Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Disappearance of Cameron Hardman

source: uncovered.com

Cameron Hardman has been missing since October 31st, 2011. 

The then-31-year-old man was last seen in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. It was Halloween, and Cameron reportedly had plans to meet up with friends in the 4500 block of Carmac Street in Philadelphia. He vanished after he left a residence on Newlin Avenue in Sharon Hill; presumably headed to the Carmac Street residence. Cameron has never been seen or heard from again. 

Cameron was later reported missing by his family. On November 4th, 2011, Cameron's mother told reporters that Cameron does not have a criminal background. She also noted that Cameron had never left home without a warning before, making his sudden absence all the more baffling.

Three days after that reporting, on November 7th, 2011, Cameron's car was found abandoned at 5234 North 2nd Street in Philadelphia. The vehicle was located approximately seven blocks away from the address on Carmac Street, where Cameron was headed on the evening of his disappearance. Cameron's personal items, including his cell phone and wallet, were found inside the car, but Cameron himself was still nowhere to be found. 

Cameron remains missing today. There has been minimal reporting on his case, so details about the investigation are unknown. Cameron's disappearance is considered a cold case. 

If you have any information that could lead to Cameron's whereabouts, please contact the Darby Township Police Department at 610-583-3245.

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Sources:
The Advance-Titan
Charley Project
NamUs
NBC Philadelphia
Uncovered

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Disappearance of Brandon Clark

source: 13 WHAM

Brandon Clark vanished under suspicious circumstances on August 2nd, 2020. The then-29-year-old man was last seen in Rochester, New York. Brandon never returned home and abruptly fell out-of-touch with his loved ones. He was reported missing on August 4th, 2020. 

Brandon's last known location was reportedly on Orchard Street in Rochester. According to NamUs, he vanished after dropping his girlfriend off at her house. Brandon's family members told reporters that the rental car he was driving was later found abandoned and unlocked at Essex and Silver Street. His personal items were still inside the vehicle, but Brandon himself was nowhere to be found. 

Additional details about Brandon's disappearance are unknown. In the days following his disappearance, Brandon's family announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. Unfortunately, years have passed, and Brandon still remains missing. There has been very little reporting about his case.

If you have any information that could help locate Brandon, please contact the Rochester Police Department at 585-428-6595.

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Sources:
13 WHAM
Charley Project
Democrat and Chronicle
NamUs
Spectrum Local News
Uncovered

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Murder of Andrae Davis

source: uncovered.com

Andrae Davis was murdered at his own home on August 17th, 2011. The 31-year-old man lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his fiancĂ© and their young children at the time of his death. Andrae was killed after a bullet went through the front door of his residence. 

The night of the murder began as a pleasant one for Andrae. He spent the evening with his fiancĂ© and children at a local park. What began as a nice night with family quickly took a tragic turn after they returned to their home at the Eagle Nest Condominiums on Vail Street. At some point, a fight broke out in front of Andrae's residence, causing a loud commotion right outside the door. 

As he looked through the peephole, Andrae noticed that the fight was amongst a group of men. He did not know the men, nor did he ever attempt to get involved in the altercation. Andrae continued to watch through the peephole as one of the men drew a gun and pulled the trigger. The bullet missed the intended target; instead, it went through Andrae's front door and struck him in the heart. 

Andrae's loved ones have been left without answers or justice for several years. In the days that followed the shooting, Andrae's family members were told by police that "a person involved in the shooting had escaped from UNM Hospital and fled to Mexico." Police also stated that two other persons of interest have fled the country as well. The identities of said persons have never been publicly revealed. 

In 2015, Andrae's family was awarded $12 million in a lawsuit filed against Eagle Nest Condominiums and its property management company. The lawsuit alleged that company could have done more to prevent the shooting. Screenings and background checks are reportedly required by the rules of the complex, but that rule was not being consistently followed. 

An attorney for Andrae's family told reporters that the lack of background checks is what led to a known drug dealer living in the complex. The family believes said drug dealer was involved in the shooting. A jury agreed with Andrae's family, and they were subsequently rewarded the $12 million. 

Still, Andrae's loved ones hope that those involved in his murder will be brought to justice. Unfortunately, Andrae's murder is considered a cold case. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact Albuquerque Crimestoppers at 505-843-STOP. 

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Sources:
Action News 7
KRQE News
Uncovered

Monday, February 19, 2024

The Murder of Quesola Mimms

source: uncovered.com

Quesola Mimms was excited to begin a new chapter in her life during September 2016. The 20-year-old woman was due to start a job at a factory in Chicago, Illinois, and she was looking forward to going to work. However, Quesola reportedly never showed up for her first shift. 

