Posted 11/9/23


A few families are still stuck in time in Columbia, as they wait for answers in the deaths of their loved ones. According to the Columbia Police Department, investigators are working to seek justice for families in multiple cold cases.

If you know something, please consider helping these families with closure in these cases. According to police, any type of information, no matter how small, could lead to a break in these cases.

Here’s the cases Columbia Police is looking for help with…

Terrance Dewayne Smith, 32, died on 6/8/2008, after showing up to his ex-girlfriend’s home with a stab wound he said was from a nearby bar.

Jeremy Deshawn Caldwell was only 15 years old when he was shot and killed 11/19/2007, in front of 605 East 8th Street. Witnesses said Caldwell was hanging out with a group of friends when a shot came from nearby bushes and struck him in the leg, severing an artery.

When police found 24-year-old Charles Crafton in the middle of Woodland Street, near East 9th, on Monday, April 3, 2006, they said he was incoherent and unable to answer their questions. Crafton was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died from blunt force trauma.

Police found 45-year-old Andrew Brandon Dale dead at a house on Hannaway Road on 9/13/2005. Investigators said Dale had been shot once before he died.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD detectives at 931-560-1670 or Crime Stoppers at 931-381-4900. Crime Stoppers offers a reward for information leading to an arrest in these cases.