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Cold Cases

There are roughly more than 400 cold cases throughout Utah which include homicides, missing persons, and unidentified deceased persons. Last legislative session, Utah lawmakers passed Senate Bill 160 which required all law enforcement agencies in Utah to enter their cold cases and missing persons cases into the database. The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is spearheading the effort and has been provided funding for the database and for a fulltime cold case analyst.

Four divisions within DPS will support the database and its goal of bringing justice to victims and their families. The Department’s Crime Lab, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), State Information and Analysis Center (SIAC) and the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) will all have a hand in supporting cases entered into the database.

As part of the requirements of Senate Bill 160, cases that remain unsolved at least 3 years after the crime occurred, or any homicide that has gone unsolved, must be submitted into the database.

Along with the support from Senator Weiler, the development of the database was a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Safety, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Salt Lake City Police, Unified Police Department, the Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, Statewide Association of Prosecutors among others.

Law Enforcement wanting to add a cold case to the website can contact gmcneil@utah.gov

Utah's Cold Cases

Curtis Crosby

Contact South Salt Lake Police (801) 412-3600

CURTIS HAS NOT BEEN SEEN OR HEARD FROM SINCE NOVEMBER 2014. THE POLICE WERE CONTACTED BY A FAMILY MEMBER WHO SAID THAT IT IS NOT LIKE HIM TO NOT ANSWER HIS PHONE. CURTIS RELOCATED TO UTAH AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA.

CASE# 14G008545

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Sarah Norfleet

Contact Bountiful Police Department (801) 298-6050. Detective Shane Alexander

Sarah was last seen in Bountiful Utah. She may have traveled to Nevada or California with a male companion. She went missing without taking any clothing or personal effects. She has had jaw surgery and has surgical screws in her jaw.  There has been no contact from Sarah since she went missing. Contact Bountiful Police with any information.

Case# 1993-0001419

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Stephen L. Hughes

CONTACT: Bountiful Police Department (801) 298-6012.

Stephen’s truck was found abandoned at his place of business in Bountiful, Utah. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a red plaid shirt. He may have a mustache. He had shingles on his left side. He has heart problems and may be in need of medical attention. Contact Bountiful Police with any information.

Case# 86-396

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Sandra Matott

Sandra went missing on 7/10/1979. She was last seen wearing a white top, green slacks and white shoes. She was wearing a ring with a turquoise colored stone.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320

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Debra Lee Frost

DEBRA WAS LAST SEEN AT MOUNTAIN BELL PLAZA AT 10:00 P.M. SHE WAS GOING TO WALK OR HITCHHIKE TO MONTGOMERY STREET, BUT NEVER ARRIVED. SHE HAS A BURN SCAR ON HER LEFT CALF AND WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK TUBE-TOP WITH WHITE FISHNET OVER IT, LONG BLUE CORDUROY PANTS AND BLUE TENNIS SHOES.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 case# 950810

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Michael Lloyd Reece

LLOYD REESE WAS LAST SEEN AT EAST CANYON DAM WITH HIS FRIEND DAVID JARAMILLO, WHO IS ALSO MISSING. BOTH WERE LAST SEEN DRIVING AWAY IN A BROWN DATSUN B210.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 84-59692

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Jeffrey O’Carrol

JEFFREY SORTED LAUNDRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITAL. ON AUGUST 27, 1986 AT APPROXIMATELY 1000 HRS. HE CALLED HIS SISTER AND SAID HE WAS NOT FEELING WELL. SHE WENT TO MEET HIM AND HE NEVER SHOWED UP. HE WAS LAST SEEN IN THE AREA OF 400 SOUTH 1300 EAST IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. . POSSIBLE BUSHY BEARD, SHORT, STRAIGHT HAIR; PROMINENT WIDOWS PEAK. LAST SEEN WEARING GREEN HOSPITAL SHIRT, SIZE MEDIUM; GREEN HOSPITAL PANTS; BROWN BELT, SIZE LARGE; SOCKS, SIZE MEDIUM

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 86-86329

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Deane David Brown

ON OCT 30, 1986 DAVID BROWN 43 YEARS OLD WAS DROPPED OFF IN THE PARKING LOT OF 348 EAST SOUTH TEMPLE. DAVID BROWN DID NOT RETURN HOME AND HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE. THE POLICE DID LOCATE DAVID’S CAR AT THE SALT LAKE CITY AIRPORT BUT DAVID WAS NOT LOCATED. LAST SEEN WEARING A LIGHT BLUE BUSINESS SUIT.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 86-106667

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Aletha Jo Williams

ALETHA WAS LAST SEEN ON THE CORNER OF 1700 SOUTH AND W. TEMPLE IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT. SHE DROPPED OFF HER BELONGINGS AT A FAMILY MEMBER’S RESIDENCE AND INDICATED SHE WOULD RETURN LATER. ALETHA HAS A MEDICAL CONDITION. SIX MONTHS PREGNANT AT TIME OF DISAPPEARANCE.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 02-79626

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Vicki Smock

VICKIE WAS LAST SEEN IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT IN 1986. SHE WAS DROPPED OFF AT THE GREYHOUND BUS STATION, WITH AN UNKNOWN MALE COMPANION, BY HER FATHER AND PLANNED TO GO TO WENDOVER, NV TO WORK AS A COCKTAIL WAITRESS AT THE RED GARTER HOTEL & CASINO. SHE HASN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE. VICKIE’S FAMILY STATES THAT IT IS VERY UNUSUAL FOR HER TO LEAVE AND NOT BE IN CONTACT. HAS NATURAL MEDIUM BROWN HAIR, DYED BLOND, SOMETIMES HER EYES MAY HAVE APPEARED GREEN .POSSIBLY ON A GREYHOUND BUS TRAVELING TO WENDOVER, NEVADA FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UT.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 02-157398

