Today marks the nine year anniversary of the murder of a Shreveport man, who was found dead in his car off a rural road in southwest Caddo Parish.
Many questions still surround the death of Harold "Bruce" Cotton. Cotton was an active member in his carpenters union in Shreveport. He also found time to preach twice a month in Monroe.
Detective Terry Richardson with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has worked the case since it happened. He says he is still puzzled as to why someone would want to harm Cotton.
"From all the information I received Bruce was a nice guy, he was well liked," said Richardson.
Cotton was last seen on Thursday, Febraury 26th, 2004. A day later his family filed a missing persons report. Then on the 29th his body was found in his 1991 blue Oldsmobile off White Springs Road in southwest Caddo Parish.
Richardson says there are still plenty of unanswered questions.
"We're still not sure of the exact motive at this point, if it was a robbery or if it was some other motive," said Richardson.
However, Richardson says information has come in over the years, but he is hopeful the public can step up and offer any information in helping solve the case.
"Sometimes little things will mean a lot and a little thing will plug into something we already have," said Richardson.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says if you have any information pertaining to this case to contact Crimestoppers. There number is 673-7373