Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide

Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide Anyone with information is asked to call Cold Case Unit Detectives Timothy Keller and Jeremiah Jacks at 414-935-7360.
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01/21/2021
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Homicide Unit - (414) 935-7360.

COLD CASE: Could a 2006 homicide victim have solved her own murder? What Elizabeth Bryant-Davis kept for detectives, long after her brutal death, has given them -- and her family -- hope to find her killer. Watch the full story, with photojournalist Eric Litsheim below.

01/18/2021
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

Make sure to watch this Wednesday night at 9pm.

WEDNESDAY AT 9PM

There were many clues left behind in 2006 by the killer of Elizabeth Bryant-Davis that led Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide detectives to believe her killer -- was someone she knew.

We dig into the evidence in her file, why it's still a cold case and how her family chooses to remember her in this month's cold case story.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Justin Kohen was stabbed in the alley behind his home near 16th and Cleveland. Justin died le...
01/07/2021

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Justin Kohen was stabbed in the alley behind his home near 16th and Cleveland. Justin died less than a week later. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police – Homicide Unit at (414) 935–7360.

Someone in 2016 - who was likely close to Clinton - had access to the box truck seen in the surveillance video. If you k...
12/17/2020
New video evidence could help solve 2016 Milwaukee cold case

Someone in 2016 - who was likely close to Clinton - had access to the box truck seen in the surveillance video. If you know who that was, please call MPD Homicide at (414) 935-7360. You can remain anonymous.

The new video shows a vehicle of interest and possible motive in the murder of Clinton Washington, whose body was found in a trash bin near Holton and Meinec...

Make sure to watch on Wednesday night at 9pm. We need your help. Anyone with information is asked to call the MPD homici...
12/11/2020
WITI - Cold Case: Clinton Washington

Make sure to watch on Wednesday night at 9pm. We need your help. Anyone with information is asked to call the MPD homicide unit at (414) 935-7360.

Promo for story airing 12/16/20

On May 15, 1993, Vernell Anderson was tied to a chair and stabbed to death inside of a vacant home near 16th and Clarke....
12/04/2020

On May 15, 1993, Vernell Anderson was tied to a chair and stabbed to death inside of a vacant home near 16th and Clarke. Vernell was 15 years old.

Anyone with info is asked to call the MPD Homicide Unit at (414) 935-7360.

On June 19, 2019, Joe Jackson Jr. (pictured on left) was fatally shot in an alley near 93rd and Silver Spring Dr. The su...
12/02/2020

On June 19, 2019, Joe Jackson Jr. (pictured on left) was fatally shot in an alley near 93rd and Silver Spring Dr. The suspect (pictured on right) approached Joe from behind, fired shots and then fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call MPD Homicide Unit at (414) 935-7360.

On April 16, 2018, shortly after 2:00 PM, Damarvis Neal was seated in his black Monte Carlo, which was stopped in front ...
11/11/2020

On April 16, 2018, shortly after 2:00 PM, Damarvis Neal was seated in his black Monte Carlo, which was stopped in front of 2428 W. Monroe St. At that time, the suspect drove up alongside the Monte Carlo and fired shots at Damarvis, who was struck by the gunfire. Damarvis ultimately died of his injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call MPD Cold Case Homicide Detectives Jeremiah Jacks and Timothy Keller at (414) 935-7360.

11/07/2020

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On August 8, 2018, just before 2:00pm, Courtney Jones entered the driver's door of her vehicle, which was parked in fron...
11/02/2020

On August 8, 2018, just before 2:00pm, Courtney Jones entered the driver's door of her vehicle, which was parked in front of 2614 N. 35th St. Courtney had just dropped off her small child. Shortly after entering the driver's seat of her car, suspects emerged from a gangway and fired several shots in the direction of her car. Courtney was struck by the gunfire and died at the scene. It is believed that Courtney was not the intended target of this shooting. Anyone with information, please call Detectives Timothy Keller and Jeremiah Jacks in the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit - (414) 935-7360.

On February 16, 2017, shortly after 1:30pm, Milwaukee Police responded to a 911 call at 4458 N. 64th St. from a male sta...
10/29/2020

On February 16, 2017, shortly after 1:30pm, Milwaukee Police responded to a 911 call at 4458 N. 64th St. from a male stating he had been shot. Police located Rainier Sheridan inside of that residence, suffering from gunshot wounds. Rainier later died at Froedtert Hospital. The investigation revealed Rainier had been shot while outside near his garage by an unknown suspect whom witnesses observed flee on foot after the shooting.

