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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 Police Department at 703-792-5123 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, 5036 Davis Ford Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

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
​08-16-1988 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 23
​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-Granados
​02-07-2005 Jose Effrain Guzman, age 47 ​Murder ​Roger Mendez-Lopez
​Elberto Ulloa
​Rigoberto Aguillar


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