2005's Unsolved Murders

By: Kristen Cosby
By: Kristen Cosby

December 12, 2005
On Monday the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office released their top five unsolved murder list for 2005. And they’re hoping you hold the information to solve them. News 12 tells you what investigators are looking for in these crimes.

Investigators think some of these murderers can be caught before the end of the year, but they need your help.

The family of Steve Martin grieves over his murder. He was shot in November outside Gunther’s Lounge along with friend Michael Bogans.

But the family’s pain continues because the murder suspects haven’t been caught. Investigator Richard Roundtree knows the suspects and car descriptions in this case and is close to solving it.

“All we need to know is a name,” Roundtree said.

And, investigators need help identifying this man. They say he murdered Laricky Sanders in September. They know the suspect was driving a white four-door car with plain hubcaps and a ticking noise.

“If we can get our hands on that vehicle and possibly the suspect who drives that vehicle, we can solve that case,” Roundtree said.

Officers are also looking for three men who killed Melvin Dorsey in a home invasion. These suspects are difficult to find because they gunned down Dorsey in October wearing scream masks.

And you might remember this murder; Catrina Evans was stabbed in August and left in her apartment for days with her 1-year-old daughter. Investigators are interested in the activity at her Amsterdam Drive apartment leading up to the murder.

And Tiffany Nelson’s killer is also on the list. The bones of the 9-year-old were found in Burke County this year, 11 years after her death.

“Unfortunately, because of the amount of time that has passed, it is a very difficult case to solve. But we feel it is a solvable case, someone knows something,” Roundtree said.

Tiffany Nelson’s case is being handled by Burke County investigators, but Richmond County officers said they couldn’t leave her off the list since she went missing in Richmond County and her story is important to so many people.

There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. If you know anything, call the sheriff’s office at 706-821-1080.


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