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If you can help solve any of these crimes or think that you may know something no matter how small, please contact the Violent Crimes Against Persons Unit – VCAP at (803)545-3525.

12-27701 (Hit and Run)
On September 16, 2012 at 2:28 in the morning, Palmetto-Richland Hospital nurse Lindsey Bires was struck by a small white vehicle. Prior to being hit by this vehicle, Lindsey Bires was sitting on the curve at 2 Medical Park Drive. The vehicle fled the scene leaving Lindsey critically injured. This vehicle and its driver could not be located or identified.

11-732 (Murder)
On January 9, 2011 at 10:00 in the morning, a family member arrived at the home of Candra Alston located at 195 Brook Pines Drive apartment 13101. After getting no response at the door, he entered the residence and discovered the bodies of Candra Alston (age 26) and her daughter, Malaysia Boykin (age 3).  Investigators followed hundreds of leads to no avail. This case remains unsolved

Candra Alston

Malaysia Boykin

11-36050 (Missing / Endangered Child)
On December 06, 2011, Columbia Police Investigators began a search for a missing child, Amir Jennings. The mother of this child provided false information to police regarding the child’s whereabouts. In August, 2011, Zinah Jennings was prosecuted for Unlawful Conduct toward a Child and sentenced to 10 years in prison.  An exhaustive search of a multi-state area proved fruitless. As of June 27, 2013, Amir Jennings has not been found.

Amir Jennings

Zinah Jennings

92-31749 (Missing Person)
On September 24, 1992, Dail Dinwiddie and friends went to Five Points in Columbia, SC after attending the U2 Concert held at the University of South Carolina Football Stadium.  After arriving in Five Points, Dail was separated from her friends.  The last contact anyone had with her occurred at 1:30 a.m. as she walked North on Harden Street from Jungle Jim’s bar.  At the time of her disappearance, Dail was 23 years old.

Dail Dinwiddie

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