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Cesar Yanez Ortiz

  • Name of Victim: Cesar Yanez Ortiz
  • Date of Homicide: 11/29/2016
  • Neighborhood: North Durham (District 2)
  • Location: 3835 Guess Rd
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Cesar Yanez Ortiz, 24, was shot to death shortly after 11 p.m. on November 29, 2016. He was walking home to his apartment from a nearby store when he was slain.  If you have information, please contact CrimeStoppers.  Callers remain anonymous.

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Kevin Leathers

  • Name of Victim: Kevin Leathers
  • Date of Homicide: 04/30/2013
  • Neighborhood: North Durham (District 2)
  • Location: 1811 Guess Rd
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Officers were dispatched to a call at 1811 Guess Road at 12:09 a.m. on April 30, 2013. When they arrived, they found 41-year-old Kevin Ramon Leathers dead inside the house.

Leathers had been beaten to death and investigators are trying to determine a motive.

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Paul Noel & Timothy McGhee

  • Name of Victim: Paul Noel & Timothy McGhee
  • Date of Homicide: 01/08/2012
  • Neighborhood: North Durham (District 2)
  • Location: 1811 Guess Rd
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Durham police responded to a shooting call at 1212 Dawkins Street at 9:12 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

When officers arrived, they found 1 male – Timothy Deangelo McGhee, 24, of 1212 Dawkins Street – dead inside the house. A 2nd male – Paul Anthony Noel Junior, 22, of Morreene Road – was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Both men died from gunshot wounds. An unknown suspect(s) fired shots into the house, according to investigators.

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William Green

  • Name of Victim: William Green
  • Date of Homicide: 09/30/2011
  • Neighborhood: South Durham (District 4)
  • Location: Dorothy Dr
  • Suspect Status: At Large

William Alan Green, 26, of Durham and a friend were in a small white vehicle parked in front of Building 12 on Dorothy Drive in McDougald Terrace around 9:30 p.m. on September 30, 2011 when several males approached the vehicle.

Several shots were fired at the vehicle as Green attempted to drive away. Green, who was injured, drove to a parking lot near North Carolina Central University to find help. Green was taken to the hospital and died early the next morning.

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Luciano Cabrera

  • Name of Victim: Luciano Cabrera
  • Date of Homicide: 08/19/2011
  • Neighborhood: South Durham (District 4)
  • Location: 2400 S Roxboro St
  • Suspect Status: At Large

The body of Luciano Cabrera, 21, of Durham was found in the woods off the 2400 block of S Roxboro Street on August 19, 2011. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

He was last seen during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the former Club Steel Blue at 711 Rigsbee Avenue.

Investigators are also trying to identify an unidentified male who used Cabrera’s stolen credit card at 3:39 a.m. on June 11 at the State Employees Credit Union at 504 S Duke Street.

 

(Suspect is in black tee shirt in photograph)

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Crystal “Jersey” Baker

  • Name of Victim: Crystal "Jersey" Baker
  • Date of Homicide: 01/22/2010
  • Neighborhood: East Durham (District 1)
  • Location: Chandler Rd near Ross Rd
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Patrol officers were searching for a burglary suspect in the woods near Chandler Road and Ross Road in eastern Durham on January 22, 2010 when they found the body of Crystal Lynn “Jersey” Baker, 24, of Durham.

Baker had been stabbed to death. She had last been seen in the area of the Budget Inn on Holloway Street.

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Guadalupe Alejandro Lira

  • Name of Victim: Guadalupe Alejandro Lira
  • Date of Homicide: 12/12/2009
  • Neighborhood: East Durham (District 1)
  • Location: 1000 E Geer St
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Guadalupe Alejandro Lira, 35, was shot to death on December 12, 2009 following a fight at the El Pantano Club at 1000 E Geer Street.

Lira was with friends when they were involved in a fight with a group of people inside the club. The fight spilled out into the parking lot and a male fired a shot at Lira and his friends as they were getting into their vehicle to leave, according to witnesses.

Lira drove away from the club, but his friends realized he had been shot, switched drivers and started driving toward the hospital. On the way they ran out of gas on the Durham Freeway and flagged down an officer.

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Ronald Fetherson

  • Name of Victim: Ronald Fetherson
  • Date of Homicide: 08/30/2009
  • Neighborhood: South Durham (District 4)
  • Location: 1207 Truman St (McDougald Terrace building 56G)
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Officers were dispatched to a stabbing call at 1207 Truman Street, Apartment 56-G at 8:38 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2009.

When they arrived, they found the body of 53-year-old Ronald Fetherson inside the apartment. He had been stabbed to death. Neighbors last saw Fetherson alive around 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 29.

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Ernesto Allen

  • Name of Victim: Ernesto Allen
  • Date of Homicide: 11/02/2008
  • Neighborhood: East Durham (District 1)
  • Location: 418 Dowd St
  • Suspect Status: At Large

A male flagged down an officer around 9:24 p.m. on November 2, 2008 and told him a man had been shot near the intersection of Dowd and Elizabeth Streets.

The officer found Ernesto Allen, 27, of Gray Avenue lying on the curb in front of 418 Dowd Street. He was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Carrie Watkins

  • Name of Victim: Carrie Watkins
  • Date of Homicide: 07/18/2008
  • Neighborhood: East Durham (District 1)
  • Location: 503 Bruce St
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Carrie “Nook” Denise Watkins, 23, of Sater Street was standing outside 503 Bruce Street near Angier Avenue when she was shot in a drive-by shooting shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008. Watkins was taken to Duke University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Pedro Quijano

  • Name of Victim: Pedro Quijano
  • Date of Homicide: 04/25/2006
  • Neighborhood: East Durham (District 1)
  • Location: Fairfax St
  • Suspect Status: At Large

Pedro Quijano, 44, was found shot to death in his vehicle on Miami Boulevard on April 25, 2006. He had suffered a shotgun wound to the chest.

The shooting happened on Fairfax Street and investigators believe it may have been a robbery.

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Bonnie Daye

  • Name of Victim: Bonnie Daye
  • Date of Homicide: 06/15/2005
  • Neighborhood: South Durham (District 4)
  • Location: 409 Buxton Dr
  • Suspect Status: At Large

On Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 7:31 p.m. officers responded to 409 Buxton Drive where they found the body of 81-year-old Bonnie Daye inside his home. Daye was last seen alive around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2005.

Daye’s car, a cream colored 2002 4-door Cadillac Seville, was missing. It was found around 9:30 p.m. on June 15 in the 500 block of Atlantic Street near Mutual Drive.

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