Unsolved Homicides & Missing Persons

Unsolved Homicides & Missing Persons

If you have any information on the below cases, please contact NPRPD’s Criminal Investigations Department at (727) 841-4550 option #8.

 

UNSOLVED HOMICIDES:

CLINT WILSON – 04/22/2009

On April 22nd, 2009, Clint Wilson left work at around 11:30 pm when he was fatally shot. Mr. Wilson was the owner/operator of the Cherry Bomb Tattoo Shop at 7618 US Hwy 19. The suspect may have fled in a two-door white car.

CHANCRAHAS P. PATEL – 01/12/1998

On January 12th, 1998, at around 8:30 pm, Chancrahas P. Patel was working at the Green Key Motel, 6434 US 19 N, in the front office when two white males approached him. A commotion ensued, and the suspects fatally stabbed Mr. Patel. The suspect(s) took no money from the cash register.

 

 

MISSING PERSONS:

RUTH “EYDIE” CECALA – Missing Since 12/15/2021

On 12/15/2021, 75-year-old Ruth “Eydie” Cecala left her home off Lagoon Drive and has not been seen or heard from since. Ruth was planning to walk to downtown New Port Richey to shop. She advised she would borrow a phone to call her husband to pick her up when she was done. She was last seen by a neighbor walking north on Pinecrest Road. Ruth left her wallet, cigarettes, and money to shop at her residence. Ruth does not have a cell phone.

Ruth was last seen wearing a white top, grey capris, a grey baseball hat, and sandals. Ruth is 4’11 and 145 lbs. An exhaustive search of James E Grey Preserve has been conducted, yielding negative results.

Ruth often went by the name Eydie. Her family describes her as energetic, a good cook, and an excellent dancer. She loved to clean and care for those around her. It is unusual for Eydie to not communicate with her family for long periods. Her family deeply misses her.

The family is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to Ruth’s whereabouts. If you have any information on what happened to Ruth, please contact Detective Sergeant Greg Williams at 727-232-8972. If there are any immediate concerns, please call 911.

 

PEIARRE CANTY – Missing Since 10/28/2016

On 10/28/2016, 33-year-old Peiarre Canty left his home off Cactus Drive at around 5 pm. Peiarre was wearing an orange t-shirt, jeans, and flip-flops on the night he went missing. He was seen on 10/29/2016 near US Hwy 19 and Gulf Drive. He has never returned home or contacted his family since. Local motels and wooded areas have been repeatedly checked with negative results.

Peiarre appeared on a surveillance video on 11/10/2016 in Tampa, Florida. At that time, Peiarre was wearing jeans, no shirt, and no shoes. He was attempting to look under the cover on a motorcycle. There have been possible sightings in New Port Richey and Tampa, between Westshore Plaza, Kennedy Boulevard, Hyde Park, Bayshore, and Nebraska Avenue. Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff have assisted with search efforts and provided photos and a description of Peiarre.

Peiarre is a black male, 5’11, 130 lbs., brown eyes and dark hair. He usually has a beard or a mustache, and his left hand shakes. Peiarre has a tattoo on his chest bearing praying hands with rosary beads. Peiarre suffers from mental disorders and is currently off his medications, which only causes further confusion. He is not known to be violent. Peiarre may be living in a homeless camp and unaware of his surroundings or how to return home.

Peiarre’s family is extremely worried about his safety and is desperate to find him. His family has never stopped searching for him and will welcome him home with open arms.

If you have any information about Peiarre’s whereabouts or believe you have seen him, please contact New Port Richey Police Department at 727-841-4550 option 1. Per the family, any tips that lead to Peiarre’s whereabouts and are confirmed will be eligible for a $20,000 cash reward.

 

BROOKLYN PECK – Missing Since 10/26/2015

Brooklyn Peck was 21 years old when she disappeared on the morning of 10/26/2015. Around 2 am on 10/26/2015, Brooklyn left the home she was staying in, off of Hillside Drive, to meet someone at the Sunoco on US 19. Brooklyn never returned home and has never been heard from again. Her cell phone has not made any outgoing calls since the hours of 6:17 am on 10/26/2015. Brooklyn intended to return home for a court date on 10/27, as evidenced by the clothes she had laid out before she left. She was reported missing by her family on 11/10/2015. It is out of character for Brooklyn not to contact her family, and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are suspicious.

Brooklyn was known to visit the Leisure Lane and Van Doren Avenue area in New Port Richey. She is 4’11, 100-115 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a large clock tattoo on her right chest, a large skull tattoo on her left chest, tattoos on both wrists, and writing from shoulder to shoulder on her upper chest. She also has tattoos on her left thigh and her ear. She has many piercings, including her septum and above her lip. Brooklyn is also missing the tip of her index finger on her left hand. Brooklyn was involved in sex work and drug misuse at the time of her disappearance. Many leads were related to these factors, and all have been followed up on with negative results.

When telling the story of her disappearance, it is important to note that Brooklyn is much more than the addiction she was experiencing or the work she was engaged in. Her family describes Brooklyn as a friendly, personable, caring human being. She was a loving daughter, niece, cousin, and sister. Brooklyn’s mother said she loved when the family was together – they would walk trails and go fishing. Brooklyn always went above and beyond, and she is a friend to everyone. Her family deeply misses her.

NPRPD has been working on this case in conjunction with the FBI since 2015. Detectives are actively searching for Brooklyn and appreciate any help the public can provide. If you have any information on what happened to Brooklyn, please contact Detective Corporal Joseph Ioppolo at 727-232-8905.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Brooklyn Peck.