Unsolved homicides in Richmond County

Correction: On April 26, 1998, Tyrone Cathcart Jr., 21, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head at his home on Deans Bridge Road.



JAN. 16: Kyle Austin Royal, 16, was shot in the backseat of a car at Club Magic, which was operating illegally on Mike Padgett Highway. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole nearby.


FEB. 5: Franklin Lilo Smith, 25, was found in the middle of Portland Street in Hephzibah with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

MAY 14: Angelo Quinn Daggett, 23, was found shot outside River Glen Apartments on East Telfair Street.

MAY 26: Travis Daniel Moore, 25, was shot outside his home on Old Louisville Road. Authorities believe the death was the result of a drug-related robbery.

OCT. 19: William Carter, 27, was shot during a home invasion at his home on Audubon Place.

NOV. 20: Law­rence Russell Moore, 36, was shot in an empty lot on Essie McIntyre Boulevard.

DEC. 7: Terrell Kenan Calloway, 23, was shot at Golden Camp and Hawthorne roads.

DEC. 13: Ronald Irvin, 47, was shot at his home on Naples Drive.

DEC. 23: Tyrone Parrish, 41, was shot in his home on Exuma Drive.


APRIL 30: Jasmine Bianca Hollins, 17, was shot when gunmen sprayed a house on 11th Street with bullets. Police do not know why she was there.

MAY 15: Lawanda Person Tanksley, 31, was strangled in a vacant house on D’Antignac Street.

JULY 5: Kayla Marie Wells, 19, and Jeramie Anthony Hammonds, 20, were found shot to death on a trail near Glenn Hills Drive.

SEPT. 11: Corey Reid Garnett, 20, was shot multiple times at his apartment on Damascus Road.

NOV. 25: Nancy Cushman, 17, and Angela Brooks, 19, were shot “execution style” at Twiggs Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard.



MARCH 10: David Brent Dunaway, 47, was found under the River Watch bridge. He had been beaten to death.

SEPT. 11: Teresa Lea McElderry, 52, was dis­covered on Prep Phillips Drive.

DEC. 2: Antonio Daniel Willis, 27, was shot in the neck in an attempted armed robbery at his Sunset Villa Apartment on Essie McIntyre Boulevard.

DEC. 15: Anthony Mi­chael Ed­wards, 27, was shot in a robbery at­tempt in the Winn-Dixie parking lot on Gordon Highway.



NOV. 21: Robert Lee Smith, 79, was found beaten to death in the back­yard of his Kent Street home.



APRIL 25: Deborah Fortu­nato Dill, 48, was reported missing from her home on Woodbine Road. Police investigated the case as a murder, with her husband, John, as the prime suspect.

JULY 10: Isaiah Randolph Selman, 28, was found beaten, bound and burned in a field off Old McDuffie Road. Police believe the killing was drug-related.



AUG. 25: Catrina Beatrice Evans, 19, was found in her Amsterdam Drive apartment five days after being stabbed multiple times. Her 13-month-old child was found in the apartment unharmed.

SEPT. 11: LaRicky Lee Sanders, 20, was shot in front of his home on Calvary Road. Witnesses said the shooting occurred after an ex­change with a man in a 1990s model four-door sedan.


NOV. 12: Steve Martin, 31, and Michael Anthony Bogans, 29, both were shot in the chest after a fight at Gunther’s Lounge on Martin Luther King Boulevard.



FEB. 25: Manuel Pant­oja, 82, was found stabbed multiple times at his home on Milledgeville Road. Police believe he was robbed and stabbed at his front door.

SEPT. 18: Robert Lee Dorsey, 46, was found stabbed multiple times at his Deans Bridge Road apartment.



MAY 12: Renardo Newton, 16, was shot a block from his home on Old Savannah Road hours after a fight with a group of people. Police said the unsolved shooting death of Jasmine Hollins, 17, was in retaliation for Newton’s death.

AUG. 15: Yang Kyn Han, 53, was locking J.C. Food Store on Golden Camp Road when a man tried to rob him. Police believe Han pulled out a gun and was shot in the chest.

SEPT. 21: Witnesses heard gunfire and saw Larry Drayton, 15, run from the back of his Bahama Drive apartment and collapse.

OCT. 18: Natalie Clark, 18, was found face-down in her backyard in Hephzibah. She had been suffocated.

NOV. 17: Bryan Keith Cook, 36, was found stran­gled in his home at Olm­stead Homes. Family members said he was mentally disabled.


DEC. 14: Aldreco Oneal Booker, 27, was shot during a home invasion at his Southgate Drive apartment. It is believed to have been drug-related.



JULY 1: Sam Lewis, 21, was shot in the chest at his apartment complex on Skinner Mill Road. Neighbors saw men in ski masks fleeing.



FEB. 6: The body of a
black man, estimated to be in his late teens to early 20s, was found shot in the head behind Golden Harvest Food Bank’s warehouse.

JUNE 1: Shanta White, 22, was shot in the abdomen
at close range while sitting in her car, talking on a cell phone in front of her home on Raleigh Drive. She was eight months’ pregnant, and the unborn baby died with her.

