Below are five of the county's homicide cold cases that the San Bernardino Sheriffs Department could use the publics help to solve.
California has an estimated 50,000 unsolved murders currently dating back to 1980.
In this series of articles we'll take a look at the names, faces, and a brief synopsis of information in some of these cases.
(Nationwide) Nearly 185,000 cases of homicide and non-negligent manslaughter went unsolved from 1980 to 2019 -Project Cold Case
On 04/09/1980, Rena Harris was found nude and shot to death on Summit Avenue 1/2 mile west of the I-15 Freeway. in Rancho Cucamonga. Located at the crime scene were Rena's clothing, paper towels, and fired cartridge casings.
On 05/16/1981, Theresa Hayes was found deceased in a bathtub full of water inside her residence. Theresa resided at 31231 E. Main Street, Barstow (Colonial Trailer Park). The cause of death was forcible drowning. Theresa had a one year old daughter who was found at the crime scene by neighbors.
On December 7, 1987, Nathan Matthias was standing in front of the Top Cat Liquor Store, located at 1996 West Highland, San Bernardino when an unknown suspect shot and killed Matthias. (H#1987-148)
On November 1st , 1987, Robert Brown was found shot to death outside his residence in the 24100 block of Pioneer in San Bernardino. Robert recently moved from Houston, Texas. Witnesses saw a black pick-up truck flee the scene. (H# 1987-134)
On 07/08/1989, Willie Wright was found shot to death inside his residence on Live Oak Avenue in Fontana. Willie's vehicle was found abandoned in Lake Elsinore. (H# 1989-068)
Anyone with information please contact: Sheriff Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589 or WE TIP 1-800-78-CRIME (Anonymous)