Bossier investigators seek public’s help once again
Within six days of launching the “Bossier Doe” Facebook page in early February to help determine the identity of a female homicide victim who had been killed 34 years
earlier, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received a tip that would quickly lead to her identity as that of Carol Ann Cole of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and detectives are once again soliciting the public’s support via Facebook and the media to now find out who murdered her.
“Jeanie Phelps waited 35 years to find out what happened to her big sister, Carol Ann,” said Sheriff Whittington. “Now it’s time to bring the family answers about who killed her, and we believe someone in this area has information about where Carol Ann may have lived or visited that can help with our investigation.”
The Sheriff’s Office is asking people to visit, like and share the Carol Ann Cole Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Ann-Cole/100009104974055, to read and provide tips or answers about Carol Ann and her time here in the this area.
Investigators believe Carol Ann was in the Shreveport area in late 1980, especially in the 1200 block of Fairfield Ave. (named Howell Street back in 1980) near downtown Shreveport not far from Fertitta’s Delicatessen, as well as the 6800 block of Fairfield Ave. near 70th Street.
They believe she may have been babysitting for a family or for a couple in those areas. Could a family or couple she babysat for remember her? How about the kids she may have watched? Or the family who let her use the phone to call her grandmother back in Kalamazoo? Did someone see Carol Ann at the old AP Defatta store or the old Manhattan Food Store?
“Somebody has to recognize her and remember her,” said Jeanie on a Facebook posting. “Carol Ann was a beautiful sweet, fun loving girl and very good with little ones. She could not have gone unrecognized!”
From Carol Ann Cole’s Facebook page — “Before I appeared in Shreveport, I was at a girl’s home run by the Palmers Drug Abuse Program on West 23rd in Austin, Texas. No one really knows how I got to Shreveport from Austin, Texas. And I was probably in the Austin home from May 1980-October of 1980. Did I hitchhike from Austin? Did I travel from Austin to Shreveport with someone I knew?”
Were you the kids I watched, or the family who let me use the phone? Did you see me at the old AP Defatta store or the old Manhattan Food Store? Did I attend PDAP meetings or get-togethers in Austin, Texas with you?”
Let’s get answers together. Share this as much as you can. I want justice.”
If anyone has any information about Carol Ann being in the Fairfield Ave. area or any other location in the vicinity, they are asked to contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.