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TPSO Detectives Heating Up Cold Cases

Detectives with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit are looking for leads that will heat up several active cold cases.

The greatest experience learned in working cold cases is the belief that sometimes a gap in time can benefit the case. People who were reluctant to step forward then are often willing to speak now, many years later. "We believe there are people in the community that may have direct or secondhand knowledge of these incidents and those involved in them, and we would ask them come forward," Edwards said. “The public's assistance is always helpful and on most occasions has a direct impact on solving a case.” he continued.

At this time, we are asking anyone with information regarding the following cases, regardless of how small you think it is, to contact the Crime Stoppers (800.554.5245). It might be that one piece of the puzzle that completes the entire picture.

Cold Case 1. Cold Case detectives are looking into is the death of 51 year old Walter John Daniels of 108 Genovese Rd. in Independence, LA.

On March 19, 2007, at approximately 6:25 PM, members of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to Larussa Lane where a body was reported to be lying in a ditch. The body was identified as “Wally” Daniels. Detectives searched the area and attempted to obtain information regarding Daniels’s body to no avail.

Cold Case 2. On June 27, 2011, 25 year old Robert Kelly was gunned down in his residence on Durbin Rd. in Hammond, LA. The investigation reports that Kelly sustained one gunshot wound to the head resulting in his death. The victim’s brother located Kelly at approximately 2:00 p.m. and called 911.

The only piece of information that surfaced was the report of a white colored Chrysler vehicle was allegedly seen in the area at the time of the shooting.

In cases such as this where information is limited, we rely heavily on information gathered from the public in hopes of identifying creditable witnesses and tangible information that will ultimately lead to an arrest(s).

Cold Case 3. Seeking justice for 28-year-old female victim Datril Hunter of N. Scanlan St. in Hammond, LA. On Nov. 1, 2006, Hunter was shot and killed as the result of an alleged incident that occurred on E. Park Ave. in Hammond, LA. Little to no information has been reported about this tragic crime.

Again, we are asking anyone who witnessed or may have information concerning these incidents to PLEASE call Crime Stoppers DIRECTLY, SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS TIP at (800.554.5245) and qualify for the reward. You will remain ANONYMOUS and do not have to testify in court to earn the CASH REWARD.