List of Cold Case Murders from Boone County, Ranging from 1978-2018

Louis Green Jr. – 10/03/2018

On October 3, 2018, Louis L. Green Jr., age 24, was shot by an unknown suspect while he was outside of an apartment complex located at 722 Demaret Drive, Columbia, Mo. Mr. Green was transported to an area hospital and later died of his injuries. Witnesses described the color of the suspect car as a gray unknown make or model car.

Charles Bell – 09/15/2011

Charles Dwayne Bell, age 34, of Harrisburg, Mo. was reported missing to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department September 18, 2011. He was last seen by friends in northern Boone County, Missouri, Sept. 15, 2011, on his red 2009 Ducati motorcycle bearing Missouri license BP4GU. There has been no known contact with or sightings of Mr. Bell since September 15, 2011. In December of 2016 Mr. Bell was declared deceased by the Boone County Courts.

Donnell Coleman – 04/17/2011

On April 17, 2011, 27-year-old Donnell Coleman was at home in his apartment located at 7711 North La Porte Avenue in Boone County north of the city of Columbia. Between 11:35 and 11:40 p.m., multiple unknown suspects forced entry into the residence and shot Mr. Coleman to death. A 25-year-old woman and a 4-year-old child were present in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were uninjured. The suspects were described as black males who immediately fled the apartment and left the scene, possibly in a sedan style vehicle.

Cinde Kemple-Buchner – 10/13/1987

On the evening of October 13, 1987, 28-year-old Cinde Kemple-Buchner was found deceased in her residence located on I-70 Drive Northeast, east of Route Z in Boone County. Evidence at the scene indicated there had been a violent struggle with Kemple-Buchner attempting to fend off her assailant(s). Ms. Kemple-Buchner was last seen alive earlier that day around 1:30pm outside of her residence speaking to an unknown subject. An autopsy indicated Ms. Kemple-Buchner was the victim of a homicide.

Peggy Donath – 07/21/1982

On July 21, 1982, the partially decomposed body of a white female was discovered on Williams Road, near the Riggs Quarry. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Boone County resident Peggy Susanne Donath. Donath was last seen alive at her mobile home in the former Paddock Meadows trailer park on July 14, 1982. An autopsy was conducted, and it was determined Ms. Donath was the victim of a homicide.

Leigh Ann Wilson – 11/02/1978

On November 2, 1978 at approximately 10:00pm, 36-year-old Leigh Ann Wilson left her Jefferson City, MO apartment to go to a nearby gas station. Ms. Wilson was seen at the gas station alone in her vehicle, however, she never returned home. Around 11:30pm a witness reported seeing a grey 1970’s vehicle, possibly a Pontiac, parked along the median with its flashers activated on U.S. Highway 63 south of Highway 163. The witness saw on the roadside a white male with dark hair and average build hitting the victim. The next morning the victim’s body was located in a grassy area on South Hardwick Lane, just north of a roadside park near Ashland, MO. The victim’s vehicle was later located in the parking lot of a grocery store in Jefferson City, Missouri. A medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.