COLD CASE FILES
Cold Case: refers to a crime that has not yet been solved to the full and is not the subject of a recent criminal investigation, but for which new information could emerge from new witness testimony, DNA evidence, re-examined archives, retained material evidence, as well as fresh activities of the suspect. New technical methods developed after the case can be used on the surviving evidence to re-analyze the causes, often with conclusive results.

Typically, cold cases are violent or other major felony crimes, such as murder or rape which unlike unsolved minor crimes are generally not subject to a statute of limitations. Sometimes disappearances can also be considered cold cases if the victim has not been seen or heard from for some time.

In many instances, the information provided by individual citizens allows law enforcement officials to make breakthroughs in solving difficult cases.

The Tyler Police Department’s mission is to seek justice for all of those victims that have become silent. We need your assistance in solving these Unsolved Homicide and Missing Person Cold Cases. If you have information that might be useful, please call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or you can call Tyler Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-2833.
 
 

1979 - MISSING PERSON

BARRE KALLAN MONIGOLD

JUNE 17, 1979

Barre Kallan Monigold was last seen on June 17, 1979 at 3900 Old Bullard Road in Tyler.  He went outside to turn the dome light off of his 1978 blue Monte Carlo around 1:00 a.m. and has not been seen since.

Monigold was 5'7", 150 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.  His date of birth is September 11, 1955. 

Anyone having information regarding the disappearance of Monigold is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Elliott 903-531-1026.

   

 

 

1987 - HOMICIDE

Clarine Ann Jones

June 13, 1987

On June 13, 1987, an unknown suspect gained entry into Clarine Jones's residence located at 1814 S. Kennedy Street. The suspect stabbed Jones multiple times, sexually assaulted her and left her for dead.  Jones was 77 years old at the time of her death.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Clarine Jones is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Gardner 903-535-0192.
   

 

 

1987 - DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Mary Hooper

October 7, 1987

On October 7, 1987, a visiting nurse went to 300 S. Lyons to give care to a patient and discovered that Mary Hooper (age 62) and Emmett Lynch (age 57) were both found murdered inside their residence. 

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Hooper and Lynch is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833. 

Assigned to Detective Roberts 903-535-0193.
   Emmett Lynch
   

 

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1989 - HOMICIDE

Versie C. Daniels

August 29, 1988

On August 29, 1988, witnesses told police that a rolling gun battle had occurred in the 300 block of East Queen Street.  Two rounds that were fired from a vehicle entered a trailer home that was parked in front of 313 E. Queen.  Versie Daniels, age 79, was struck by a one of those stray rounds and died as a result.  A witness reported that numerous hispanic males were involved in this gun battle.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Daniels is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Erbaugh 903-531-1099.
 
   

 

 

1989 - HOMICIDE

Fulton Honeycutt

April 29, 1989

On April 29, 1989, police responded to 121 1/2 East Berta Street on a report of a male lying motionless in the doorway of his garage apartment.  The victim was found deceased and evidence determined that it was a Homicide.  The victim was identified as Fulton Honeycutt, age 56.  Police believe that a struggle occurred inside the apartment prior to his death.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Honeycutt is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Brown 903-533-1880.
   

 

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1989 - HOMICIDE

Earl Thomas Ashfield

September 30, 1989

On September 30, 1989, Tyler Police recovered the body from a burned Taxi Company vehicle that was identified as Earl Ashfield who was employed by the Taxi Company as a driver.  Ashfield was reported missing along with the company vehicle early that morning by the owner of the Taxi Company.  Ashfield indicated to the Taxi Company employee that he may be in trouble before he was no longer heard from.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Ashfield is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833. 

Assigned to Detective Swan 903-531-1041. 

   

 

 

1991 - MISSING PERSON

Megan Elizabeth Garner

March 27, 1991

On March 27, 1991, three-year old Megan Garner was on the playground of her apartment complex located at 4600 Paluxy playing with her brother and cousin.
Megan was last seen that morning around 11:00 a.m. when she came up missing.  Megan's date of birth is October 9, 1987.

