Lake City group remembers 1988 unsolved homicide

The Suwannee Valley Unsolved cold case team continue to investigate the 1988 disappearance of Detra McGuire and the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Roshanda
The Suwannee Valley Unsolved cold case team continue to investigate the 1988 disappearance of Detra McGuire and the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Roshanda. (Courtesy of Suwannee Valley Unsolved)

Suwannee Valley Unsolved continues to keep the death of 2-year-old Roshanda McGuire and disappearance of her mother, Detra Renvictoria McGuire, before the public 34 years after the incident occurred.

The incident happened on Nov. 2, 1988, and Suwannee Valley Unsolved sent out information on the case in the hopes that someone will step forward with more information.

The case started when a Lake Butler truck driver found the body of Roshanda in the middle of I-10 near the US 441 exit. The child had been thrown from a moving vehicle, according to the report, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office linked the body to a missing person’s report the next day for Detra and her two-year-old daughter.

Get The Latest News

Don't miss our top stories every weekday in your inbox.

The 1988 Nissan Sentra driven by Detra McGuire at the time of her disappearance.
Courtesy of Suwannee Valley Unsolved The 1988 Nissan Sentra driven by Detra McGuire at the time of her disappearance.

Law enforcement began searching for the mother and found her vehicle, a black 1988 Nissan Sentra 2-door, on Nov. 4 in southern Columbia County at L&G Truckstop in Ellisville. According to a press release by Suwannee Valley Unsolved, suspicion fell on Detra’s boyfriend after questioning and a failed polygraph.

However, police have never found Detra, and no one has been charged for the death of Roshanda.

Find more information on the case from Suwannee Valley Unsolved.

To give information on the case, call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-758-1095 or Crime Stoppers of Columbia County at 386-754-1099.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anita

I suggest Kelly from Cold Justice take on this case. She and her team are very good at what they do. Yea some people would say “That’s TV” but it is a way to find some answers. Who know it just might provide some answers to the family.