Cold Case Files 1990-1999

John Welty Missing Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Missing person

John Welty

  • ADDRESS: 3721 SW 60th Terrace
  • INCIDENT DATE: 11 January 1999
  • VICTIM INFORMATION:
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: short and brown
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 225 

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was last seen by his wife (Cynthia Welty) and son-in-law (Jay Bass) on the night of Christmas Eve at approximately 2000 hours. The victim and Jay Bass got into an argument which turned physical. Foul play is suspected.

(Case# 99-01-2075)

Renee Martin Unsolved Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

Renee Martin

  • ADDRESS: 2162 SW 81st Way
  • INCIDENT DATE: 21 April 1995
  • VICTIM INFORMATION: 
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: White

Characteristics: 

  • Hair length and color: Long blond hair
  • Height: 5’4” 
  • Weight: 125 lbs.

ABOUT THIS CASE:

According to a witness, the victim arrived at her residence at approximately 5:30PM. She was later found by her husband, Roy Martin, stabbed to death at approximately 8:00PM. 

(Case #95-04-18650)

Arthur Ray Homicide Flyer Link

CASE TYPE: Homicide

Ray Arthur

  • ADDRESS: 14000 Block of Orange Drive
  • INCIDENT DATE: 16 January 1991
  • VICTIM INFORMATION:
  • Gender: Male 
  • Race: White

Characteristics: 

  • Hair length and color: Long brown hair
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 130 lbs. 
  • Eye color: Brown

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found floating in a canal wearing blue jeans and a leather belt.  He was reported missing by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on 15 December 1990.

(Case # 91-01-2368)

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CASE TYPE: Homicide 

Louis Perrotta 

ADDRESS: 5416 Stirling Road 

INCIDENT DATE: 7 May 1994

VICTIM INFORMATION:

Gender: Male

Race: White

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: Short black hair
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 200 lbs. 
  • Eye color: Brown
  • The victim had an abdominal surgical scar 

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found tied up and shot in the chest and head inside his business, Stirling Pawn, at the above location. His vehicle, a 1986 black Chevrolet Camaro, was missing from the business parking lot and was later found in the 6800 Block of Stirling Road. Robbery was suspected. 

(Case # 94-05-20096)

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CASE TYPE: Homicide 

Kirlew Smith 

ADDRESS: 3800 block of Interstate 595 (Eastbound on ramp)

INCIDENT DATE: 26 January 1996

VICTIM INFORMATION: 

Gender: Male

Race: Black

Characteristics:

  • Hair length and color: Short and black
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 143 lbs. 
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Facial hair: Mustache

ABOUT THE CASE:

The victim was found inside his vehicle, on the passenger side, with gunshot wounds to his head. The vehicle was a 1985 Toyota Corolla. 

(Case # 96-01-4230)