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John Casper

MISSING FROM SALT LAKE CITY. POSSIBLY LAST SEEN IN WICKIUP, ARIZONA. TRAVELED THROUGH BEAVER, UT, ESCALANTE, UT, AND BARSTOW, CA.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 16-111584

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Jeffrey Nichols

JEFFREY WAS LAST SEEN IN THE MORNING AT HIS RESIDENCE IN THE VICINITY OF THE 2500 BLOCK OF E. PARLEY WAY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT. HIS WHITE 2000 FORD RANGER PICKUP WAS LATER LOCATED ON JULY 15, 2004 IN THE VICINITY OF THE 4800 BLOCK OF S. STATE ST. IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT. BAD BACK.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 04-98526


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Toby Jesperson

TOBY HAS HIS TONGUE, EARS AND NOSE PIERCED. HIS LAST KNOW LOCATION IS UNKNOWN. HAS BEEN IN COLORADO, OREGON, IDAHO AND UTAH. PLEASE CONTACT THE MISSING PERSONS CLEARINGHOUSE WITH ANY INFORMATION.

CONTACT: DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH THE SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801) 799-3320

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Robert Michael Patton

LAST SEEN GETTING INTO AN UNKNOWN TYPE OF VEHICLE AND LEAVING THE EVA DAWN CARE FACILITY. HAS BROWN HAIR BUT WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A REDDISH-BROWN SHOULDER-LENGTH FEMALE WIG. ORANGE FINGERNAIL POLISH.

CONTACT: DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH THE SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801) 799-3320

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Kenneth Dale Batchelor

KENNETH IS A TRANSIENT WHO HAS TRAVELED THROUGH OKLAHOMA, ARIZONA, UTAH, CALIFORNIA, AND COLORADO. HIS LAST POLICE CONTACT WITH SLCPD WAS IN 2000 AND HIS FAMILY LAST SPOKE TO HIM IN 1992. HE HAD A POSSIBLE ARREST IN COLORADO IN 2001, NOT YET VERIFIED. KENNETH OFTEN STAYS IN AND AROUND HOMELESS SHELTERS. KNOWN TO HAVE MUSTACHE AND LONG BEARD OR GOATEE – ALSO SOMETIMES APPEARING REDDISH. KNOWN TO HAVE LONG SHAGGY HAIR – SOMETIMES APPEARING REDDISH.

CONTACT: DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH THE SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801) 799-3320 Case# 16-111584

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Lakhbir Banwait

LAST SEEN WALKING TO THE POST OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. LAST SEEN WEARING SKY BLUE COLORED TURBAN ON HEAD, BLACK PANTS, AND BLACK SHOES. HAD MUSTACHE & BEARD.

CONTACT DETECTIVE KILGORE WITH SALT LAKE CITY POLICE

(801)799-3320 Case# 92-44138

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Roger Holley

SEPTEMBER 20, 1994 08:00 LOCATION: HIDDEN HOLLOW PARK. ROUGHLY 2155 SOUTH 1140 EAST, SALT LAKE CITY. THE PARK WAS ON PARLEY’S CANYON CREEK IN A SECLUDED LOCATION WEST OF 1300 EAST AND SOUTH OF THE BUSINESSES ON 2100 SOUTH. THE PARK IS SURROUNDED BY TREES, NOT VISIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE. VICTIM: ROGER HOLLEY. MALE NATIVE AMERICAN 35 YEARS OLD. HE WAS HOMELESS AT THE TIME AND SLEEPING IN HIDDEN HOLLOW PARK. A MAN WALKING HIS DOG FOUND HOLLY DECEASED AT 08:00 ON 9/20/1994 WHILE WALKING HIS DOG IN HIDDEN HOLLOW PARK. HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE POLICE. HOLLY WAS BEAT TO DEATH WITH BLUNT OBJECTS.

CONTACT DETECTIVE CORDON PARKS WITH THE SALT LAKE POLICE DEPT.

(801) 799-3000 Case# 1994-136459

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Joseph Louis Santi

JOE SANTI WAS LAST SEEN ON SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1977 AND IS MISSING UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. ALL 3 VEHICLES OWNED BY JOE SANTI WERE LEFT AT HIS
APARTMENT.

CONTACT SALT LAKE CITY DETECTIVE KILGORE (801)799-3320

Case# 77-5867

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Reed Jeppson

LAST SEEN IN THE VICINITY OF ST. MARY OF THE WASATCH ON THE EAST BENCH OF SALT LAKE ON OCTOBER 11, 1964 WALKING HIS 2 GERMAN SHORT HAIR POINTERS. LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE LEVIS, WHITE COTTON KNIT SHIRT, REVERSIBLE PARKA(BLUE ON ONE SIDE AND BLACK
ON OTHER SIDE)

CONTACT AGENCY IS THE SALT LAKE CITY POLICE (801)799-3320 DET. KILGORE Case# 64-46859

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Jennifer Klein (“Jenny”)

CONTACT: Grand County (Utah) Sheriff’s Office (435) 259-8115

MISSING ENDANGERED: Jennifer Klein (“Jenny”) was last seen with her family when they were camped at a campground approximately ten miles north of Moab, Utah. The campground was in the trees and there was a path through the woods that led to the river. There were several people (adults and children) who were out by the river. The campground was full because it was the Memorial Day weekend. Jennifer’s father, Howard had gone back to the camper for something and Jenny was playing in the sand. There was a dogfight and everyone turned their attention to the dogs. When Jennifer’s mother and brother (five years old at time of disappearance) turned back around Jennifer was gone.

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