OCT. 25: Holland Kinsey, 52, was found dead in his Rhodes Drive home after being strangled and slashed with a knife. A neighbor, Anthony Betts, 24, died from injuries hours earlier when he crashed Kinsey’s vehicle into a utility pole on Eighth Street while fleeing police.



MARCH 13: Jason Larry Toomer, 26, died after a drive-by shooting in front of his home on Southgate Drive.

APRIL 22: An unidentified black female was found in a burning car behind a building on Regency Boulevard. The car had South Carolina license plates.



FEB. 12: Terrence Doggett, 20, was shot in the head at his home at Foxwood Apartments.

APR. 26: Tyrone Cathcart Jr., 21, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head at his home on Deans Bridge Road.

NOV. 21: Eugene Crawford, 19, died after being shot multiple times on Conniston Drive.

DEC. 4: Robert Thurmond, 20, died after being shot by a man who called him “Little Bob.”

DEC. 6: Boise Eugene Hankerson, 20, was sitting in his car at Citgo on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when he was shot in a drive-by shooting.


FEB. 6: Todd Gerald Winkler, 33, was found in the bathroom of his home in the 3000 block of Mabus Road. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

FEB. 28: Lena Arkansas Toole, 87, died of a brain hemor­rhage after a boy riding a bike tried to snatch her purse in the 1500 block of Whitney Street.

MARCH 18: Phillip Beard, 43, of the 1100 block of 13th Avenue, was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting. A dark-blue or black Oldsmobile Cutlass drove down the street, and shots were fired. A woman and a 19-year-old man also were shot. Drugs were said to be the motive. Charges were dismissed against a man initially suspected.

MARCH 30: James Gramling, 20, left his parents’ house on his all-terrain vehicle to see a friend and was never seen again. The vehicle was found in a wooded area off Windsor Spring Road covered in blood.

JUNE 6: Albert “Buddy’’ Pendrey, 66, died of head wounds that police suspect he suffered in a struggle with burglars. His body was found in a trailer behind Mack’s Kuntry Store on Windsor Spring Road.

JULY 13: The body of Delphine Brown, 36, was found beside Laney-Walker Boulevard. She was killed by blows to her head and chest, possibly a result of being thrown from a car.

JULY 24: The bodies of Ryan Joseph Singh, 21, of the 4200 block of Beckmont Street, and Manuel Bernardo Arroyo, 19, of the 3000 block of Miranda Road, were found in the trunk of a burning car in Warren County, off Otis Jones Road. Both had been shot before the stolen 1979 Buick Regal was burned.

OCT. 30: Ruben Maldonado, 17, was killed in a drive-by shooting in front of his Sparks Avenue home.



FEB. 18: Bridgette Benita Williams, 35, of the 1100 block of Summer Street, was found in a ditch in the 1200 block of New Savannah Road. The mother of five died of stab wounds.

APRIL 29: The nude body of Michelle D. Walker, 26, of the 1400 block of Channing Court, was found along River Watch Parkway near Alexander Drive. She appeared to have been dragged there after being killed elsewhere.

MAY 10: Thomas H. Cochran, 64, of the 3800 block of Wendell Street, was found near his bait-and-tackle shop in the 1600 block of Arthern Road. He died of a gunshot to his head, officials said. Police say he was killed May 9, possibly by people he was running off his property for illegal fishing or parking. Robbery did not appear to be a motive.

SEPT. 4: Michael “Con­nie’’ Washington, 20, of the 200 block of Lamar Road, was shot as he walked away from an apartment at the Stonegate complex on Myrtle Drive.



AUG. 1: Henry Sturgis, 42, was found shot on the railroad tracks at Wilkerson Road.

SEPT. 13: Lawrence Barrett, 45, was shot in the back of the head as he returned home to the 2800 block of High Point Court.

OCT. 20: Alvin Harrington, 29, was found shot at Olive Road and Wharton Drive. The shooting is believed to have been drug-related.


FEB. 15: Norman Palmer III, 42, was found shot in the 3000 block of Old McDuffie Road. The shooting is believed to have been drug-related.

APRIL 10: Leon Ellison, 17, was found shot in the 4400 block of Peach Orchard Road.

APRIL 11: Karen Elizabeth Williams, 36, was found in the backseat of a car in the Daniel Village parking lot. Her body, with multiple stab wounds, was wrapped in a blanket and bound with tape.

APRIL 24: Lowell Marion Henry McCoy, 17, was found shot in the 2300 block of Cumming Road.

SEPT. 10: Edward L. Taplin Jr., 36, was found shot in the 2400 block of Yates Drive.

OCT. 5: DeCarla Lashea Harris, 23, was found stabbed during an apparent robbery in Williams­burg Apartments.

DEC. 16: Ural Dion Beck Jr., 23, was found shot on Gravel Pit Road and New Savannah Road. The shooting is believed to have been drug-related.



