Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide

Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide Anyone with information is asked to call Cold Case Unit Detectives Nathan Butz and James Hutchinson 414-935-7360.
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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.

On March 14th, 1999 at 9:10 AM Ricky was found dead inside of a 1986 Ford Bronco at 2160 N. 30th Street. Ricky died as a...
10/10/2019

On March 14th, 1999 at 9:10 AM Ricky was found dead inside of a 1986 Ford Bronco at 2160 N. 30th Street. Ricky died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Please call 414-935-7360 with any information regarding the death of Ricky Blackmore.

On Monday, April 10th, 2006 Adam Ezell was talking with a friend outside of Life Bar, located at 5334 W. Hampton Ave, wh...
10/04/2019

On Monday, April 10th, 2006 Adam Ezell was talking with a friend outside of Life Bar, located at 5334 W. Hampton Ave, when he was approached by two subjects. A witness described subject #1 as a black male, unknown age, 5’6″ tall, slim build, wearing a gray sweater with the hood up and blue jeans, and subject #2 as a black male, unknown age, 5’9″ tall, heavy set, braided hair, wearing a black coat and light colored blue jeans.

The witness said that subject #2 began to punch Adam and he was able to break free and run away northbound on N. 54th St. The witness stated they then heard three gunshots coming from where subject #1 and #2 were standing. Adam was found behind a residence in the 4800 block of N. 54th St suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact Milwaukee Police Cold Case at 414-935-7360.

FOX6 News Milwaukee
09/19/2019
FOX6 News Milwaukee

FOX6 News Milwaukee

“There was a person that Steven may have been having some relations with who was not out about his sexuality and was essentially anti-homosexual."

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer
09/19/2019

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

COLD CASE: Steven Traindl was a hardworking, social guy who lived in Milwaukee back in 1988. When he didn't show up for work at Ace Hardware, his parents knew something was wrong. They discovered their son was stabbed and left to die. Detectives would soon uncover leads they're still working with today. But who would do it, why would they do it, could the killer have been motivated by sexuality? We look into these questions in tonight's cold case airing at 9PM on FOX 6.

On November 25th, 1986 Gail was in her attic bedroom of a home in the 1800 block of S. 22nd Street. At about 3:50 a.m. G...
09/11/2019

On November 25th, 1986 Gail was in her attic bedroom of a home in the 1800 block of S. 22nd Street. At about 3:50 a.m. Gail’s mother heard her screaming that she had been shot. When officers arrived they found Gail deceased with a gunshot wound to the chest. A few days before the homicide Gail had been assaulted and threatened by a person she met at a local tavern. Also, Gail was accused of stealing property while at a house party the night before her death. Gail was 21-years-old.

At 4:15 AM on January 1st, 2012 Travon Johnson was driving with a passenger, southbound in the 3300 block of N. 29th St ...
08/30/2019

At 4:15 AM on January 1st, 2012 Travon Johnson was driving with a passenger, southbound in the 3300 block of N. 29th St when an unknown subject fired shots at the vehicle striking Travon and his passenger. Travon’s vehicle came to rest after striking a parked car. Travon suffered gunshot wounds and did not survive his injuries. The passenger was able to flee the vehicle and call for help. Travon was 23 years old at the time of his death.

08/09/2019
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

COLD CASE: The story of Nancy Radbil's death is one that stuck with MPD Cold Case detectives. They're sharing details and evidence about the 18-year-old woman's death and why they haven't given up hope in finding her killer. They're also asking for anyone who may have information about her 1979 death to contact them. You can do that on their page: Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide or by phone at 414-935-7360. Our full story here: https://fox6now.com/2019/08/07/we-dont-give-up-cold-case-detectives-hope-dna-and-witnesses-will-lead-to-answers-in-1979-radbil-case/

07/17/2019
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

COLD CASE: Nearly a decade has passed since Lavelle Felton was shot outside a Milwaukee gas station. His death impacted his family and friends in so many ways. But it also impacted police who are still trying to find who killed him. Our full story with @MiMilwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide who released new video moments before his death.

At 9:00pm on September 19th, 2014 Amina and a friend were standing in the street talking in the 2600 block of N. 50th St...
07/11/2019

At 9:00pm on September 19th, 2014 Amina and a friend were standing in the street talking in the 2600 block of N. 50th St. Witnesses saw a vehicle approaching northbound on N. 50th St and describe this vehicle as a 4-door, green or black, 1990’s Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix. Witnesses said the vehicle stopped alongside Amina and her friend, and the driver of this vehicle began firing numerous shots at them.

Amina sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Froedtert Hospital where she died during surgery. Amina was 26 years old at the time of her death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

Call 414-935-7360 with any information
07/01/2019
FOX6 News Milwaukee

Call 414-935-7360 with any information

“He didn’t deserve to die, he didn’t. He was a good man and he didn’t need to go the way he went."

06/17/2019
FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

FOX6's Suzanne Spencer

COLD CASE: For nearly a decade, Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide haven't given up hope on Michelle Guerrero's case. She was a hardworking woman with two jobs. Detectives hope that sharing her story will bring about new information in solving her case.

A cold case heats back up
06/14/2019
A cold case heats back up

A cold case heats back up

MILWAUKEE -- A woman, murdered in cold blood. The key piece of evidence missing at the scene -- and the one thing that could crack the cold case of Michelle Guerrero, Sunday on FOX6 News at 9.

On September 21st, 1991 at 4:00 am, Helen Simmons pulled up to the corner of N. 20th St and W. Hadley St. and parked her...
06/09/2019

On September 21st, 1991 at 4:00 am, Helen Simmons pulled up to the corner of N. 20th St and W. Hadley St. and parked her car. She began walking west on the sidewalk of W. Hadley St. when an unknown subject shot multiple times at Helen, striking her. Witnesses located Helen and called for help. Firefighters arrived shortly after and they transported the victim to the hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. Helen was 31 years old at the time of her death. Anyone with information, please call the Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

On September 22nd, 2012 at 1:30am James Jackson and other subjects were standing next to parked cars in the street of th...
06/02/2019

On September 22nd, 2012 at 1:30am James Jackson and other subjects were standing next to parked cars in the street of the 1900 block of N. 32nd St. Three armed suspects approached Jackson and the other subjects from the yards wearing pullover sweatshirts with hoods that were drawn tight around their faces. Witnesses says the suspects ordered all the people to the ground and began firing toward the group. Jackson and another male subject were shot. Jackson died of his injuries. Anyone with information on this case please call the Milwaukee Police Cold Case Homicide Unit at 414-935-7360.

FOX6 News Milwaukee
05/26/2019
FOX6 News Milwaukee

FOX6 News Milwaukee

Devante Randall was charged in April after a 6-month-old boy died at Children's Hospital, and a 2-year-old boy was diagnosed with abusive injuries.

Thanks to information from his roommate -- he's now facing new homicide charges in a 2012 cold case.

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