The Santa Rosa Police Department is dedicated to investigating violent crimes. Even if a case goes "cold” we remain committed to the relentless pursuit of truth and justice for victims. As new investigative technologies and techniques are developed, cold cases are revisited and reexamined through a new lens.
SRPD needs for your help. Anyone who may have information, even if it seems insignificant, should come forward and report that tip to police. Ultimately, that information may be the missing piece needed to solve the crime and bring those responsible to justice.
On January 17, 2003, 21-year-old April Misenhimer was found strangled to death. April was last seen at a Santa Rosa motel and her body was later found in the bathroom of her motel room by a housekeeper. If you have any information about April's case, please call detectives at 707-543-3590.
Just before Christmas, on December 29, 1990, Lona Robertson left her home just after midnight and was not seen alive again. On January 1, 1991, Robertson’s body was discovered off of Los Alamos Rd. outside the city limits in Santa Rosa. She died of a gunshot wound to her head. If you have any information about Lona's case, please call detectives at 707-543-3590.
A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance Take Back Our Community Program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any one of these cold cases.