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The information below pertains to some of Hernando County's unsolved major cases.  If you have any information about these cases, you are urged to contact Det. Goerge Loydgren of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office:

 (352) 754-6830 or Toll Free (877) 282-5727
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UNSOLVED HOMICIDES - Last Updated 1/6/2009


LEWIS, DOMINIQUE DEVON

12/11/2007

Case # 2007-42296

Dominique Lewis age 19 and a resident of St. Petersburg Florida was murdered shortly after Thanksgiving 2007. Her body was discovered on December 11, 2007 in a wooded area off Brooksville Rock Rd, in Brooksville, Hernando County Florida. Dominique was a medical student at the Ultimate Medical Academy in Clearwater Florida.

MARCH, RICHARD LEO

12-23-2001

Case # 2001-23873
Between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm on 12-23-2001, Richard March was killed by unknown person(s).  The homicide occurred at the D.A.B. Construction complex on Spring Hill Dr., just west of U.S. 41, where Richard was working as a security guard.  Click here to view the alert bulletin for this case. 
JOHNSON, JESSIE

01-26-1998

Case # 98-01314
On Monday, January 26, 1998, Jessie Johnson sustained severe injuries as a result of a fire intentionally set to his residence on Josephine St., in South Brooksville.  Jessie died several days later due to complications associated with the injuries from the fire.

On the evening of the fire, witnesses observed two subjects in front of Jessie’s residence minutes before the fire started.  It has been 10 years since this investigation first began and the Sheriff's Office is actively pursuing the case.
LEONARD, CARRIE

06-19-1997

Case # 97-08178
Carrie Leonard was last seen leaving a party in central Hernando County, Florida with a male friend named Anthony "Tony" Ford.  On 08-17-1999, her skeletal remains were recovered in central Hernando County. 
ODOM, JENNIFER

02-25-1993

Case # 93-02447
On 02-19-1993, 12-year-old Jennifer Odom was abducted from her bus stop after school in eastern Pasco County, Florida.  Her body was later recovered in east-central Hernando County, Florida.  Click here to read more information on this case.
AVERY, JAMES

08-06-1990

Case # 90-11289
On 08-06-1990, the skeletal remains of James Avery were recovered in south central Hernando County, Florida.  The victim was last seen in his hometown of Walhalla, South Carolina on 11-26-1986.  He left to travel to Florida, supposedly to meet with his ex-wife, who was believed to be in the area of Naples, Florida. 
VANWORMER, JILL

05-15-1990

Case # 90-07261
Victim Jill Vanwormer was employed as an auto parts delivery person for a company in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.  She was reported missing to Pinellas County, Florida authorities on 04-08-1986, after she failed to return from an auto parts delivery call. 

On 04-09-1986, her auto parts delivery vehicle was located in western Hernando County, Florida.  On 05-15-1990, her skeletal remains were found in northwestern Hernando County. 

DAVENPORT, YVONNE

03-22-1987

Case # 87-03741
Victim Yvonne Davenport was found murdered in the south/central area of Hernando County, Florida on 03-22-1987.  She had been previously employed as an exotic dancer in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area. 

JERONIMUS, TIMOTHY

10-05-1982

Case # 82-18866
Timothy Jeronimus was found murdered in eastern Hernando County, Florida on 10-05-1982.  He had previously lived in the state of Illinois.

GREEN, LUCIAN

11-30-1981

Case # 81-22053
Lucian Green was murdered on 11-30-1981 at about 8:45 pm.  He was attempting to obtain description and tag information from a vehicle that had fled the scene of an attempted commercial burglary to a gas station located at I-75 and S.R. 50 in eastern Hernando County, Florida. 
MILLER, JOSEPH

02-06-1977

Case # 77-1106
On 12-18-1976, Joseph Miller was reported as missing.  He was last seen on 12-14-1976 (HCSO 76-08964).  The victim's vehicle was later found abandoned in central Hernando County, Florida.  On 02-06-1977, the victim's body was recovered in central Hernando County. 
NORTON, LOUISE

03-10-1973

Case # 73-08344
On 03-10-1973, Louise Norton was found murdered in the south Brooksville area of Hernando County, Florida.  Prior to her death, it was reported that she was involved in an argument with someone, possibly her "common law" husband, Cassie Andrews. 
JANE DOE

07-19-1972

Case # 72-06053
An unidentified white female was found murdered in the eastern area of Hernando County, Florida.  She has yet to be identified.
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