Justice Cases

PETO VERUM PER JUSTICIA, “TO SEEK THE TRUTH WITH JUSTICE”, this Latin Motto are the words the Cold Case Investigators of Metro-Trac live by.  This dedicated team of Investigators works in conjunction with Crimestoppers and the victim’s relatives to bring closure to unsolved homicides.

Every year the team at Metro-Trac diligently looks for a case that needs special attention. When a case is found the relatives are contacted and if agreed upon the Cold Case Team works on their case, Pro Bono Metro-Trac asks that you spend some time looking over our current Justice Case.  If you have any information please feel free to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP or through our secure site anonymously.


Pam Barnes and Kenneth Kanehl

Sometime during the 4th of July weekend in 2005; this loving couple was slain in their Waterford home. After numerous calls from family members went unanswered and Pam failed to report to work; family members called Waterford Police Department to ask if they would look in on the couple. What the Police found when they arrived was a quiet residence on the 5400 block of Brunswick. The couples vehicles were parked in the drive and the front door appeared to be unlocked. As the Police entered the residence they found the couple shot to death in their bedroom. To the police there seemed to be no signs of forced entry, missing personal effects and the crime scene appeared to be a possible murder/suicide.

After a thorough search of the scene; no murder weapon was found though several bullet casings were located. The Waterford Police knew then that they were dealing with a Double Homicide.  Pam and Ken had just moved into the residence over the Memorial Day weekend and this senseless crime appeared to have no direct motive. After 4 years of ongoing investigations there has been no motive, suspect or weapon found in this heinous crime. The family has contacted Crimestoppers to see if they could help in finding any individuals that may have information on this tragic crime.