Cold Case Files 1980-1989

Gregory Conway Unsolved Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

Greg A. Conway

  • ADDRESS: 7051 NW 4th Street 
  • INCIDENT DATE: 22 October 1987
  • VICTIM INFORMATION: 
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: short brown hair
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Eye color: Blue

ABOUT THE CASE:

The body of the victim was found inside a yellow 1975 Corvette parked at the K-Mart located on State Rd 84 and University Drive with blunt force trauma to the head. The keys of the vehicle were in the ignition at the time of discovery and the doors were unlocked. 

(Case #80-12-1370)

Marilyn Decker Unsolved Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

Marilyn Decker

  • ADDRESS: 3000 Block of Flamingo Rd. 
  • INCIDENT DATE: 22 October 1987
  • VICTIM INFORMATION: 
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: short brown hair
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • The victim had a mole on her forehead and neck

ABOUT THE CASE: 

The victim was found floating in a canal at the 3000 block of Flamingo Road and was wearing a tan t-shirt with an unknown design on the front. The victim was known to frequent Davie Blvd, SR7.

(Case # 87-10-43155)

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CASE TYPE: Homicide

Steven Mansfield Crafts

  • ADDRESS: 1200 Block of SW 148th Ave.
  • INCIDENT DATE: 21 May 1981
  • VICTIM INFORMATION:
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color:
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • The victim had a birthmark on his neck

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found floating, face down, in a canal on the east side of SW 148th Ave. The victim was found wearing only a pair of blue jeans and sunglasses. Flip-flop sandals were found along the bank of the canal, possibly belonging to the victim.  

(Case # 81-5-8160)

David Sweeting Unsolved Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

David Sweeting

  • ADDRESS: I-75 SW 14TH street 
  • INCIDENT DATE: 05 June 1989
  • VICTIM INFORMATION:
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: short, black hair
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 220 lbs.

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found deceased on the east side of I-75 north-bound with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was known for traveling to and from Florida and the Bahamas. The last person known to speak to the victim was his wife, who stated the victim was on his way to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, on his way back to the Bahamas. The victim had rented a vehicle – a white 1989 Chevrolet Corsica later found parked unevenly in the parking lot of the hotel the victim was staying.  The victim was found wearing blue jeans, white shirt, and white shoes. 

(Case #89-05-18600)

Delores Bailey Unsolved Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

Delores Bailey

  • ADDRESS: Griffin Road at Turnpike 
  • INCIDENT DATE: Went missing 21 January 1982; skeletal remains were found 08 December 1982
  • VICTIM INFORMATION: 
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: Shoulder length, reddish-brown hair
  • Height: 4’10”
  • Weight: 100 lbs. 
  • Eye color: Blue
  • The victim was missing her maxillary teeth. These teeth were lost prior to her death. 

ABOUT THE CASE:

The skeletal remains of the victim were found scattered in a wooded area south of Griffin Road on the east side of the Florida Turnpike. The victim was determined missing on 21 January 1982 while working her shift as a store clerk at a 711 store in Hollywood. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a pink trimmed sweat shirt with pig’s head logo on front. 

(Case #82-12-31399)

Carrie Weldgen Unsolved Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

Carrie Weldgen

  • ADDRESS: Canal to the Northeast corner of SW 121 Avenue and SW 36 Court 
  • INCIDENT DATE: 18 March 1985
  • VICTIM INFORMATION: 
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: Long, brown hair
  • Height: 5’3”
  • Weight: 115 lbs. 
  • Eye color: Brown

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found floating in the canal face down wearing pantyhose, a spaghetti strap dress, and a black “members only” type of jacket. Located near the body and in the canal was a white high-heel shoe.

(Case #85-5-8818)

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CASE TYPE: Homicide

David Leap

ADDRESS: 2000 Block of SR 84

INCIDENT DATE: 17 January 1983

VICTIM INFORMATION: 

Gender: Male

Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: Short, salt and pepper
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 144 lbs.
  • Eye color: blue

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found dead in his home with multiple sharp force injuries to his neck. He was last seen at Connie’s Bar at approximately 0200 with a female suspect wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

(Case #83-01-256)