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Cold Case Files

The Fairfield Police Department and the Investigations Unit are dedicated to the pursuit of justice in each and every case that is investigated. Reality dictates that some cases may be handled with more staff and time than others, such as the taking of a human life. To this we dedicate whatever resources necessary to a complete and thorough investigation, resulting in closure for all involved. Fairfield Police Department has established the Cold Case Detail with the purpose of actively continuing to investigate the most serious of cases.

This Web page will profile as many of these cases as possible, on a regular basis. Information on active cases and cases which may be known to the reader but not yet profiled on this site, are welcome.

If you have any information regarding these cases, please contact the Fairfield Police Investigations Unit by telephone 707.428.7600 or by the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email. You can also contact Solano CrimeStoppers at 707.644.STOP (7867) to leave confidential, anonymous tips.

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Date: April 25, 2010 Victim(s): Phuong Le Location: Gateway Blvd, Fairfield

Phuong Le was initially reported missing at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, 4/25/2010. On Friday, May 15, 2010, the deceased body of Phuong Le was discovered in Napa County along Highway 121. The Fairfield Police continues to investigate Ms. Le's death as a homicide. 
If you have any information regarding Phuong Le, you are encouraged to call Fairfield Police at our Investigations Tip Line: 707.428.7345 or any of the police department phone numbers listed above.
Read the full  press release (updated 5/10/2010).

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HOMICIDE

Case: 81-04843 Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1981 Victim(s): Marcella M. Woolsey Location: 2100 Block of Cedarbrook Drive, Fairfield

Marcella Woolsey, age 40, was the manager of the J. Herbert Hall Jewelers store in the Solano Mall and lived alone in the residence at Cedarbrook Drive. On June 10, 1981, Ms. Woolsey returned home at 10:00 PM after a dinner with a female companion. An assailant shot at Ms. Woolsey through a kitchen window. Ms. Woolsey was shot in the head while standing in her kitchen. An unknown male called a telephone operator and said that a woman had been shot in a residence at Cedarbrook Drive. Responding officers found Ms. Woolsey on the kitchen floor and summoned medical assistance. Her wounds were fatal; she died without regaining consciousness. Her jewelry was missing from the residence. However, a partial recovery of the Ms. Woolsey's jewelry was made in August 1981 and individuals were questioned as to where and how they came into possession of the jewelry, but no arrests were made.
UPDATE: Suspect in this case and has been identified has been deceased since 1996.

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HOMICIDE

Case: 83-05967 Date: Wednesday, August 31, 1983 Victim(s): Priscilla Lee Strole Location: 1000 block of Buchanan Street, Fairfield

Priscilla Lee Strole, age 38, was unemployed and living with her son at their residence located at the 1000 block of Buchanan Street, Fairfield. On August 31, 1983, at about 7:45 pm, her son left the residence with a friend and Ms. Strole was alone at residence. Ms. Strole spoke with a friend on the phone at about 9:00 pm. When her son returned home at 9:45 pm, he could not get into the residence, so he knocked on the door. He then walked to the rear of the residence and looked in through a window and saw his mother lying on the floor in the living room, naked. He ran to a neighbor's residence and had them call the police. Ms. Strole was deceased upon the arrival of emergency personnel. An examination revealed that Ms. Strole had been beaten about the head and died from that trauma. Ms. Strole had also engaged in sexual intercourse just prior to her death, unknown if it was consensual or if she had been raped. The suspect used several weapons from within the residence during the homicide.
If you have any information that may help in this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

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Missing Person *FOUND*

Case: 96-10897 Date: Friday, June 14, 1996 Victim(s): Danna Lori Dever Location: 5000 block of Oakbrook Drive, Fairfield

Dever was reported missing by her boyfriend from their Oakbrook Drive residence on 8-5-96. The boyfriend said Dever left the residence on 6-14-96, saying she could not take it anymore. Dever has not been seen or heard from since that time. The boyfriend also said Dever had left for periods of time before but had always returned. Investigators contacted family and friends and no one has had any contact with Dever. Investigators also conducted a nationwide search of Dever's credit and personal information with negative results. There were both prior reported and unreported domestic violence cases involving Dever and her boyfriend.
UPDATE: Dever's body was located in 1996 in a rural part of Solano County and has now been positively identified. The Solano County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.
If you have any information that may help in this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

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HOMICIDE

Case: #2003-18216 Date: Friday, November 28, 2003 Victim(s): Kathryn Vitagliano Location: 2000 Block of Robin Drive, Fairfield

Kathryn Vitagliano lived in the residence on Robin Drive with her two adult daughters. She was last seen alive by a neighbor around noon, on Friday 11-28-2003. One of Ms. Vitagliano's daughters returned home at 8:30 PM and found Ms. Vitagliano dead on the living room floor. She had suffered numerous stab wounds to her body and died as a result of the wounds. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence. It appeared as if Ms. Vitagliano was in the process of preparing food for Thanksgiving dinner (the next day) when she was stabbed.