JAN. 6: Barbara Chivers Lamb Deep, 44, was found dead of a gunshot wound during an apparent robbery at a Central Avenue uniform shop.

JAN. 9: Melvin Thompson, 35, was found shot at Sunset Avenue and Luckey Street.

FEB. 13: Kent Johnson, 29, was found stabbed to death in a vacant lot on Hall Street.

JUNE 8: Loretta Dukes, 24, was found shot to death in a field off Columbia Nitrogen Road. Joseph Washington, 53, who was a suspect in Dukes’ death, died in prison awaiting trial in the death of Marilyn Kelly, 18, who was shot to death near Columbia Nitrogen Road in September 1993. Washington was not indicted in Dukes’ death because of lack of evidence.

JULY 23: Robert Donald Sellars, 26, was found on Lumpkin Road. The cause of death is unknown.

AUG. 27: Julian Hawes, 65, was shot inside his home in the 1800 block of Gordon Highway.

NOV. 30: Jimmy Harper, 62, was found shot to death in the 200 block of East Hancock Drive.



JUNE 17: Michael Frails, 28, was found stabbed on Richmond Hill Road West. The crime is believed to have been drug-related.

AUG. 1: Mary Lizzie Glenn, 69, was found stabbed to death in her 12th Street home.

NOV. 13: Richard Williams, 22, was found shot in the 2000 block of Old Savannah Road.

NOV. 25: William Bentley, 50, was found slumped over the wheel of his taxi. He had been shot while being robbed of his fare in the 300 block of Colorado Street.



JAN. 1: Margaret Pickett, 82, died about two weeks after she was assaulted and robbed in her Turpin Street home. She was taken to the hospital complaining of back pains and died there.

APRIL 2: The partially clothed body of Priscilla Wilson, 21, of the 1400 block of Wrightsboro Road, was found in a backyard on McCauley Street.

MAY 2: Josephine Delores Lawrence, 30, was found shot during an apparent robbery in the 600 block of Cedar Street.

JUNE 26: Kevin Collette, 25, was found shot on U.S. Highway 1 near Fort Gordon. His death is believed to have been drug-related.

JULY 9: Eddie Willie Bracy, 35, was found beaten in the 1400 block of Greene Street.

SEPT. 1: Pam D. Hill, 22, was found shot in the 200 block of Magnolia Drive.

SEPT. 6: Dimetria Smith, 3, died three weeks after her maternal grandmother took her to the emergency room to be treated for a blow to the head. The coroner ruled it a homicide.

SEPT. 17: Juanita Johnson, 80, was found bludgeoned in her Gordon Highway home. She had been stabbed, and a plastic bag had been placed over her head.

OCT. 24: Ernest Turner, 61, was found shot in the 1400 block of Roulette Lane.

OCT. 27: Alvin Howard, 19, was shot on Sand Bar Ferry Road.

NOV. 26: Matthew Martin, 61, was shot during an apparent robbery in the 1400 block of O’Keefe Lane.

DEC. 27: Thelma Hankins, 69, was strangled during an apparent robbery in the 900 block of Seventh Street.


AUG. 19: Ray Holmes, 17, of Colonial Drive in Martinez, was shot in the chest as he sat with his girlfriend in a parked pickup off Willis Foreman Road.

DEC. 3: Margaree Bridges, 26, of Ellis Street, was strangled in her home.



SEPT. 17: Youssef “Joseph’’ Mouna, a native of Syria, was killed in his Mercedes-Benz in the parking lot of Humana (now Doctors) Hospital. He was shot in the face with a .38-caliber handgun.



DEC. 20: Firefighters arrived at 805 Heard Ave. and found the charred body of Cynthia Jo Wozneski, 31. Although it was initially labeled an accidental fire death, medical evidence later showed she had died before the fire started.



FEB. 14: Barbara S. Jefferson, 43, was stabbed 32 times on Valentine’s Day in her home in south Richmond County. Her body was found in a bathroom wrapped in a blanket, near a bathtub filled with water. Police said she was killed in a nearby bedroom.

MAY 27: Betty Jo Lackey, 35, was shot to death in her T-shirt shop on Wrightsboro Road, BY Designs. The apparent motive was robbery.

DEC. 17: Stephanie Denise Sullivan, 19, was found dead in her home on Strother Drive. She had been cut and stabbed 47 times.



AUG. 9: The body of Nancy Hopson, 35, of Beech Island, was found in the trunk of her car parked at Daniel Village. Three days later, her missing purse turned up in a mailbox off Walton Way.



JUNE 17: The body of Carol Denise Greggs, 24, was found by her boyfriend, Grady Abrams, in her home on Ruby Drive. At a coroner’s inquest on Aug. 20, it was determined she had died by strangulation June 15 or 16.

DEC. 17: Walter O’Leary “Buck” Rushton Sr., was shot at his liquor store, Foskoskie’s Package Shop on Savannah Road. There was no evidence of a robbery.

Unsolved homicides still affect Augusta families
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Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080. All information will be confidential.

SLIDESHOW: Some of Augusta's unsolved homicides