Major Case/Unsolved Homicides – 1971-1980

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Wright, Sherby Denise – IR# 058273

Date of Incident: October 18, 1980 Location: 1800 Pittsburg Avenue

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Grier, Odell Jack – IR# 028888

Date of Incident: June 6, 1980 Location: 1400 Blk N. Trade Street

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Robinson, Henry L. – IR# 935069

Date of Incident: July 21, 1979 Location: 1502 E. 25th Street

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Ledbetter, Jason D. – IR# 833163

Date of Incident: July 25, 1978 Location: 4917 Lansing Drive

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Beasley, John P. – IR# 823565

Date of Incident: May 29, 1978 Location: Winston Lake Park

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Davis, Brenda C. – IR# 753399

Date of Incident: November 25, 1977 Location: 665 N. Spring Street

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Tate, Linda L. – IR# 701735

Date of Incident: January 22, 1977 Location: 4850 Thales Road

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Weaks, Otis C. – IR# 654383

Date of Incident: September 17, 1976 Location: 1604 B North Patterson Avenue

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Lee, Jalpurnia C. Durham – IR# 618103

Date of Incident: March 31, 1976 Location: Columbia Terrace

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White, Julius T. – IR# 407476

Date of Incident: March 8, 1975 Location: 2900 Lowery Street

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Davis, Constance L. – IR# 395338

Date of Incident: January 3, 1975 Location: 1507 E. 11th Street

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Ruff, Archie Lee – IR# 382082

Date of Incident: October 25, 1974 Location: 1200 E. 11th Street

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James, Robert N. – IR# 373233

Date of Incident: September 9, 1974 Location: 1238 W. Sedgefield Drive

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Carter, Joe L. – IR# 369168

Date of Incident: August 19, 1974 Location: 200 Claremont Avenue

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Ackers, Minnie L. – IR# 299906

Date of Incident: July 27, 1973 Location: 255 East Drive

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Matthews, William – IR# 291298

Date of Incident: June 12, 1973 Location: Woods South of I-40

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Creech, Carl S. – IR# 207287

Date of Incident: December 22, 1971 Location: 100 Polo Road

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Peoples, Hiawatha P. – IR# 171856

Date of Incident: March 8, 1971 Location: 300 E. Third Street


Additional Information: Other death investigations may be reviewed by the Cold Case Homicide Unit on a case-by-case basis. If you have information on these cases, or any other unsolved Homicide case, you can call the dedicated TIPS line phone answering system at (336) 726-2039 and leave a message or call Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800 or the Crimestoppers Spanish line at (336) 728-3904. Other ways to share information is by completing the TIPS form and either submit it online or print and mail it to us at Attention: Cold Case Homicide Unit, Winston-Salem Police Department, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102-2511.


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