If you have any information that may help in this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

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HOMICIDE

Case: #98-8777 Date: Friday, June 12, 1998 Victim(s): Reginald Infante Location: Tanglewood Drive at Bay Tree Drive, Fairfield

On 6-12-1998 at 9:56 PM, Reginald Infante, age 14, and two friends, ages 15 and 16, were walking in the vicinity of Tanglewood Drive and Bay Tree Drive in the City of Fairfield. The three youths had just finished watching a softball game at Laurel Creek Park and were walking to the Solano Bistro on Claybank Road.

A Dark Blue or Black Honda Prelude was observed traveling eastbound on Tanglewood Drive. The passenger in the vehicle stuck his head out the window and yelled out to the three youths, ?You guys got a problem?? The subject vehicle continued down Tanglewood Drive and initiated a u-turn and traveled westbound back toward the three youths. The youths saw the vehicle pass behind them and heard five ?bangs? in rapid succession. Reginald Infante sustained a gunshot wound and subsequently died.

The suspect's Honda vehicle fled the area. Neighbors hear shots, called 9-1-1, and responded to assist. The youths have no known gang affiliations and were not involved in any disputes that day.

Vehicle Description:

Possibly a 1992 Honda Prelude, 4-Door, Dark Blue or Black, lowered, chrome trim (or skirt) all around the vehicle, dark tinted windows

Suspected Weapon:

.22 Caliber firearm, micro-groove barrel

Suspect Description:

Driver: Unknown Passenger (Shooter): White Male; 17-18 years of age.; with close cropped blonde hair in a spike style with sides shaven; and wearing a blue and yellow jersey (possibly a Michigan State Jersey)
If you have any information that may help in this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

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Case: #91-18474 Date: Friday, December 27, 1991 Victim(s): Amanda Nicole "Nikki" Campbell Location: 1800 block of Salisbury Drive, Fairfield

On 12-27-91 at 4:00 PM, 4-year-old Amanda "Nikki" Campbell left her home located at the 1800 block of Salisbury Drive in

Fairfield to go to a friend's home on Norwalk Place in Fairfield. Campbell never arrived at the friend's home and was reported missing to the Fairfield Police Department at 8:00 PM. Campbell's bicycle was located across the street from the friend's home. Fairfield Police initiated an extensive search and enlisted the services of Federal authorities, other local agencies, and community volunteers. Campbell has never been located.

If you have any information that may help in this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

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HOMICIDE Reward Offered

Case: #05-10720 Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005 Victim(s): Ryan Lumagui Location: Eastbound Interstate 80 at Airbase Parkway Off ramp

On 7-10-05 at 11:15 AM, Ryan Lumagui, age 20, was driving with his 24-year-old acquaintance in the front passenger seat in his red 1994 Cadillac DeVille. He was travelling Eastbound on Interstate 80 approaching the Airbase Parkway Off ramp.

A tan or silver colored small sized sedan was traveling along the driver's side of Lumagui's vehicle when an occupant of that vehicle fired several gunshots into Lumagui's Cadillac. The two vehicles then collided, side-by-side for a short distance. As the two vehicles separated, Lumagui's vehicle left the roadway at Airbase Parkway and crashed while exiting the off ramp. The suspect vehicle continued Eastbound on Interstate 80 at a high rate of speed. Lumagui was struck by gunfire in the head and body. He subsequently died at the University Medical Center in Sacramento. His passenger suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the face. There were no indications that the incident was provoked or that Lumagui and his passenger were specifically targeted.

Vehicle Description:

Tan or silver small-sized sedan, possibly 4
doors. May have had red paint transfer in the
damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.
Reward: A $50,000.00 reward has been
offered for information leading to the arrest
and conviction in this case.

If you have any information that may help in
this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

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HOMICIDE

Case: #02-2823 Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 Victim(s): Ralph Moore Location: 1200 block of Broadway Street, Fairfield

Ralph Moore, age 73, was retired and lived with his wife at their residence located at 1200 Block of Broadway Street in Fairfield. On February 20, 2002, his wife returned from work in the evening and found her husband lying on the floor. It appeared that he had been severely bludgeoned about the head and face. He was semi-conscious but was unable to communicate. Mr. Moore's wallet was discovered open and void of any cash (which he usually carried) adjacent to his body. Mr. Moore was hospitalized with a grave prognosis and subsequently died on February 28, 2002. Mr. Moore was a prominent civic leader in the community and his passing led to a considerable interest in the local media. The Governors Office, along with local interest groups and individuals, have posted a $60,000 reward for information in this case.

If you have any information that may help in this case, call 707.428.7600 or use the Fairfield Police Investigation's Email

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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