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Tallahassee's Unsolved Murders of 2005

There are four unsolved murders in Tallahassee this year, and four families waiting for answers. Police are still tracking leads in the cases and say they are waiting on that one tip or one piece of evidence that makes all the puzzle pieces fit.

Greg Grady, a co-worker and friend, says, "It's mind boggling to think he was taken out that way, it's just hard to conceive."

Friends and colleagues are still struggling to make sense of the murder of 33-year-old Sylvester Davis. The popular Parks and Rec worker was found shot to death in his home in October, and so far there are no arrests and no reasons why.

Greg Grady adds, "You want it to end, you want some kind of closure, you want some kind of results. I'm not a vindictive type person, but whoever was involved, there should be some kind of penalty."

Davis' is one of four unsolved murders in the city this year.

Two others took place in Frenchtown. Forty-six-year-old Lester Mae Baldwin's body was discovered October 5 behind a construction site on West Georgia Street, and 45-year-old Roger Pleaugh was beaten to death near Carter Howell Strong Park in November.

Also unsolved is Tallahassee's first murder of the year: a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of 24-year-old Tony Pierrelouis outside the Calypso Cafe in April.

Algie Hendreith, the murder victim's uncle, says, "Tony was a big, gentle giant. He loved athletics, he loved learning, he loved getting out and doing different things; a real humble sort of fellow."

Tallahassee police say the trail of tips in these murders has not gone cold, and investigators are confident that the one crucial clue they're waiting for will materialize.

John Newland with the Tallahassee Police Department says, "Hopefully somebody out there who's listening tonight will say, yeah, I remember that case, I remember seeing this, this and this happen and call in. As little as it may seem to them, it could be extremely big for the investigator."

If you have information on any of these unsolved murders, call Crime Stoppers at 891-HELP.


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