If you would like to learn more about the number of deaths in Louisiana by year, many law enforcement and investigating agencies have released reports and have previously provided additional information on their respective websites. Year after year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes a Uniform Crime Report, which includes the various types of crimes committed, crime data and statistics, and crime locations in most, if not every, city and county in each state. According to Project: Cold Case, there are currently around 28,952 unsolved murders in Louisiana, dating from 1980-2019. Over time, approximately 18,910 of these homicides have been solved, unfortunately leaving approximately 10,042 unsolved murders in Louisiana alone.
The following examples are some of the numerous unsolved murders in northern Louisiana, which can easily be found within the many lists of cold cases in Louisiana: the 2001 murder of Gary Lane Wages, the 2000 murder of Connie Brittingham McKenzie, the 2002 murder of Carrie Walker Poole, the 1985 murder of Jimmy Townsend, and the 1980 murder of Angeline Hill, among others. Additionally, other cases which can be found among these lists include some of the many unsolved central Louisiana murders, which include the 2002 murder of Roderick Wayne Collins, the 1983 murder of Melinda Ruth Jones, the 1980 murder of Mary Darlene Howard, the 1989 murder of Juanita Jo Jones, the 2009 murder of Necole Jean Guillory, and the 1995 murder of William Thomas Lyles, among countless others.
Also, some of the many unsolved murders in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which are almost always included in these lists include the 1982 double murder of Debra Hortense Goodspeed and Archie Randall Hooper, the 2009 murder of David DiNapolis, and the 1986 murder of Laurie Kay Samson, among many others. Finally, a few of the numerous unsolved murders in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, include the 2009 murder of John Aguillard, Jr., the 1988 murder of Susan Hiatt, the 2014 murder of Brenda Ann Johnson, and the 1981 murder of Eleanor Celeste Parker, among others.