Category archives: Murder Mystery

Why Mandy? A Case of A Murder Without Motive Part II

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  This is a re-release of the case printed in the AY November 2006 issue. If you have any leads or information, contact info is at the bottom of the page. By Janie Jones :: Photography by Janie Jones :: Courtesy of Susan Tusing   ore people attended Amanda Tusing’s funeral at the Dell Baptist Church than lived in the town of Dell itself. Th[...]

DNA Match Heats Up an Arkansas Cold Case

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2005 Sees a Major Breakthrough in the Kristin Laurite Murder And a Narrowing of the Funding Gap at the Arkansas State Crime Lab By Letha Mills Photos Courtesy of Kristin Laurite's Family   Last July, five years after the murder of 25-year-old Kristin Laurite, a suspect was finally identified through a national DNA database. Laurite was[...]

Murder Mystery: Gunfight at Alma

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In 1933, the notorious Barrow Gang terrorized northwest Arkansas and shot down a town marshal. Photography courtesy of Dallas Municipal Archive, City of Dallas. Originally appeared in AY's March 2013 issue.   On May 1, 1933, Henry D. Humphrey pinned on a shiny marshal’s badge and swore to protect and serve the more than 700 residents of Alma, Arka[...]

Murder Mystery: Gary Lynn Mullinax

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A Daughter’s Plea: Help Me Find My Father Photographs courtesy of Amy Mullinax Whitcomb | Originally appeared in AY's July 2011 issue.   this March, the 1978 disappearance of Anthony Ross Allen from Fort Smith was the oldest Arkansas case listed with online databases, such as the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) and the[...]

Murder Mystery: Danick Adams

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18-year-old Danick Adams was murdered in 2008 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. This murder remains unsolved. By Rhonda Owen | Originally appeared as a two part story in AY's 2013 July and August issues Photographs courtesy of Amy Stivers  PART ONE “Do good anyway.” Amy Stivers can’t forget the words she read after her 18-year-old daughter was murdered i[...]

Murder Mystery: If Justice is a Lady

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Three Arkansas female murderers... Originally appeared in AY's March 2012 issue   WINONA GREEN Oct. 21, 1900 - Oct. 30, 1974 after midnight Aug. 17, 1924, J.R. Green was shot to death as he walked home from the Little Rock railyard where he worked as a switchman. His murder went unsolved for several months … then his wife vanished. Detectives [...]

Murder Mystery: In All The Wrong Places

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Linda “Lindy” Reynolds was a loving aunt and was looking forward to a visit by her sister's children when she disappeared in 1982. Photographs courtesy of Nancy Reynolds / Originally appeared in AY's January 2012 issue   May 17, 1982, Linda “Lindy” Reynolds left a Fort Smith, Ark., restaurant called Banditos where she worked as a waitress. She liv[...]

Murder Mystery: Scott Jared

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Scott Jared, Where Are You? Photographs by Janie Jones and courtesy of Pam Jared and Benjamin Jared This story originally appeared in AY's March 2011 issue Top photo: A photo taken in the early 90's of Scott Jared and his first wife Regina Perna.   Cossey, a county ranger for the Arkansas Forestry Commission in Perry County, reme[...]

Murder Mystery: Daisy Taylor

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In most homicide cases, investigators are able to find something to go on, even when there’s little or no physical evidence: the victim acted out of character, angered someone, was in a rocky romance, owned something coveted by another person or perhaps was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. by Rhonda Owen / Originally appeared in AY's June 2013 i[...]

Murder Mystery: Lives Lost & Found

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Sometimes we are forced to face our own mortality. Photographs courtesy of Todd Matthews / Originally appeared in AY's August 2011 issue   could be a sudden illness or a close call in an accident. And while we contemplate death, we may concern ourselves with the disposition of our remains — peaceful repose in a country cemetery or perhaps ashes sp[...]