Major Case/Unsolved Homicides - 2004


Little, James Thomas – IR# 451311

Date of Incident: October 29, 2004 Location: 2401 N. Liberty Street

Summary – Mr. Little was found deceased next to a dumpster at 2401 N. Liberty Street after leaving TJ’s Lounge.

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Rakestraw, Ansel John – IR# 438613

Date of Incident: August 14, 2004 Location: 4039 Bethania Station Road

Summary – Mr. Rakestraw was found deceased inside the doorway of his home by a friend after having suffered fatal gunshot wounds.


Barr, Eltaro McCoy – IR# 422598

Date of Incident: May 13, 2004 Location: 1210 E. 4th Street

Summary – Mr. Barr was assaulted and robbed at his home. Mr. Barr’s injuries during the assault and robbery resulted in his death.



Snow, Sharon Annette – IR# 405096

Date of Incident: February 1, 2004 Location: 665 Linville Road

Summary – Ms. Snow was found deceased inside of her residence having suffered fatal gunshot wounds.


Lucky, Marion Cornelius – IR# 402813

Date of Incident: January 18, 2004 Location: 2916 Lomond Street

Summary – Mr. Lucky was shot inside of his residence during a robbery attempt.


Bovender, Katherine Cromer – IR# 403177

Date of Incident: January 16, 2004 Location: 3609 Old Salisbury Road

Summary – Officers were dispatched to the assisted living home on Old Salisbury Rd reference an assault. Ms. Bovender was reportedly beaten by a staff member and taken to the hospital for her injuries. She was treated and returned to the assisted living facility, then returned to the hospital where she later died.


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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