On Friday, April 11th, 2014  at approximately 8:00 PM, Gilbert Hernandez was found shot to death at the rear of 4940 S. ...
08/19/2020

On Friday, April 11th, 2014 at approximately 8:00 PM, Gilbert Hernandez was found shot to death at the rear of 4940 S. 14th St. Shortly before that time, witnesses overheard Hernandez involved in a verbal argument with suspects. Gilbert was 33 years old. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Unit at 414-935-7360.

On Friday, June 24th, 1994 at 12:35pm, two unknown males knocked on the side door of 4862 N. 24th St. George Whitaker an...
07/20/2020

On Friday, June 24th, 1994 at 12:35pm, two unknown males knocked on the side door of 4862 N. 24th St. George Whitaker answered the door and the two unknown males said they were looking for George’s son, Todd (“T.A.”) Whitaker. George advised these suspects that Todd was upstairs in his bedroom. The suspects forced their way into the home and escorted George upstairs. The suspects then shot both George and Todd several times, causing their deaths. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Unit at 414-935-7360.

On October 31st, 1986 Rhonda was found deceased from gunshot wounds in a vacant field in the 6800 block of W. Mill Rd. S...
06/30/2020

On October 31st, 1986 Rhonda was found deceased from gunshot wounds in a vacant field in the 6800 block of W. Mill Rd. She had previously been reported missing from her residence in the 2800 block of N. 17th St on September 17th, 1986. Rhonda was 21 years old at the time of her death. Anyone with information, please call or message the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

On December 7th, 2015 at 11:00 PM, Thomas Elliott was located in the 4100 block of W. Fairmount Ave with multiple gunsho...
05/14/2020

On December 7th, 2015 at 11:00 PM, Thomas Elliott was located in the 4100 block of W. Fairmount Ave with multiple gunshot wounds. Life saving measures were attempted, but Thomas was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Witnesses say they observed the following suspects approaching Thomas just before shots were fired:

Subject #1: African-American male, early 30’s, 5’7″ tall, medium build, wearing a dark skull cap, dark coat, and armed with a handgun

Subject #2: African-American male, 28-30 years old, 5’10″ tall, slim build

Witnesses report after hearing numerous gunshots, they observed suspect #1 run to the rear passenger seat of a white 4-door Cadillac with tinted windows, which fled the scene on W. Fairmount Ave. Anyone with information, please call or message the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

On Saturday, July 3rd, 1999, Denell Stone was found deceased in an alley in the 2800 block of N. 24th St. Witnesses say ...
03/26/2020

On Saturday, July 3rd, 1999, Denell Stone was found deceased in an alley in the 2800 block of N. 24th St. Witnesses say during the previous night on July 2nd, 1999 Denell went with friends to “Lady BJ’s Club”, which was located at N. 23rd St and W. Locust St, and got into a verbal argument with two subjects while inside described as:

Subject #1: African-American male, 21 years old, 5’6″ to 5’10” tall, 150 lbs, medium build, dark complexion, and a fade hairstyle

Subject #2: African-American male, 21 years old, 5’6″ tall, 150 lbs, medium build, medium complexion, and short hair

Witnesses say that around 2:00 AM on July 3rd, 1999 the argument continued outside the tavern and multiple subjects began fighting with Denell which continued into the alley. Gunshots were later heard coming from the alley, and Denell was located having sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Denell was 29 years old at the time of his death. Anyone with information, please call or message the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

FOX6 News Milwaukee
02/13/2020
FOX6 News Milwaukee

FOX6 News Milwaukee

When Fred Abu-Hamdan opened up shop, he knew it would consume his life. What he did not know was that one day he would lose his life at his store.

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer
02/12/2020

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

TONIGHT AT 9--

Fred Abu-Hamdan knew owning a convenience store on Milwaukee's north side would consume his life. But he never imagined it would take his.

Abu-Hamdan died in 2012 when a gunman came into his store and killed him. A night his son, Sam, chooses not to watch but believes the never-before-seen video of that fatal night may lead to his killer.

Tune in to hear Abu-Hamdan's story and why detectives think it was a robbery gone wrong.

Milwaukee mother hopeful new podcast will solve daughter's murder
02/11/2020
Milwaukee mother hopeful new podcast will solve daughter's murder

Milwaukee mother hopeful new podcast will solve daughter's murder

A Milwaukee mom is hopeful a new murder mystery podcast will help solve her daughter's death, after 10 years of searching for answers. Tammy Love surrounds herself with memories of her daughter.

