Homicide Open Investigations

Last updated Jul. 07, 2017 - 10:55 am

If you have information about any of the following cases, please contact the lead detective with the case or leave an anonymous tip with the Raleigh Crimestoppers at 919-834-HELP (4357).

Case Number: P09-094553

Watkins Homicide Information

On July 28, 2009, employees coming to work discovered the deceased victim lying outside the church facilities at 204 Hillsborough Street. The investigation determined she was the victim of a homicide. Information obtained during the investigation showed that Ms. Watkins was homeless and occasionally slept on or near the property.

Victim: Martha Watkins | Detective: K.A. Kinney | Location: 204 Hillsborough Street

Case Number: P09-018679

Brown Homicide Information

On February 9, 2009, victim was shot while walking in the 2400 block of Poole Road. Three suspects were captured on surveillance video fleeing the scene.

Victim: Andrew Brown | Detective: J.B. Stroud | Location: 2400 block of Poole Road

Case Number: P08-145451

Moreno-Lopez Homicide Information

On December 21, 2008, as the victim was shot and killed as he arrived home from work. Two unidentified black males were seen fleeing the scene.

Victim: Filiberto Moreno-Lopez | Detective: S.B. Snowden | Location: 925-4 E. Lane Street

Case Number: P08-133258

Fowler Homicide Information

On November 21, 2008, at approximately 8 pm, victim was shot and killed on the 300 block of Tarboro Road.

Victim: Adarious Fowler | Detective: M. Quagliarello | Location: 300 block of Tarboro Road

Case Number: P08-004699

Christmas Homicide Information

On January 13, 2008, at approximately 1:18 a.m., the victim was shot and killed on the sidewalk in front of 119 Idlewild Avenue. Mr. Christmas was known to his friends as "Smiley." Witnesses stated that at least two suspects were involved.

Victim: Demetrius Christmas | Detective: K.A. Kinney | Location: 100 block of Idlewild Avenue

Case Number: P07-073574

Nielsen Homicide Information

On June 14, 2007, at around 5:00 a.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that was abandoned in the front parking lot of a convenience store on Lake Wheeler Road. Officers discovered the driver of the vehicle murdered behind the business. At the time of her death, Nielsen was making deliveries for a national newspaper. She was eight months pregnant.

Victim: Jennifer Nielsen | Detective: Z.A. Morse | Location: 1709 Lake Wheeler Road

Case Number: P06-076000

On June 10, 2006, the victim was reported missing to the Wake County Sheriff's Department. He was last seen alive on or about June 9, 2006. On June 19, 2006, a citizen reported that they discovered a body in the woods behind 500 Hanska Way. Officers responded and located the crime scene. The body was identified as the missing person, Alfonso Hildago.

Victim: Alfonso Hidalgo | Detective: J.L. Zellmer | Location: 500 Hanska Way

Case Number: P03-092352

Kearse-Morrell Homicide Information

On Sunday, August 24, 2003 around 8:00 pm, Carlos Morrell was shot and killed as he arrived at his residence of 3139 Calvary Drive. Witnesses observed at least two male suspects fleeing the area in a red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Victim: Carlos Kearse-Morrell | Detective: I.O. Smith | Location: 3139 Calvary Drive

Case Number: P98-068906

Godfrey Homicide Information

On October 17, 1998, the victim was fatally shot in the front yard of 205 N. State Street. Witnesses at the scene indicated that a subject known only as "New York" may be the shooter.

Victim: Sydney Godfrey | Detective: J.L. Zellmer | Location: 205 N. State Street

Case Number: P94-035383

Vinson Homicide Information

On August 23, 1994, the victim's body was discovered between two businesses in the 1200 block of Wicker Drive. Ms. Vinson was last seen in the early morning hours of August 16, 1994, when she left an apartment in the 2400 block of Avent Ferry Road where she had been living while in Raleigh. She was bound for a destination north of the beltline on Capital Boulevard, but about 5:30 a.m., her vehicle was found abandoned at the the entrance of 2501 Capital Boulevard, just south of the beltline. One of her shoes was still in the vehicle.

Victim: Beth Ellen Vinson | Detective: J.D. Faulk | Location: 2501 Capital Boulevard

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