Cold Case Files

The unlawful, malicious taking of a human life is a heinous and unforgiving act. Many people are affected and many lives are forever changed as a result of homicide. If the case goes unsolved, there is no justice. We at the Greenville Police Department recognize that murders, especially those that go unsolved, can be extremely difficult for family, friends and the community. We are dedicated and willing to relentlessly pursue offenders, seeking justice for those who can’t.

Cold Case Review Team

A "cold case" is defined as a criminal investigation of a serious nature where all leads have been exhausted and the case remains unsolved. Our cold cases have always been investigated and have never been forgotten. However, to further enhance our ability and opportunity, the Greenville Police Department initiated a Cold Case Review Team in January 2010. Experienced investigators and supervisors review each case, research leads and apply new techniques.

Help From the Public

While the team approach is beneficial, we still require assistance from the public. Please take a moment to review our cold cases and provide us with any information you may have related specifically to any of these crimes. This could be your chance to make a difference, so if you know something, say something.
  1. Albert Adams
  2. Marvelin Issac Bass III
  3. Ralph Blassingame
  4. Ernest Bolden & Oscar Rice
  5. Alfonzo "Ace" Brown
  6. Terry "Dale" Fetner
  7. Joseph Perry Jackson
  8. Norma Lanyon Jackson
  9. Patrick Demetrius Jackson
  10. Gregory "Slim" McAdory
  11. Chester Miller
  12. Benjamin Patterson
  13. William "Doyle" Payne
  14. Charlie Russo
  15. Alice Haynsworth Ryan
  16. Cobey Smith
  17. Hubert L. Vaughn
  18. Genevieve “Jenny” Zitricki

  • Victim: Albert Adams
  • Age: 42
  • Cause of Death: Gunshot, 410 shotgun round to the head
  • Date of Death: October 25, 2011
  • Location: 15 Spartanburg Ct. Apartment 5C   
Albert Adams, known as “New York” in the Greenline community, was shot and killed on the front porch of his apartment. It is believed that the subjects were attempting to rob his neighbor’s apartment.