The Sumter County Sheriff's Office remains committed to the families of homicide victims in bringing those responsible for these acts to justice. It is based on that commitment that this Cold Case page is presented to you as we ask for your assistance. Frequently cases are solved due to a citizen coming forward and providing that vital piece of evidence which had been previously unknown to authorities. No matter how small or insignificant you feel your information might seem, please provide it to the Cold Case Unit.
All information provided to the Unit is assessed as a part of the bigger picture or entire puzzle. Many times there is only one missing piece needed to bring a case to justice. Your assistance could make the difference in bringing justice and closure to a victim and their family.
Click on a cold case title to see more information about a specific case.
|Cold Case List|
|Little Miss Lake Panasoffkee||1971-0291|
|Erith Wybert Hall||1970-0384|
|Oak Grove Cemetery Double Murder||1972-0152|
|Marilyn Elizabeth McKenzia||1976-0651|
|John Doe Skeletal Remains||1977-0072|
|Virginia Mary Ries||1979-0480|
In the early morning hours of Sunday June 17, 1979, the Webster Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire at the home of 89 year old Addie Torrance. The body of Addie Torrance was later found inside of her bedroom. Her death was determined to be a homicide and evidence suggested that her body had been doused with gasoline and then ignited causing her death.
Anyone with any possible information, please contact Detective Darren Norris at the Sumter County Sheriffs Office by telephone at (352)569-1600 or (352)569-1680, by fax (352)569-1605 or by email at email@example.com.
|David Richard Edwards||1979-1149|
|Jan David Fox||1992-1126|
|Robert Lee Preston||2006-213708|