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Investigators Exhume Body in Cleveland County

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations exhumed the body of Judith McMurry today from Rose Hill Cemetery in Fallston. They are searching for new evidence that could help solve the 21 year old case.

McMurry was killed in 1993. Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman says there’s hope for finding the person responsible for her death. He also said there’s a person of interest. Law enforcement is not going public with that name yet.

“Two investigators, one from the State Bureau of investigations and one from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, have devoted an extreme amount of man hours to this investigation and there’s been some recent developments,” he said.

Over the years, they’ve exhausted all possible leads. Now there’s a chance in solving this crime. Today they looked for evidence from McMurry’s body to help link to the suspect.

“If you go back in time 20 years ago when this actually occurred, you didn’t have the technology and the advancement of law enforcement and forensics that we currently have,” Norman said.

The sheriff says the person of interest has a criminal record. There’s possibly some DNA that was not discovered when the body was first examined. Both the SBI and the Sheriff’s Office hope the missing piece to solving this crime has been there all along.

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