Central Virginia's unsolved homicides
Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:27 PM EST
By Carrie J. Sidener


Alfred ‘Doc’ Coleman, Aug. 4, 1978

Alfred Harwood Coleman worked at Oakville Farmer’s Supply.

On the morning of Aug. 4, 1978, the normally prompt employee didn’t show up to open the store. A friend went to his house to check on him.

Coleman’s body was found lying in the open doorway of his Oakville home. The 54-year-old had been shot in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Investigators speculated he was called to the kitchen door sometime that night.

At the time of the homicide, deputies suspected robbery was the motive. Nothing in the house was disturbed but money may have been taken from his wallet.