01/23/2020
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

For two months while Warren Wright was missing in 1999, his family didn't think he would turn up dead. When his body was discovered near railroad tracks, his only sister says it's the way he went -- that still haunts her. With Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide detectives and Wright's sister, Tamara -- you can feel how strong hope can be -- in finding his killer. Photojournalist Eric Litsheim behind the camera.

FOX6 News Milwaukee
01/16/2020
FOX6 News Milwaukee

FOX6 News Milwaukee

"Someone needs to pay for shooting him and dumping him…like a piece of trash."

At 11:20 pm on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 outside of 3311 N. 57th St, Noble Walton was found shot and transported to the ...
01/13/2020

At 11:20 pm on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 outside of 3311 N. 57th St, Noble Walton was found shot and transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. Witnesses at the scene said they heard gunshots and saw a white SUV vehicle drive off. Anyone with information on the death of Noble Walton is asked to call investigating Detectives at 414-935-7360.

‘He died in my hands:’ New video released in 2015 cold case murder of Joshua Words
12/23/2019
‘He died in my hands:’ New video released in 2015 cold case murder of Joshua Words

‘He died in my hands:’ New video released in 2015 cold case murder of Joshua Words

MILWAUKEE -- In a small recording studio nestled in the Bay View neighborhood, Isaac Edwards walked in, alongside two friends, and found his usual spot on a stool. He closed the door, and placed the headphones over his ears, as the recording booth was illuminated by a red glow. Edwards, 23, motioned...

At 10:30 PM on Monday, May 18th, 1998 Willie was with a female friend and they stopped at a gas station at N. 35th St an...
11/19/2019

At 10:30 PM on Monday, May 18th, 1998 Willie was with a female friend and they stopped at a gas station at N. 35th St and W. McKinley Blvd in his brown 1979 Chevrolet Malibu. Willie went into the gas station and when he came back outside he was shot while returning to his vehicle. Willie was able to leave the area in his vehicle, and died a short time later from his injuries. Witnesses described the suspects as arriving at the gas station in an older blue 2-door Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that contained three people:

#1- black male, mid 20’s, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, bald, heavy set, dark complexion

#2- black male, 25-26 years old, 6’0″ tall, slim build, medium complexion, slicked back hair, thin beard

#3- black male, mid 20’s, 6’0″ tall, slim build, medium complexion, french braided hair to the back

Willie was 26 years old at the time of his death. Anyone with information, please call or message the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

11/18/2019
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

When Roberta Newman and Reggie Brown were found dead in bed, police found 18 casings littered around them. The casings left a big clue for police and so did a 911 call for help. If you know anything about their murders, contact Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide.

‘There were horrific injuries:’ Suspect revealed in 1990 Milwaukee cold case murder of young sisters
10/14/2019
‘There were horrific injuries:’ Suspect revealed in 1990 Milwaukee cold case murder of young sisters

‘There were horrific injuries:’ Suspect revealed in 1990 Milwaukee cold case murder of young sisters

MILWAUKEE -- On the front page of a Nov. 3 newspaper from 1990, the deaths of the Scott sisters made headlines. Their slayings captured the hearts of detectives then with the Milwaukee Police Department, and those still investigating decades later. “This was probably one of the most horrific crime...

At 11:45 PM on Thursday, September 30th, 1999 Jason Adams was shot once in the chest while in the 2200-block of N. 38th ...
10/10/2019

At 11:45 PM on Thursday, September 30th, 1999 Jason Adams was shot once in the chest while in the 2200-block of N. 38th St and died at the scene. The suspect(s) then took Jason’s vehicle, a four-door 1989 light blue Chevrolet Spectrum, and fled the scene. The vehicle was later recovered on October 8th, 1999. Anyone with information, please contact Milwaukee Police Cold Case at 414-935-7360.

2 girls murdered: Decades later, a new push to find their killer
10/10/2019
2 girls murdered: Decades later, a new push to find their killer

2 girls murdered: Decades later, a new push to find their killer

MILWAUKEE -- Two sisters inseparable in life and death. The tip that changed everything -- and the new push to find their killer, decades later. Cold case -- the Scott sisters, Sunday on FOX6 News at 10.

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The Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit never forgets.

While the Milwaukee Police Department's Homicide Unit is among the best in the country, not every case is solved within the first 48 hours. Too often, years go by with no answers.

Through emerging technology, old school investigative work, and help from the public; detectives constantly strive to bring to justice those who have committed these crimes, and to give some form of peace to victim's families.

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