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Reward fund created on 31-year observance of Henrico cold case murders

Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 00:07:09-04

HENRICO, Va. -- Thirty-one years ago in August, a couple was found brutally murdered in the Henrico woods which once sprawled out along Patterson Avenue, near the Kings Crossing Apartment complex at Gaskins Road and Patterson Avenue.

Family, friends and investigators have been frustrated for years, trying to find the killer -- or killers -- of  Donna Hall, an 18-year-old Freeman High School graduate and Mike Margaret, a 21-year-old graduate of Tucker High School.

Donna and Mike were last seen alive on August 17, 1984. Their bodies were found stabbed and their throats cut on August 21.

Police need your tips to help solve the brutal murder of Donna Hall and Mike Margaret.

Donna Hall and Mike Margaret were found face up, stabbed and their throats cut.

Their murders have lately come back into the spotlight, with people more readily sharing information three decades later, and as an almost 3,000-member Facebook group aptly called "Justice for Donna Hall and Mike Margaret" crowdsources memories, clues and tips.

On Friday, August 14, 2015, a celebration of their lives will be held at Bar Louie in Short Pump.

Friends hope to solve the cold case of the murder of Donna Hall and Mike Margaret.

Friends hope to solve the cold case of the murder of Donna Hall and Mike Margaret.

There will be a silent auction to build the new reward fund; the former $15,000 reward expired when Mr. Margaret passed away.

The Friedman Law Firm donated the first $1,500, of an intended $15,000 reward fund, and is routing donations to Crime Stoppers, through the firm's trust account.

People can donate one of two ways:

1. Make checks payable to:

Friedman Law Firm, P.C Trust
Memo Line (Required) - Donna and Mike
Mail to:
Friedman Law Firm, P.C Trust
9620 Iron Bridge Rd #101
Chesterfield, VA 23832

2. Online Donations Link

The memorial event for Donna and Mike starts at 6 p.m. at Bar Louie, at 11788 Broad Street,  and will run through the night.
If you have any information concerning the murders, please contact Henrico County Detective Holsinger at 804-501-5276.