February 22, 2018 03:39 AM
News10NBC is taking you Inside the Evidence. We're going where you can't -- inside police investigations of unsolved murders.
Nikki Rudd uncovered exclusive new details and never before seen evidence from a triple homicide from nearly 16 years ago.
Warning: Some of the images in this story are disturbing.
It was June 10, 2002. Inside a home on Adams Street in Rochester, police found a brutal and bloody crime scene. Three people stabbed to death. The victims were two men, Fitzroy Dunn and Willie Ussery, and a woman, Jacqueline Legree.
"It was a pretty gruesome crime scene," RPD Investigator Tom Cassidy said.
He was one of the first investigators on this case. He says Ussery had a backyard barbeque at the house the weekend before the murders. His guests included Dunn and Legree, but witnesses told police about another man who was there.
"They called him 'Florida,'" Investigator Cassidy said. "He had a little bit of a southern accent. He was here in the summer of 2002, and he may have not been back since then. I think finding that person would be key."
So who is this mystery man investigators have been working for years to find? Here's the description given to police back in 2002: A black male, probably in his 30's, was well dressed, and appeared to have a job.
Investigators say 'Florida' could be a witness or a suspect. They believe he may have been traveling through the area.
Inside the home, there were no signs of a robbery or anything drug related. But could new forensic technology crack the case?
Investigator Cassidy says additional physical evidence is being re-tested. Right now, he's still awaiting lab results. He wouldn't reveal any details about that physical evidence, but is working tirelessly to catch the killer.
Nikki Rudd: "Sixteen years have gone by. These victims, their families - they deserve justice."
Investigator Cassidy: "Absolutely, and hopefully in this case we'll be able to provide that sometime."
News10NBC reached out to family members of the victims. Both of Jacqueline Lagree's parents have passed away since her murder. They died never knowing if their daughter will ever get justice.
If you have any information on this cold case, you're asked to call RPD's Major Crimes Unit at (585) 428-7157. You can remain anonymous.
Updated: February 22, 2018 03:39 AM
Created: February 01, 2018 07:59 AM
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