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There is no statute of limitations when it comes to a homicide investigation therefore an unsolved homicide case is never closed.

We hope that someone will come forward and help these law enforcement agencies make an arrest and bring these cases to a close.

MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT CASE 85-11609

On September 28, 1985, at approximately 1130 hours, a fight occurred at The Ark-La-Miss fair in which a 13 year old white male, identified as Jimmy Townsend, was beaten to death by several black male suspects. The suspects' ages ranged from 15-19 years old at the time this crime was committed. Although there were other fights at the fair on the night in question, this was the only fight that occurred at the Farmer's Market original location on the east end of the civic center complex.

Detectives with the Monroe Police Department have re-opened this case and are seeking to interview all original witness to this crime and anyone that may have witnessed this fight but was not contacted by the police in 1985.

Also, if you have any information you have obtained after this crime was committed, please contact the case officer or Crimestoppers with your information. Your assistance in solving this case is greatly needed.

MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT CASE 01-21720

On October 3, 2001, at approximately 0351 hours, Marzell Dyer was shot and killed at 2314 South Grand Avenue while responding to his neighbor's cry for help. Mr. Dyer approached a residence that was getting burglarized with children inside when this crime took place. After the suspects noticed the presence of the victim, several shots were fired at which time Mr. Dyer was shot in the upper torso. The suspects immediately fled the scene on foot.

Detectives with the Monroe Police Department have re-opened this case and are seeking to interview all original witness to this crime and anyone that may have witnessed this shooting but was not contacted by the police in 2001.

Also, if you have any information you have obtained after this crime was committed, please contact the case officer or Crimestoppers with your information. Your assistance in solving this case is greatly needed.