A cold case is a homicide or missing person case that remains unsolved after being reported to law enforcement and has no viable and unexplored investigative leads. Cases that have not been solved within one year of the date of the offense are considered cold.
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department investigates unsolved homicides through collaborative strategies that embrace new technologies, in depth investigations and community policing partnerships. We are committed to solving each homicide and our personnel will continue to search for new leads to bring closure for the victims and their families.
There are new leads to be discovered in these types of cases - all we need is a witness or person with information to come forward and help solve one of these tragedies. Are you that person? Do you have that one piece of information that can assist in solving the case?
Current Cold Case
Currently, the Fuquay-Varina Police Department has one cold case homicide investigation. We recognize the importance of solving cold cases and bringing those accountable for those heinous crimes to justice.
As a result, the Fuquay-Varina Police Department encourages all persons that may have information about this unsolved homicide to contact our department as soon as possible. We need your help. Someone knows something.
Please review the following unsolved homicide case and remember there is a victim and family still waiting for justice.
Cold Case Homicide
Case Number 2011-00553
Victim: Sandra Denise Thomas, nickname "Plunk"
Date of Birth: June 25, 1969
Date of Incident: March 29, 2011
On March 29, 2011 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Fuquay-Varina Police
Department responded to the 200 block of Lawrence Street due to a
report of a deceased female, later identified as Sandra Denise Thomas.
Sandra was located in a ditch along the side of Lawrence Street near
Holland Glen Drive. Sandra had numerous injuries suggesting that a motor
vehicle may have been involved in her death. Sandra was last seen alive
at 2 a.m. on March 29, 2011 walking alone in the 100 block of N West
Street toward W Jones Street.
If you have any information on
this case, contact the Fuquay-Varina Police Department at 919-552-3191
or contact the Lead Investigator, Jeff Wenhart
at 919-753-1006. There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the
death of Sandra Denise Thomas.