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Cold Cases: 2000-2009

Shahmaal Allen

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Case # PD060902451236
(2006)
Homicide of Shahmaal Allen, B/American/M/23.
           
Occurred: The victim was found on 09-02-2006, at 10:00 a.m., at NW 127 Street and NW 30 Avenue, Miami-Dade County.

Narrative: On September 2, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., a citizen observed the victim lying beside a canal at the above location.  Further investigation revealed that the victim had been murdered.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477, or send an email to Homicide Bureau.

This is the tattoo that the victim had on his back.

 

Tanishia Elliott

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Case # PD060728387807
(2006)
Homicide of Tanishia Elliott, B/F/33 & Michael Pringle, B/M/42.
           
Occurred: Friday, July 28, 2006, at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Narrative: Michael Pringle and his girlfriend, Tanishia Elliott, were sitting in their vehicle on NW 19 Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change on NW 103 Street.  The victims' vehicle was facing southbound on NW 19 Avenue at NW 103 Street, when an unknown vehicle drove up to the driver's side of the victims' vehicle.  Unknown person(s) opened fire with an assault rifle on the victims, striking them numerous times.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477, or send an email to Homicide Bureau.

 

Orenthal Smith

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Case # 146632-D
(2005)
Homicide of Orenthal Smith, B/M/30.
           
Occurred: Discovered deceased on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 12:10 p.m., at 290 N.W. 165 Street Road (Citicentre Office Building, East parking lot).

Narrative: At the above time, date, and location the victim was discovered deceased inside of the trunk of a 2005 Black Kia Amanti 4-door vehicle which the victim's girlfriend had rented for him.

The victim had not been seen or heard from since March 11, 2005.  The victim was on Federal Probation for Armed Robbery and he failed to appear in court on March 15, 2005, for a Probation Violation hearing.  Allegedly, Smith had been involved in acts of street violence in the central area of Miami-Dade County. 

Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477, or send an email to Homicide Bureau.

 

Carlos Figueroa

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Case # 613816-A
(2002)
Homicide of Carlos Figueroa, W/L/M/55.
           
Occurred: Tuesday, December 18, 2002, as a result of being shot on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 7426 NW 31 Ave (Roadway).

Narrative: On Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at approximately 6:35 P.M., the victim was approached by three black males who asked for directions.  The subjects drove away in a grey Ford Focus but returned a short time later.  One of the subjects exited the vehicle, produced a handgun, and announced a robbery.

The victim grabbed the firearm and during an ensuing struggle was shot in the abdomen. The victim was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center where he lapsed into a coma. He remained in that condition until he expired on December 18, 2002.

Update: During a review of old open homicides the evidence in this case was re-submitted for DNA analysis. DNA standards of a subject were matched to evidence impounded from the original crime scene. On Friday, May 7, 2014, the subject whose DNA was matched to the evidence was located and interviewed; whereupon, he confessed to investigators in taking part in the robbery/murder of the victim.

 

Rebecca Pena

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Case # 211939-Z
(2001)
Homicide of Rebecca Pena, W/F/26.
           
Occurred: Discovered on Monday, April 16, 2001, at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the Biscayne River Canal, located at N.W. 153 Street and I-95.

Narrative: At the above time, date, and location, the victim's body was discovered deceased inside a suitcase. The investigation revealed the victim was last seen alive on April 11, 2001, leaving a movie set of the Mohammed Ali movie located at NW 12 Avenue and NW 55 Street in her 1998, white, four-door Honda Civic.  The victim's vehicle was later located at her residence at 3285 Fox Cove Road, Apt. #E-208, in Miramar, Florida.

The victim had been in a relationship and was experiencing domestic related problems with this individual. The ex-boyfriend has refused to speak with investigators.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477, or send an email to Homicide Bureau.

 

Alexander Costas

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Case # 230085-X
(2000)
Homicide of Alexander Costas, W/Puerto Rican/M/24.
           
Occurred: Friday, April 28, 2000 at approximately 12:35 a.m., at 1410 NE 203 Street (residence)

Narrative: At the above time, date, and location an apparent home invasion robbery occurred in which the victim was killed. Investigators learned that narcotics were being sold from out of a van, which was normally parked in the driveway of the residence. Investigators do not believe that the victim was involved in the sale of the narcotics and was an innocent victim. Witnesses observed two black males fleeing from the residence in what was described as a gold, 1990's, four-door Mazda.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477, or send an email to Homicide Bureau.

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