Cold Case Unit
THE COLD CASE UNIT was established to focus special investigative
efforts on crimes that have
unsolved for a prolonged period of time, often referred to as "cold
cases". These investigators review all evidence and take a fresh
look at the crime. A homicide case is considered closed when a
suspect has been identified, charged, and arrested. In the case
files of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office there are several cold
cases that are still waiting for closure. Some of these cold cases
date back to 1998 and lack the critical information and/or evidence
needed to identify or charge a suspect.
There are a number of unsolved crimes that we need your help with.
The victims and their families deserve justice. If you have any
information regarding an unsolved homicide, you are urged to contact the
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (910) 798-4261.
understand that sometimes people are hesitant to "get involved".
We would like to assure you that we will keep your information
confidential. However, if you would like to remain anonymous, you
may submit your information to crime stoppers (910) 763-3888.
Below are the Unsolved Homicides that remain to date. The New
Hanover County Sheriff's Office has an excellent record for solving
Homicides, but we still need your help. The New Hanover County
Sheriff's Office is committed to solving these homicide cases and will
continue to search for new leads to bring closer for the families.
There are new leads to be discovered in these cases, all we need is the
right person to come forward and help solve these cases.
Please review the following unsolved homicide cases and remember there
is a family still waiting for justice.
Corey Vann- W/M
20 years of age. Murdered along
the 6000 block of River Rd.
Wilmington N.C. on January 29,
Barbara Jean Anderson-
W/F 37 years of
age. Murdered and body dumped
block of River Rd. Wilmington
N.C. on June 10, 1997.
Rose Marie Mallette W/F
26 years of age. Body was
discovered behind MCO Transport
on Hwy 421 Wilmington N.C. on
Tera Tracey - White
Female, 25 years of age,
Murdered while working at the
Pantry, 5800 Castle Hayne Road,
Occurred December 24, 1999
Michael McIntyre - Black
Male, 23 years of age, Murdered
and his body was dumped near
4600 US Highway 421 North,
Occurred June 28, 2001
Frank Brown - White Male,
46 years of age, Murdered at his
home of 2006 Oakley Road, Castle
Occurred July 3, 2002