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Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

On Aug. 29, 1996, Heather Johnson, 7, and Cynthia Johnson, 34, were murdered in their own home on Junaluska Drive in South Richmond. The home was set on fire to cover the crime. The victim was last talked to on Aug. 29, 1996, just a short time prior to the fire. This crime was one of Richmond's most horrific murders.

The victim knew the killer(s) and police need your help in solving this case.

The police have compiled a great deal of information on this case and need you to help us bring it to a successful close. We believe someone knows who the suspects are and can help solve this case.

If you have any information about this case no matter how small or unimportant you believe it is, we want you to call us and pass that information on to us. You may have the missing piece of the puzzle we need.

We also know that pizza was delivered to this address the night of the murders. We need to know who delivered the pizza to the address.

If you are the pizza delivery driver that delivered pizza to 6535 Junaluska Drive on the night of Aug. 29, 1996, please call and talk to investigators.

If you have any information about this homicide or about someone who knows information about this homicide please contact

  • Homicide Detectives - (804)646-6741
  • Crime Stoppers - (804)780-1000
  • Detective William Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or E-mail

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