Cold Case Missing Persons


The following individuals are still missing. If you have any information regarding these cases, please contact Detective David Blizzard who can be reached at 352-393-7710 or via email

These cases are also listed with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

Though they are gone, they are not forgotten.

Gainesville Police Department Missing Persons(JPG, 164KB)

Nehemiah Magney

Nehemiah Magney


Nehemiah was last seen leaving his Motel room alone. Has not been seen or heard from since and all forms of communication with family and friends have ceased. Internet activity prior to his disappearance indicated searching "How to tie a Hangman's knot" and remote wooded areas around Gainesville. Additionally, financial records indicated, prior to his disappearance, he purchased a length of rope. Mid-scale searches of identified areas produced negative results..

Omar Gibson

Omar Gibson


Gibson was last seen on July 25, 2012 at approximately 9:30 pm. Police recovered his vehicle (2003 Honda Accord) in the Palms of Brook Valley Apartments.

Arielle Buday

Arielle Buday#09-02316

Arielle was last seen on October 28, 2008. She may be in the company of her mother Jepke Buday. They may have traveled to Belgium. Arielle has a scar under her chin. Jepke has a tattoo of the word "sunshine" on her ankle. Her ears are pierced.

Update: Buday has been living in Belgium with her birth mother since her disappearance. All efforts to return Buday to the U.S. have been unsuccessful to date.

Tinia Marie Osborne

Tinia Marie Osborne#17-01038

Osborne was last seen 11/4/04 and has had no contact with family since Dec, 2004. She was a habitual drug user and prostitute in the downtown area of Gainesville.

Jimmy Wells


Case details forthcoming.

Shella Brown

Shella Brown#91-03581

Case details forthcoming.

Randall Danny Jackson

Randall Danny Jackson#89-16454

Danny's was last seen by his older brother and a friend around 8:30 p.m. sitting alone in a neighbor's vehicle and listening to the car radio. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the neighbor's residence which was just a short distance from his own home in the NE 11th Terrace area of Gainesville, Florida. Foul play is suspected.

Curtis Goodman


Case details forthcoming.

Louis Holloway

Louis Holloway#84-02246

Holloway was last seen on February 9, 1984 and did not return to his cottage after his job at the Sunland Center (now Tacachale Center).

Delores Stanton

Delores Stanton#76-12513

Ms. Stanton left her residence to go to school. She has not been seen since. She was a known hitchhiker.

Thomas "Tommy" Brown

Tommy Brown#18-21323

Thomas “Tommy” Brown was known to be homeless but spend time at Grace Marketplace/Dignity Village. On 11-8-18 local church members put him up in a hotel in SW Gainesville. On 11-9-18, Brown was seen on video leaving the hotel and he subsequently purchased guitar picks at a local music shop. Brown’s personal items were left at the hotel; he never returned nor has there been any contact from him since.