The Greensboro Police Department (GPD) is committed to seeking justice for victims of homicide and their families. Homicide forever affects the lives of the people who knew and loved the victim. Unsolved cases -- cold cases -- can be extremely difficult for family, friends and the community.
To bring some small degree of peace to the families, and to hold offenders accountable for their acts, Greensboro police never close an unsolved homicide case.
Frequently, these cases are solved because someone had the courage to come forward and provide a vital piece of evidence that was previously unknown to authorities. That one piece of information could be the missing piece needed to bring justice and closure to a grieving family.
If you know something about any cold case, contact Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous. Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or persons responsible for these crimes.
Cold Cases by Decade
"Cold Case" is defined as a criminal investigation of a serious nature where all leads have been exhausted and the case remains unsolved.
Featured Cold Cases
Case #: 2013-0319-043
Victim: Antwan Whitmire
On March 19, 2013, Antwan Whitmire was found shot at his residence at 1204 Randolph Ave., Apartment A, during a home invasion. He later died of his injuries. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Case #: 2012-0525-095
Victim: Paula Joy Nicks
On May 25, 2012, Paula Joy Nicks was found dead behind a church at 1212 Randolph Ave. The investigation revealed that her death was a homicide.
Case #: 2009-0820-001
Victim: Joseph Adefolalu
On August 20, 2009, Joseph Adefolalu was found fatally shot in his taxicab on the 1900 block of Mayfair Avenue. The investigation determined Adefolalu was the victim of an apparent robbery. There is a Governor’s reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Case #: 2005-124134
Victim: Brian Edward Winslow
On January 24, 2005 at 9:40 am, Brian Edward Winslow was found dead in his apartment at 805- F Carrieland Dr., Trinity Garden Apartments. Winslow died from multiple stab wounds.
Case #: 2003-252586
Victim: Bryant Taylor
On October 26, 2003 around 4 am, Bryant Taylor was transported to Moses Cone Hospital by a private vehicle. Upon arrival at the hospital it was determined that Taylor was suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was pronounced dead a short time later. It was determined that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of Club Remix at Sands Drive and E. Cone Boulevard.
Case #: 2003-195593
Victim: Tremale Cogdell
Tremale Cogdell was shot and killed on August 4, 2003 at 4 pm on N. English St. Cogdell was driving a white Jeep Cherokee that crashed into a tree near the Lorillard Tobacco Company after the shooting. There is a Governor’s reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Case #: 2003-115549
Victim: Hazeline Romaine Harper-Field
On April 12, 2003, Hazeline Romaine Harper-Field was found dead in a wooded area behind the
Caldcleugh Multicultural Center, 1700 Orchard St. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Case #: 2003-92129
Victim: Tyquarius Legrande
On March 9, 2003, Tyquarius Legrande was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting at the intersection of E. Lee and Pichard streets.
Case #: 1996-180442
Victim: Joe Norman Parker
On August 2, 1996, Joe Norman “Skipper” Parker was found fatally shot in his truck off the roadway on NC-68 near Airport Parkway. There is a Governor’s reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Case #: 1989-241089
Victim: Eugene W. Pierce
On December 8, 1989 at 2:30 pm, Eugene W. Pierce, an NC A&T State University student, was found behind the counter area of the Circle K convenience store, 2303 N. Church St. Pierce died as a result of a gunshot wound during a robbery, at which a customer was also wounded. There is a Governor’s reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Case #: 1987-117081
Victim: Teresa Sneed
On July 24, 1987 at 2 am, Greensboro officers were called to 101 Pisgah Church Rd., the Pantry, in reference to a subject down. Upon arrival, officers found the clerk, Teresa Sneed, lying on the floor in the back of the business. Further investigation revealed that Sneed died from multiple gunshot wounds during a robbery. There is a Governor’s reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Case #: 1985-112485
Victim: Florene McNeil
On July 21, 1985 at 1:10 am, Greensboro officers were called to 1413 Plymouth St. in reference to a subject down. Upon arrival at the scene officers found Florene McNeil, 55, lying on the floor in the residence. McNeil was declared dead due to multiple stab wounds.
Case #: 1970-29347
Victim: Oscar Wright
On July 9, 1970 at 11:10 pm, Greensboro officers arrived at 110 E. Whittington St. Upon their arrival they found Oscar Wright lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. Wright was transported to Moses Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.