Cold Cases

The Cold Cases on this page are unsolved homicides for which investigative leads have dwindled or otherwise gone "cold." Perpetrators, however, should not rest easy as Homicide Investigators never give up. As the times change, so, too, do allegiances among parties to these crimes. Not to mention, advances in forensic technology may yield new leads in years to come.

If you know anything about these cases, please call (801) 799-3000 and ask for a Homicide Investigator. If you’d like to remain anonymous, text or submit an online crime tip.


August 13, 1995

Rosa Tapia

Victim: Rosa Tapia Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1995-08-13 Victim Age: 6 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: The Victim’s mother checked on Rosa at 2:00 a.m. […]
July 25, 1994

Lee Thornton

Victim: Lee Thornton Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1994-07-25 Victim Age: 50 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: A neighbor was concerned about the victim’s well being […]
May 27, 1994

Jose Gomez Mendez

Victim: Jose Gomez Mendez Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1994/05/27 Victim Age: 34 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: On May 27, 1994, officers were called to 652 S. Banbury Cove, SLC, […]
May 27, 1994

Thomas Palma

Victim: Thomas Palma Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1994/05/27 Victim Age: 17 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: On May 27, 1994, officers were called to 652 S. Banbury Cove, SLC, on […]
April 22, 1994

Jose Dimas Lopez

Victim: Jose Dimas Lopez Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1994/04/22 Victim Age: 32 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: On April 22, 1994, a person in the area of 300 S. Orange […]
January 17, 1992

Debra Grabher

Victim: Debra Grabher Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1992-01-17 Victim Age: 15 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: The victim was tied up inside several sheets and […]
August 11, 1989

Robin Burson

Victim: Robin Burson Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1989-08-11 Victim Age: 33 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: The victim was report missing on October 22, 1988 […]
May 30, 1989

Stena L. Cahill

Victim: Stena L. Cahill Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1989-05-30 Victim Age: 20 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: The victim was found in an irrigation canal […]