Quesola, known as Keke by those close to her, left the Chicago residence that she shared with her mother on September 21st, 2016. She was never seen alive again. Two days later, a Chicago Park District worker found a plastic bag containing what appeared to be a human head in a lagoon at McKinley Park. Upon hearing about the discovery of the remains, Quesola's family members feared that the remains belonged to her.

In November 2016, the Cook County Medical Examiner's confirmed these fears: the remains were that of Quesola Mimms. About a month later, her death was ruled a homicide. However, a motive for her death remains unknown. According to reports, Quesola was a kind young woman and a mother to a young daughter, who was just 18 months old at the time of Quesola's death. It does not appear that Quesola had any known enemies. 

Shortly after the severed head was found at the lagoon in McKinley Park, investigators drained the lagoon in search of the rest of Quesola's remains. They weren't found during the search and have not been found to this day. 

Years have passed, and Quesola's murder remains unsolved. No suspects or persons of interest have ever been publicly announced. Quesola's murder is considered a cold case.

If you have any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of Quesola's killer(s), please contact the Chicago Police Department at (312) 742-4410.

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Sources:
ABC 7
Chicago Sun-Times, (2)
DNA Info
Chicago Tribune
Uncovered

Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Disappearance of Latrice Nelson

source: ABC 7

Latrice Nelson has been missing since July 2018. The 37-year-old woman lived in Washington, D.C. at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen in the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE. Latrice has never been seen or heard from again. 

For unclear reasons, Latrice was not reported missing until September 5th, 2018. Throughout the investigation, it was determined that she was last seen around 8:45 PM on July 16th, 2018. The circumstances surrounding Latrice's disappearance are otherwise unknown. 

There has been very little news coverage on Latrice's case. After the Metropolitan police began investigating, it was reported that they had classified Latrice as a critical missing person. Other than that, there are very few details available about Latrice's case. 

Latrice remains missing today, and her disappearance is considered a cold case. She is described by police as "a 5-foot-4, 140-pound black female with a medium complexion, long braids and brown eyes." If you have any information that could lead to her whereabouts, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-576-6768.

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Sources:
ABC 7
Charley Project
Newsbreak

Saturday, February 17, 2024

The Disappearance of Emily Benjamin

 

Emily Benjamin has been missing since September 2022. The then-34-year-old lived in Culpeper, Virginia at the time of her disappearance. Emily's last known contact occurred during the early morning hours of September 2nd, 2022. She has never been seen or heard from again.

The Culpeper Police Department got in touch with Emily around 2:00 AM on the morning of September 2nd after a welfare check was requested. During her conversation with police, Emily stated that she was fine; she was simply on a road trip and would return home in two weeks. According to reports, Emily was in Falls Church, Virginia during that conversation. Her whereabouts and actions after that remain a mystery to this day.

It is unknown who requested the welfare check on Emily, or why it was requested. It is also unknown if Emily was in the company of anyone at the time she spoke to police. Two weeks came and passed, but she never returned home from the road trip.

On September 20th, 2022, Emily's car was found abandoned in the parking lot of an Auto Zone in Sterling, Virginia. Sterling is just about 20 miles away from Falls Church, where Emily was last known to be, and about 60 miles away from her home in Culpeper. It is unknown if Emily herself parked the car in Sterling. 

Very few details about Emily's disappearance are available. She remains missing today. If you have any information that could lead to Emily's whereabouts, please contact the Culpeper Police Department at 540-727-3430.

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Murder of Shantell Pollard

source: Front Page Detectives

Shantell Pollard was only 19 years-old when she died after being shot on October 31st, 2017. The teenage girl planned to celebrate Halloween that evening with friends on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Unfortunately, Shantell never made it to the celebration. 

Shantell's friends picked her up from her family's home in Thibodaux around 10:00 PM on the evening of the shooting. Their plan was to make the hour-long drive to New Orleans, but first they needed to drop Shantell's friend's children off at a home in a nearby Marydale neighborhood. It was in that neighborhood where Shantell was fatally shot in the head. 

According to reports, police were called to Park Avenue around 10:35 PM. Once officers arrived on the scene, they found Shantell unresponsive in the front seat of an SUV. It was clear that she had been shot, and she was subsequently transported to a local hospital. Shantell succumbed to her gunshot injuries days later, on November 3rd, 2017. 

No arrests have ever been made in Shantell's case, nor have any suspects been publicly announced. A motive for her murder remains unknown. Shantell's family members are inevitably devastated by her death, and they hope to one day receive justice. 

If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of Shantell's killer(s), please contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or submit a tip online.

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Sources:
Front Page Detectives
Houma Today
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
Project: Cold Case