Anyone having information regarding the disappearance of Megan Garner is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Shine 903-595-7210.
 

 The photo on the left is a depiction of Megan Garner at age 17.
   

 

 

1991 - HOMICIDE

Donald Ray Thedford

April 16, 1991

On April 16, 1991, fifty three-year old Donald Ray Thedford's body was found in an abandoned tin building located at 916 East Oakwood Street.  Evidence at the scene indicate that Thedford was murdered.  Thedford was known for riding his black 10-speed bicycle in the neighborhood.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Thedford is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Erbaugh 903-531-1099.
   

 

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1992 - HOMICIDE

Kenneth Jones

May 30, 1992

On May 30, 1992,
Kennth Jones and a friend were sitting in their vehicle in front of his residence located at 1100 1/2 W. Queen Street.  The two subjects heard several gun shots in the area and stepped out of their vehicle.  When Jones exited out the passenger side he was shot in the chest by an unknow assailant.  Jones died at a local hospital from the gunshot wound.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Jones is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833. 

Assigned to Detective Erbaugh 903-531-1099. 
 

 

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1992 - HOMICIDE

Baltazar Lopez

December 25, 1992

On December 25, 1992, Baltazar Lopez was attending a Christmas Party at 117 S. Horace Street.  Around 3:00 a.m. a disturbance occurred inside the residence that ended up out in front of the residence with gunfire.  Two victims had been shot by a Hispanic male who was seen running from the crime scene.  Lopez died at he scene.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Lopez is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Brock 903-533-1880.
 

 

 

1992 - MISSING PERSON

Christine Starrine Byrd

May 27, 1992

On May 27, 1992, Christine Byrd disappeared from her residence located at 2405 Pineburr.  At he time of her disappearance, food was left cooking on the stove.  There were no signs of forced entry at her residence.  Byrd's date of birth is July 16, 1949, she was 5'8" tall and weighed approximately 160 pounds.

Anyone having information regarding the disappearance of Byrd is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Shine 903-535-7210.
 

 

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1994 - HOMICIDE

Will C. "CHATT" Harold

January 4, 1994
 

On January 4, 1994, Officers found Will Harold, age 56, shot to death inside his residence located at 2518 Franchel.  It is believed that a disturbance broke out inside the residence that eruputed in gunfire.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Harold is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Swan 903-531-1041.

   

 

 

1994 - HOMICIDE

Curtis Moore

July 14, 1994

On July 14, 1994, at 12:40 a.m., Officers responded to the Corner Market located at Lake Placid Road and Jacksonville Hwy on a subject that was slumped over the steering wheel of a Chevy pick-up.  Upon further investigation they discovered that the subject later identified as Curtis Moore, age 35, had been shot and was deceased.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Moore is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Elliott 903-531-1026.
   

 

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1994 - HOMICIDE

Carl Yarborough

August 25, 1994

On August 25, 1994, Officers were called to 1110 W. Third Street on a report of the resident found shot in his house.  The resident was identified as Carl Yarborough, age 36, who was found deceased from a gunshot wound.  Several B/M suspects were observed running from the residence after gunfire was heard by neighbors. The suspects were observed getting into a white, pick-up and a white four door Nissan Altima.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Yarborough is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Gardner 903-535-0192.
 

 

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1996 - HOMICIDE

Larry King

December 23, 1996

On December 23, 1996, Tyler Police responded to a traffic accident in the 1200 block of N. Pabst Street.  A vehicle driven by Larry King had struck a parked vehicle and then ran into a house.  Upon further investigation officers discovered that King had been shot in the head while driving down the street.  King was transported to a local hospital and died from his injuries.  It is unknown who fired the weapon that killed King.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of King is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833. 

Assigned to Detective Brock 903-533-1880.
 
