Charles Preston Paramore was 14 years old when he became the victim of a hit-and-run. He was on his newspaper route in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The newspapers have little information about this case. According to the Paramore family, his father found him and was with him when he died.
The driver did not just hit a child, they left a child to die.
If an ambulance had been called in time, Charles might have been saved. Causing an accident and leaving people behind to die, is a crime. Not just actions are punishable by law. Inactions or, omissions, are too.
The hit-and-run happened on the intersection of Sullivan Boulevard and Holladay Lane, Virginia Beach, as per this newspaper article here.
Unfortunately, this is all I have been able to find so far.
Virginia Beach Police do have a cold case unit. However, Charles Paramore’s case is not listed on their website.
If you have any information please contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit (CCHU) by calling the Crime Solvers Tip Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). For other contacting information and options, click here.
Phone calls and emails to CCHU can be anonymous. IF you wish to be contacted, please provide a telephone number and/or email address, along with your name.
In the series “Case of the Month” I highlight old cold cases. These posts are not an in-depth analysis and of course, more information can be found online and in newspaper archives.
We need to get these cases back in the mainstream media, to get people talking again, and if anything, to make sure that we do not forget the victims. Just because their cases are unsolved does not mean that we can forget about them.
With the advances we made in modern forensic sciences, we may have a chance to find clues that previous remained hidden because we didn’t have the technology. Now that we do, let’s review all these old cases once more.
I encourage you to share this post on your own social media platforms. By sharing these posts, the cases reach new networks, new connections, and new online news feeds. Maybe one day these updates will pop up in the right person’s news feed. This may be someone who can actually help advance the case and that is my goal.
Rest in peace, Charles Preston Paramore.