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  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    FL - Pamela Cahanes, 25, Sanford, 5 August 1984

    Pamela Cahanes had finished basic training at the Navy Training Center in Orlando, Florida on August 3rd, 1984. Two days later, her body was found at an abandoned house in Sanford, Florida. She had been badly beaten and was most likely the victim of a sexual assault. She still had money on her so investigators believe this wasn't a robbery.

    "Navy grad's cold-case homicide remains unsolved 30 years later":

    Very detailed article offering a background on Pamela's life, her last hours alive and a description of the crime scene. Her mother is 96 years old and investigators would obviously want to give her (and the rest of Pamela's family) some answers before she passes away.


    Investigators zeroed in on a man who hung around the base hitting on recruits, but his DNA was not a match when investigators tested it years later.

    Today, there are no real suspects.

    "She could have been killed in the Winter Park or Orlando area or on the Navy base, I don't know," Jaynes said. "Or just transported over there and dumped. What the attraction was, what the connection is ... when I find the guy, I'll find out."
    Other articles and postings over the last few years for Pamela:

    Will Justice Ever Come for Pamela Cahanes? - 03/12/2011

    Seminole authorities offer $5,000 reward in Navy airman's 1984 murder - 10/29/2012


    Seminole County Sheriff's Office- Pamela's Cold Case Information

    Last edited by JusticeWillBeServed; 05-23-2015 at 06:31 AM.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2015
    The Sentinel article might be behind a paywall for some. Here's another link that offers many details.


  3. #3
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    Jan 2016
    The firm I am with is handling this investigation on behalf of the family, and I am the lead investigator on this case. I have been in close contact with Seminole County during this case as well. Anyone with any information, leads or ideas, whether big or small, please contact me.
    Eric Zelaya
    Director- Fraud & Special Investigations
    Cold Case Investigations Coordinator

    Copenhaver & Associates, Inc.
    214 N. Goldenrod Rd Suite 18
    Orlando, Florida 32807
    (o) 407.501.5698
    (c) 407.276.0981
    (e) eric@myfloridapi.com

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  4. #4
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    May 2016
    Dallas, Georgia
    Did the Navy OSI get involved or are they willing to get involved today?

    newbie poster

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