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Cold Cases

On behalf of the residents of Prince William County, the Cold Case Unit requests your assistance. If you have information regarding any of the cases listed below, please contact us. The victims of these crimes await justice, and their families, friends, and neighbors need closure.

We recognize that individuals may have information which may led to the successful resolution of these cases -- often without being aware of its full significance. Still others may have concerns about publicly coming forward. In any instance, we can address your concerns if you contact the Cold Case Unit at 703-792-6525, or send an email to

You can also write to the following address with information or other materials: Cold Case Unit, Prince William County Police Department, 15948 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191.

If you would like to remain anonymous, you may contact the Crime Solvers hotline at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You don't have to give your name, just the information.  You can also submit an anonymous tip online by clicking here.

Please contact us and let us decide whether or not the information you have is useful.

Date of Incident Victim's Name and Age
10-10-1970 Patricia Ann Moore, age 10
12-04-1973 Paul David Digon, age 20
12-28-1973 Melvin Leroy Deans, age 33
06-08-1974 Nancy Marie Ryan, age 17
06-24-1978* Karen Scarbrough, age 17
Sharon Inboden Lake, age 25
Deborah Werner Frank, age 23
01-23-1981​ Elwood Strader, age 57
02-11-1982 Cynthia Joan Gastelle, age 20
08-18-1982 Judith Lynn Rue, age 26
01-26-1983 William Henry Brooks, age 67
09-19-1984John Doe, unknown name, between 20 & 25
​05-21-1986 Lisa Renee Triggs, age 15
03-24-1988 Craig Taylor Caviness, age 26
​03-16-1988 James Sullivan Marshall, age 27
​08-14-1989 Diana Lynn Houle, age 31
06-28-1994* Dina Sapoznikov, age 54
Aleksandr Kishinevski, age 36
​05-03-1996 Ziska Ilyabo Rodgers, age 19
​04-12-1999 Russell Raymond Martin, age 52
07-06-1999 Vernon Hoover Nielson, age 69
09-28-1999 Johannes De Hart, age 62
​01-04-2005 Linda Mae Archer, age 56
​05-29-2005 Oscar Maradiaga, age 39
08-25-2005 Rosa Nerida Garcia, age 23
​01-31-2006 Abraham Isaac Roque, age 6 months
​07-02-2007 Rahsaan Gregory Mack, age 25
03-15-2009 Pablo Cruz Gomez, age 31
Date of Incident ​Victim's Name and Age ​Case Type
05-12-1990 John Doe, unknown name, between 40 & 50 ​Suicide
03-22-2010 Shane Ryan Donahue, age 25       ​Missing Person
03-23-2011Erica Dawn Maynor, age 25Undetermined
Date of Incident ​Victim's Name and Age ​Case Type ​Suspect's Name
06-06-1997 Jose Canales, age 26 ​Murder ​Jose Rubio-Gramados
​10-07-1997 Female Victim, age 32 Rape​ ​Carlos R. Cruz
06-26-1998 Female Victim, age 25 ​Rape ​Carlos R. Cruz
​02-07-2005 Jose Effrain Guzman, age 47 ​Murder ​Roger Mendez-Lopez
​Elberto Ulloa
​Rigoberto Aguillar


Anyone with information on these advertised cases or other crimes which occurred in Prince William County is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 703-670-3700.

You do not have to provide any personal information when calling, only the information pertaining to the case.

You could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.



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