   

 

1997 - HOMICIDE

Tamika Dianrochell Osborn

July 4, 1997

On July 5, 1997, a neighbor found 21 year-old Tamika Osborn dead in her residence located at 1113 S. Francis in the Butler College area.  Investigators believe that the cause of death to Osborn was asphyxiation.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Osborn is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Swan 903-531-1041.
   

 

 

1998 - HOMICIDE

Oscar Cocolan

September 20, 1998

On September 20, 1998, Oscar Cocolan, age 17, was standing out in his driveway located at 1727 N.Owens talking to a friend around 3:30 a.m.  A 4-door vehicle with tinted windows drove by very slow with  several Hispanic males inside. Shots were fired from this vehicle striking Cocolan where he died at the scene.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Cocolan is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.  


Assigned to Detective Elliott 903-531-1026.

   

 

 

2003 - HOMICIDE

Jesse Mobley

April 25, 2003

On April 25, 2003, eighty-one year old Jesse Mobley was found dead in a two story condemned building located at 816 West Queen Street.  Mobley possibly visited a nearby pool hall before his death and might have been in an altercation with someone outside the pool hall.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Mobley is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Erbaugh 903-531-1099.
   

 

 

2003 - HOMICIDE

Harold Jones

October 6, 2003

On October 6, 2003, several black male suspects wearing dark hooded sweatshirts arrived on foot at 1309 N. Ross Street.  They knocked on the door of an apartment that Harold Jones was visiting. Two suspects entered the residence, pulled out handguns and shot Jones while he was sitting on the couch.  Jones died later in a local hospital form injuries he sustained.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Jones is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Mathews 903-531-1034. 
   

 

2005 - DOUBLE HOMICIDE

James Thompson

July 13, 2005




 

 

Cassius Robinson

July 13, 2005
 

On July 13, 2005, around 12:00 a.m., Tyler Police were called to Wayne's Car Wash located at 1120 W. Bow in reference to a shooting.  Police found two victims inside the business that had been shot.  They were identified as James Thompson, B/ M, age 66 and Cassius Robinson, B/M, age 58.  Both victims were transported to a local hospital were they were pronounced dead from their fatal wounds.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Thompson and Robinson is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assingned to Detective Swan 903-531-1041
 

 

2008 - HOMICIDE

Jerald Depaul Little

March 27, 2008
 

On March 27, 2008, Jerald Little, age 37, was found deceased inside his residence with a gunshot wound. Their were no signs of forced entry into the residence and it is believed that Little knew his assailant. 

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Little is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833. 

Assigned to Detective Roberts 903-535-0193.
   

 

 

2008 - MISSING PERSON

Johnny William Franklin

October 21, 2008

On October 21, 2008 Johnny Franklin was reported missing by his employer who stated Franklin had not shown up for work in several days.  Police recovered Franklin's vehicle found at 3009 N. Grand behind a Church. Franklin's date of birth is 7/25/55.  

Anyone having information regarding the disappearance of Franklin is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Shine 903-595-7210. 

 

 

 

2010 - DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Pedro Flores

September 11, 2010

 

 Felecia Mosley

September 11, 2010

On September 11, 2010, Felecia Mosley and Pedro Mosley were found shot to death at a residence located at 909 E. Line Street, around 3:30 a.m.  Investigators have followed up on numerous leads and need your help with the key piece of information to break this case.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Mosley and Flores is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Gardner 903-535-0192   
 

 

2011 - HOMICIDE

Harold Miller

February 24, 2011

On February 24, 2011, Tyler Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed house fire at 4516 Edinburgh.  Firefighters discovered a deceased male victim inside the residence identified as Harold Miller, B/M, age 28.  Investigators know that a struggle occurred inside the residence where Miller had been stabbed and shot prior to the house catching fire.

Anyone having information regarding the Homicide of Miller is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Tyler Smith County Crime-Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

Assigned to Detective Gardner 903-535-0192.