Cold Cases

If you have any information about these cold cases please call the Criminal Investigation Division of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office or use the Cold Cases Form.

  1. 2010 Deyanira Rios Dela Cruz - Murder & Robbery

    Deyanira Rios Dela Cruz worked as a clerk at the Latin Mix 2 convenience store at 429 North Salisbury Avenue Spencer, NC 28159.

  2. 2001 Marlon Darnell Ellis - Murder

    On Wednesday February 7, 2001, the body of Marlon Ellis was discovered under some brush off Five Row Road, off Longs Ferry Road near East Spencer.

  3. 1997 Derry Gerard Jordan - Murder

    On September 13, 1997, at 6 p.m. the body of Derry Jordan was discovered in the grass off Highway 601 near Potneck Road and Davie County.

  4. 1996 Homer Edward Brown - Murder

    On December 16, 1986, Homer Brown was located dead in the trunk of his car at shopping center in the 2800 block of Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262.

  5. 1995 Lois Jean Whaley - Murder

    On July 18, 1995 the body of Whaley was discovered in a hay field of Pond School Road.

  6. 1992 James Melvin Fisher Sr. - Murder

    On May 9, 1992, at 9:45 a.m. the body of James Melvin Fisher Sr. was discovered dead in his home at 1155 Partee Drive, Landis, NC 28023.

  7. 1992 Sherry Cannup Mash - Murder

    Sherry was found dead in the ditch beside Old Union Church Road near Wild Wood Road in Salisbury, NC.

  8. 1992 Byron Montgomery “Monty” Wisecarver - Murder

    On Friday October 23, 1992, at about 5:30 a.m. Mr. Wisecarver went outside to start his truck as he prepared to go to work. As Wisecarver was outside he encounteedr a suspect and was shot twice at close range.

  9. 1988 Paula Ann Freeman - Murder

    On March 17, 1988, the body Paula Freeman was discovered partially buried in a grave near the NC Finishing Company on Highway 29 North near Spencer, NC.

  10. 1980 John Leonard Williams Jr. - Murder

    On November 1, 1980, at about 1:30 a.m. a Deputy discovered the body of John Williams Jr. in a wooded area off Cress School Road near Miller Road in China Grove, NC.

  11. 1978 Herbert Hoover Moss - Murder & Robbery

    On December 14, 1978, shortly after 10 p.m., Moss was discovered dead behind the counter of the North Main Package Store.

  12. 1978 Tammy White & Robert Frank - Murders

    On August 28, 1978, at 6:30 p.m. the body of Tammy White is discovered in the ditch on Mt. Zion Church Road near Highway 52 near Rockwell NC. On August 28, 1978, at 8:10 p.m. the body of Robert Frank is discovered down an embankment on the side of Interstate 85 in the southbound lane near Longs Ferry Road.