Homicide Cold Case Unit
Homicide Cold Case Unit continuously strives to provide new and innovative ways in which to get information to the community we serve, in an effort to solicit their assistance identifying, apprehending, and successfully prosecuting those who have committed murder in our City. Our mission is to provide complete and thorough investigations for all of our victims and to be compassionate to the families and communities impacted by this crime. Please search the unsolved cases, and if you have any information regarding these cases, please contact the Homicide Cold Case Unit at 614-645-4036. Any information you have may provide a voice for those victims who cannot speak for themselves.
The Cold Case Unit is consists of one sergeant and four detectives; all with extensive homicide investigative experience. The unit is responsible for unsolved/cold cases dating back to the 1950’s. With so many cases to choose from, unsolved cases are only opened and actively worked as “cold cases” when we receive new information, the case is assessed and has a sufficient number of solvable factors to warrant an active investigation, or when asked by the currently assigned homicide detective to give the case a fresh look.
If you need to reach one of our detectives, please contact them at the phone number or e-mail addresses listed below.
Rewards may be available for information on a case that leads to a conviction by contacting Central Ohio’s Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-8477 or visiting their website.
The Homicide Cold Case Unit is located at Central Police Headquarters, 120 Marconi Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215. The detectives work primarily between the hours of 6:00am and 4:00pm. You may contact the Homicide Cold Case Unit at (614) 645-4036.
Sergeant Terry McConnell ~ TMcConnell@columbuspolice.org
Detective Dana Croom ~ Dcroom@columbuspolice.org
Detective Guy Patete ~ GPatete@columbuspolice.org
Detective William Gillette ~ WGillette@columbuspolice.org
Detective Michelle Henry ~ MHenry@columbuspolice.org
Division of Police Cold Case Podcast
The 5th Floor is an official Columbus, Ohio Division of Police cold case podcast. Listen as those charged with investigating the most serious crimes shine a light on these cases and seek new information that may lead them to those responsible. (This podcast can be found on most major podcast platforms.)