Overview of Linton Walker
Linton Walker was a loving, loyal friend who had an infectious way of connecting with people.
Linton was given the nickname “man” when he was a child because he was short, but strong. Linton was extremely athletic and super competitive; he played football, but especially loved playing baseball as a child. He was often described as a prodigy and had even been scouted by major league baseball teams in high school.
Linton was described as an all-around great guy who people loved spending time with. He absolutely adored his children, had a great smile and sense of humor, and is remembered for the specific type of t-shirts he would always wear. At the time of his death, Linton sold Jordan Brand clothing for work, which he found success in.
Linton makes plans to attend a family cookout in early March of 2007.
Linton last spoke with his sister, Gina, on March 3, 2007, about plans the following day for him and his family to visit her home for a cookout to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. Linton wouldn’t miss a family celebration like this for the world.
The following day, Linton is shot and killed on the streets of Jacksonville, FL.
While on his way home from a work meeting on March 4, 2007, Linton is shot and killed by an unidentified suspect in the 5700 block of Lenox Avenue in Jacksonville, FL. When family members realize Linton is no longer responding to text messages and phone calls, worry grows. Linton’s sister, Gina, contacts his girlfriend and his friends in an attempt to find him, but she is unsuccessful. Linton’s body is later found near the then-Lenox Court Apartments.
Where the case stands today.
Today, it has been more than 15 years since Linton’s senseless death and his case remains unsolved, even being labeled “cold” by investigators. If you have any information regarding Linton’s case, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS (8477). There is a $3,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for Linton’s death.