You might be able to help solve a cold case! These five cases were recently added to the growing Uncovered database of the unsolved cases of the missing and murdered; with the help of the public. With more than 200,000 unsolved cases in the US—and a number that grows by nearly 6,000 every year; your insights might help contribute to the next big break in a case.

Photo of Shane Walker, Roseanna Forum, Georgia Lee(Leah) Moses, Andrea Knabel and James Chambers

Shane Anthony Walker

Missing since August 10, 1989 from New York, NY.

On a warm August evening in 1989, 18-month-old Shane and his mother visited a park at the Martin Luther King Jr. Towers in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City with his mother. According to his mother, two young children asked to play with Shane before an unidentified man sat next to her and engaged her in conversation. The man reportedly started talking about the recent child-abductions in the area, specifically the abductions from the same area. When his mother looks back at the park to check on Shane and doesn’t see him, she frantically starts searching the park for any sign of her son. There is speculation that Christopher’s disappearance may be connected to the disappearances of Shane Walker and Andre Bryant, who had also vanished from the same park in 1989. If you have any information, please contact the New York City Police Department’s Missing Person Squad or Crime Stoppers.

 

Georgia Lee (Leah) Moses

Remains were discovered on August 22, 1997, in Petaluma, California. 

Georgia Leah Moses was a ‘ray of positivity to the people around her, a loving old soul, and an absolutely wonderful 12-year-old, and a caring friend’, according to those who knew her. Georgia spent most of the day of August 13, 1997 spending time with a close friend. Georgia’s friend remembers that she had received a page from someone and that Georgia quickly called them back before the pair walked to a nearby gas station. Shortly after arriving at the gas station near the corner of Dutton Avenue and Sebastopol Road, Georgia leaves with an unidentified male in his car. Georgia never gave her friend any information about this man, or why she left the gas station with him that night. Tragically, Georgia’s remains were discovered near Highway 101 by a CalTrans worker. Her remains were identified days later, though no answers have been received by officials. The man last seen with Georgia is described as a black male in his mid-to-late 20s, with black hair, a medium complexion, and a slight mustache, who stood between 6’2”-6’4” tall, weighed around 200lbs, and drove a small, white four-door car. If you have any information, please contact the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department at (707) 565-2650. 

 

Andrea Knabel

Missing since August 13, 2019, from Louisville, Kentucky

Andrea Knabel was an active member of Missing In America, a group that focuses on finding missing people in the Louisville area. She recently fell on hard times, having been laid off from her job at Humana and then got into a hit-and-run car accident leaving her without a vehicle. On the night of her disappearance, Andrea searches for a place to spend the night but family disagreements and missed calls leave her shuffling between locations. The last active ping on Andrea’s cell phone was at 6:31 AM but there is no data location available. At the time of Andrea’s disappearance, her two boys were staying with their respective fathers, both men were quickly ruled out as suspects. If you have any information, please contact private investigator Tracy Leonard (502) 618-9337 OR Louisville Metro Police Department: Missing Persons Division 502-574-7120.

James Chambers

Found murdered on August 11, 1984, in Lee County, Florida.

James Chambers was a loving husband, and a dedicated social worker living in Amlin, OH. After losing his job earlier that year, James traveled to Florida in July 1984 in search of a new job. On July 20, 1984, James went to Tampa and stayed with friends for a few weeks while he was job hunting. On the morning of August 10, 1984, James spoke with his wife for the last time. They discussed James’ plans to visit friends in Naples, FL, before his wife, Sylvia would join him just days later. Around 11:30 PM that evening, James was driving northbound on I-75 and pulled over into the emergency lane for an unknown reason. Sometime between 11:30 pm and midnight an unknown person approached James’ car and fatally shot him multiple times. James’ case remains unsolved more than 37 years later, with no answers as to who killed him or why he was killed. If you have any information, please contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477).

Roseanna Forcum

Missing since August 14, 1998,  from St. Paul, Minnesota.

Roseanna Forcum was only 16 when she vanished. Roseanna recently completed a Juvenile offender program for truancy related to missing school. Sadly, Roseanna had a history of running away for extended periods of time, but she usually contacted her family shortly after. Police reports suggest that Roseanna and her friend, April, were going to a party. The only detail confirmed by police is that Roseanna and April left April’s apartment in Milaca in mid-August 1998. The families reported the girls missing after a few days without contact. In January of 2000, an individual came forward with information implying that both girls had been strangled inside a St.Paul apartment and their bodies were buried on farmland near the Leaf River. While no remains were discovered, authorities did find the personal belongings of both girls near the alleged burial site. If you have any information, please contact the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Tip Line (877) 996-6222. 

 

 


 

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