News Stories



Who Killed Jimmy Norris?

Ep. 6, Sun Crime State Podcast, Oct 2, 2017


NamUs – Rapid Case Resolution Through Innovative Collaboration: Missing and Unidentified Persons

National Forensic Science Technology Center, NIJ 2011


Fairfield Woman hails NamUs; found brother after 36 years,

by Todd R. Hansen, Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic, July 15, 2016

Sister Determined to Find Answers: James Norris was murdered 42 years ago,
by Buster Thompson, Citrus County Chronicle, June 18, 2016
(if link doesn’t work, go to and search by article’s name: “Sister determined to find answers.”)

The Disturbing Case of Ali Gilmore’s Disappearance: Science and Shoe Leather Solve Many Years-Old Crimes, But Others Remain Unsolved, 
by Rochelle Koff, Tallahassee Magazine, May/June 2015
(James’s story starts on
the 3rd page of the article)

FDLE Facebook BOLO Details 1974 Cold Case: DNA technology and a $10,000 reward revives interest in a
39-year-old Cold Case that includes intrigue, drug-dealing and murder.

Space Coast Daily; July 6, 2013

$10,000 Reward Offered in 39-Year-Old Unsolved Killing; man sent postcard from Inglis before body was found in Dixie,
Chiefland Citizen; June 27, 2013

Cold Case Still Cold,
by Nancy Kennedy, Citrus County Chronicle; Dec. 29, 2012

FDLE Seeks Help in Solving Homicide,
Chiefland Citizen; Dec. 10, 2012

FDLE Seeks Answers in 1974 Mystery Jacksonville; Dec. 5, 2012

Authorities Seeking Clues in Decades-old Murder,
by Mike Kennedy, Special to the Chronicle,
Citrus County Chronicle; March 31, 2012

Sister’s Wish for Justice Prompts Website,
by Shemir Wiles, Citrus County Chronicle; Oct. 12, 2011

Tips Sought in Old Murder,
by Shemir Wiles, Citrus County Chronicle; May 29, 2011

Missing Son is a Mother’s Mission,
by Lucy Morgan, Tampa Bay Times; May 8, 2011

Mystery Solved of Fairfield Man Missing 36 Years,
by Ian Thompson, Daily Republic; April 25, 2011

Man Identified 35 Years After Remains Discovered,
Perry News-Herald; April 22, 2011

Remains Found 35 Years Ago Identified,
by Amanda Curcio, Tallahassee Democrat; April 21, 2011

Dixie County Remains Identified After 36 Years: Man from California, First Coast News; April 20, 2011

Victim ID’d in 36-year-old Dixie County Murder Case,
by Karen Voyles, Gainesville Sun; April 20, 2011

Remains from 1974 Identified,
Dixie County Advocate; April 20,2011


Cold Cases: James Norris,
Crime Stoppers of Citrus County (FL)

Who Killed James Norris?
Family’s Facebook Page

FDLE BOLO: Help Us Find the Murderer of James Norris, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement on Facebook; Dec. 5, 2012


WESH 2 ORLANDO NEWS: Florida’s Unsolved Homicides,
Slideshow; November 2, 2012 (See slide #22)

WCJB ABC 20 NEWS: 35 Year Old Human Remains Identified, Alexandra Cowley reporting; April 20, 2011

WCTV 2 NEWS: FDLE Cold Case Team Identifies Remains of 1976 Murder Victim; April 20, 2011.
(Video no longer available but news transcript is still up.)

WTXL ABC 27 NEWS: 35-year-old skeletal remains identified, suspect sought in Dixie County murder, Patty Santos reporting; April 20, 2011 (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)


FDLE Cold Case Team Identifies Remains of 1976 Murder Victim, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement; April 20,2011

FDLE Seeks Public’s Help in Solving Homicide,
Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement; Dec. 5, 2012

$10,000 Reward for Information about the Murder of
James Norris, AKA Richard Gunning,

Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement; June 27, 2013