RPD’s unsolved homicides

April 29, 2013 8:00 am  • 

These 11 cases will be featured when the Racine Police Department PD updates www.keepracinesafe.org:

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  • On November 21, 1993 officers discovered Lisa Papara deceased in her apartment at 4111 Erie St. Papara was found partially unclothed. A subsequent autopsy revealed that Papara died of asphyxiation.

  • On July 28th, 1994 officers located Kizzy Riley’s body in the rear yard of 1644 Phillips Avenue. She was just 17 years old. Riley was found to have suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

  • On January 30th, 1995 police responded to 1308 State St (Mr. Kool’s Bar) for a report of a female that had been shot. Officers discovered that 34 year old Valerie Bridges was suffering from gunshot wounds. Bridges was transported to St. Mary’s hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

  • On September, 17, 1997, Gregory Curtis, 29, was killed at 1636 Center St in Racine. Officers responded to the residence for a party who had been shot. Curtis was discovered suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

  • On August 18th, 2006, 7 year old Natesha Denton and her 44 year old grandmother, Gloria Denton were killed while trying to escape a large fire in their apartment complex at 4225 Durand Ave, the Park Vista Apartments. The fire was intentionally set and ruled arson.

  • On April 10th, 2008, Senmeon Williams, 23, was shot outside of a Supermarket at 1407 Superior Street in Racine. Williams was a patron in the nearby Five Corners Tavern just prior to his shooting. This incident occurred in broad daylight at about 10:43 AM at the busy 5 Corners intersection of Douglas and Superior.

  • On June 14, 2008, Jamaal Stanciel, 20, was standing with a group of friends in the area of 11th Street and Hilker Place in Racine. Shots rang out. Stanciel was struck by gunfire and was transported to the hospital by acquaintances; however, he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

  • During the early morning hours on Monday, June 16, 2008, Keontay Watson, 29, was standing in the 900 block of Hamilton Street in Racine. Keontay was shot in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting. Watson was transported to the hospital for treatment; however he later succumbed to his injuries. Watson was killed 2 days after Jamaal Stanciel, who was from the opposite side of town . Watson may have been the victim of random retaliatory violence.

  • On November 9th, 2008, Ann Larson, 29, was found deceased in her home in Racine by her former boyfriend. A subsequent autopsy revealed that Larson died of a puncture wound to the chest. Larson had been the victim of domestic abuse incidents prior to her murder.

  • On March 12th, 2010, officers were dispatched to the market at 1949 Racine St, commonly referred to as “Mo’s”, for shots fired and a man down. Upon arrival officers discovered the owner of the store, Mohammed Shehadeh, 41, deceased from a gunshot wound and obvious signs of a struggle. Witnesses reported seeing two suspicious males at the door shortly before the incident.

  • On December 10th, 2010 officers were sent to 3501 Douglas Avenue for the report of a person shot during an armed robbery where several shots were fired. Officers discovered that Daniel Mayfield, 25, was shot and killed in his home during the robbery.

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