 12
Virginia Welch
1981
March 11
June West
22
St. Andrews Cemetery
1981
June 27
Ronald Terry
24
Third Street
1980
September 15
Glen Eades
49
Melrose Avenue and 24th Street
1977-MISSING PERSON
Missing since February 8
Tammy Akers
Last seen leaving William Ruffner Middle School
1977-MISSING PERSON
Missing since February 8
Angela Rader
Last seen leaving William Ruffner Middle School
1975
August 24
Dora Hairston
78
Walker Avenue
1972
March 17
Mary Blankenship
70
Dorchester Street
1969
January 16
Mary Nance
57
Harrison Avenue