Peoria Cold Case Files
A cold case is a case that remains unsolved for at least one year after being reported to law enforcement and has no viable and unexplored investigatory leads.
Because of recent advancements in fingerprint and DNA technology, many cold cases are being re-examined to determine if this technology can help in solving these crimes.
Another method in solving cold cases is with the help of members of our community who have knowledge and information to develop leads that aid in the arrest and prosecution of these perpetrators.
Below is a synopsis of cold cases for the City of Peoria. If you have any info to assist our Agency in solving these deaths, please contact:
- The Peoria Police Department Investigations Unit at (623) 773-7097
- Or our Hot Tip Line at (623) 773-7045
- Or send us an e-mail.
- Or you can also complete our online form below to submit information.
- Or you can contact Silent Witness at www.silentwitness.org or (480) WITNESS.
Synopsis: On 10/26/1996 at approximately midnight Daniel Lee Bratzel 18yrs. was shot and killed while sitting in his white 1984 Chevrolet, Monte Carlo in the drive through lane of the Jack-in-the-Box, 7425 W. Cactus Road, Peoria, Arizona. Several witnesses hearing the gunshot saw a Hispanic male with a shaved head, wearing dark baggy pants and light colored long sleeve sweatshirt standing in that driveway looking at Daniel’s car with a gun in his hand. This male then ran to a small light colored hatchback car where he got into the rear passenger side seat. The vehicle then left eastbound on Cactus Road.
Contact Silent Witness at www.silentwitness.org or (480) WITNESS.
Synopsis: On 09/03/08 at about 7:45 P.M. the decedent was found in a community park located in the 8600 block of West Eva Street in Peoria Arizona. The subject had no identification on his person.
Male – age – 20 - 30’s - 5’8” – 98 to 120 lbs. – size 11 shoes – dark complexion – long curly hair – scruffy mustache and beard. No scars or tattoos. Possibly Middle Eastern or India descent. Subject was wearing brown colored “Dickie” pant, white, plain front tee shirt, white athletic socks and black flip flop type sandals
Information needed by Detective: Any information that would identify this person.
Your name ( can remain anonymous):
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