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                                                                                                                                                Cold Cases

The following cases are from www.ctcoldcases.com. We thank them for all the work that they do in helping those who are desperately searching for answers. 

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$50,000 Reward Offered in New Haven Murder

Terrance Driffin was only 23 years old when his life was stolen from him. He had been on his way to visit his girlfriend when he was gunned down at 365 Shelton Avenue on May 5, 2007. His murder was the first of 11 that year in the city. Law Enforcement has run into problems with his case because people have not come forward with vital information. Driffin’s uncle is Ron Smith, the City Clerk of New Haven. Sadly this is not the first time, Smith has lost a family member to violence. He had a nephew and sister also die from gun violence. Someone knows what happened to Driffin and there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for his murder.

If you have any information about the murder of Terrance Driffin please call the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6304 or (866) 888-TIPS. All calls can be confidential.


Edward Bell, Jr. - Hartford - May 6, 2005 - $50,000 REWARD

On May 6, 2005, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Hartford Police responded to the area of 110 George Street on reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Edward “Little Man” Bell , Jr. , and physical evidence.

Hartford Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel transported the victim to Hartford Hospital . Mr. Bell, age 34, was pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of gunshot wounds.

On March 27, 2008, Governor M. Jodi Rell authorized a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

The case is being investigated jointly by the Hartford Police Department and the Cold Case Unit of the Chief State 's Attorney's Office.

Follow this link to e-mail the Cold Case Unit with information or a tip about the homicide of Edward Bell, Jr., or call the tip line at 860-548-0606 or toll-free at 1-866-623-8058. All calls and e-mails will be kept confidential.


Looking For Leads In 16 Year Old's Murder

On June 1, 2004, 16 year old Jessica Rose Keyworth, was found strangled and found down stairs in an old abandoned house located at 23-25 Pearl St in Waterbury, CT. On May 30, she had taken a local train from Bridgeport, CT to Stratford, CT and then another train to Waterbury alone. She was supposed to meet friends at their house and then they were to all drive together back to Job Corps in Devens, Massachusetts. Police are trying to find out what happened in the 24 hours prior to her being found deceased.

A picture of Jessica as well as a shirt she was last wearing are attached. Her family is filled with grief and are looking for answers. There is $50,000.00 reward being offered and you can contact the Waterbury Police Department at 203-574-6941 if you have vital information. 


What Happened to This Waterbury Man

31 year old William Smolinski was last seen around 3:45 pm at his residence at 130 Holly Street on August 24, 2004. The Waterbury man was last seen by a neighbor and asked that person to watch his dog. Smolinski indicated that he was going to leave for a period of three days. That was the last time he was seen. He left behind personal belongings such as his vehicle and wallet. Billy's family for the last two years have been actively looking for him and have placed fliers with his picture on them in the surrounding towns where he was last seen. There has been visual documentation of Billy's ex-girlfriend ripping and vandalizing many of these posters. While she has not been named a suspect, she has filed a lawsuit against Smolinski family. If you have information concerning this case, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven at (203)777-6311. There is a fifteen thousand dollar reward.

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There is also an article by the Waterbury Observer about this case to view Click here. 


 Kathy Hardy – Branford - March 7, 2006 - $50,000 REWARDKathy Hardy died in an arson fire in Branford in March 2006.

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On Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Kathy Hardy was the victim of an arson murder that occurred at her home in Branford. While the victim was asleep, unknown person(s) set fire to the stairs leading up to the second-floor bedroom, blocking her escape route.

Kathy was pronounced dead at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was smoke inhalation.

Ms. Hardy, the mother of three young children, was 39 years old.

The State of Connecticut is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved with Kathy Hardy’s murder.



 Mary Badaracco


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$50,000 Reward

Case #:  A84277483 Soc.Sec.#:  NA Name:  Mary Badaracco Alias:  Mary Poo
Address: Sherman, CT Height:  5 ft. 7 in. Weight:  145 Age:  53
Sex:  F Eyes:  Brown Hair:  Brown Complexion:  Dark
Race:  White DOB:  3/11/1946  

Mary Badaracco has been missing since August 1984 and is believed to be a homicide victim.  She was last seen at her residence in Sherman.

There is a $50,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her disappearance and/or homicide.

If you have any information concerning Mary Badaracco, please telephone the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad at Troop A in Southbury. You can also leave  confidential TIPS on the family website.. Here

Investigative Agency

The Connecticut State Police

Detective Joseph Bukowski