Police Asking For Help To Solve Four Cold Case Murders

Posted at 10:01 PM, Nov 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-15 22:38:29-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – (FOX 17) Four unsolved murders in Kalamazoo have police asking the public for help after the tips on the cases have gone cold.

Some of these cases go back just a couple weeks others years, Kalamazoo police know there are four murderers out there and they want to change that with your help.

In late September, 25 year old Jheryl Wright was found murdered in front of the quick stop convenience store on Portage Road.  Police say at first they were getting the help they needed, but now six weeks later the tips have stopped coming in, leaving them looking for Wright`s killer.

In March of this year police say 25 year old Eric Coleman was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  He was shot to death in the 13 hundred block of Rose St.  Police say he was in a crowd and likely wasn`t the target, and despite witness accounts, police still don’t have a suspect in custody.

Two years ago in October, 38 year old Joesph Salib was shot and killed in the 15 hundred block of Beacon Street.  Witnesses told police the shooter was wearing dark clothes and a ski mask, other than that police have not identified a shooter or made any arrests.

The last cold case takes us back to November 2009, the body of Troy Scott was found in the trunk of car parked at a vacant home on Gibson Street.   Police records show Scott was arrested in 2003 at a Kalamazoo County home after police found five pounds of marijuana and $146,000 in cash.

Police said at the time that Scott was believed to be one of the biggest pot suppliers in the area.  As for his death in 2009, police are still looking for leads in the case.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety asks that anyone with information on any of cases call the department at (269) 337-8994 or silent observer at (269) 343-2100.  You can remain anonymous and still collect up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest.