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Recent Tip Leads To Arrest

COHN’S EMPLOYER SAYS HE’S SHOCKED AT NEWS

Posted: June 7, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
Updated: June 8, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.

Rico Cohn

Fayetteville Police said an anonymous tip led them to crack a six-year-old homicide case involving the death of 21-year-old Nina Ingram.

At A Glance

Fayetteville Cold Cases:

• Joe Neal Bruce: Officers were called Feb. 4, 1974, to Palace Drug Store on Dickson Street. Ray Huff said he found his business partner, Bruce, dead in the store. Both were pharmacists. Bruce, 42, was shot twice in the head. Officers didn’t find forced entry to the pharmacy and drugs were taken from the store.

• Pauline Storment: Officers were called April 12, 1971, about a body found near Putman and Duncan streets about 9:45 p.m. There, they found Storment, a 27-year-old University of Arkansas student. She had been stabbed seven times. Police believe Storment had been walking on campus before she was attacked.

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Sometimes it takes a little while to put everything together. Nice going.

Posted by: Oldearkie

June 7, 2012 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sometimes it takes a little while for someone to call the police and tell them who did it...Not knocking the cops here.... I'm sure they've worked hard on this over the years, but it's pretty clear that an annonymous caller solved this, not the police.

Posted by: Wayfost

June 8, 2012 at 7:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Looking forward to reading the details as they become available. We'd all like to think that the real murderer has been identified for obvious reasons; let's hope this is not a false alarm. It could be that the anonymous caller may not have known about this until recently. The man's employer says it doesn't fit, it's out of character, but that doesn't mean he couldn't have done it. Who knows what happened or why? The recent conviction of the 15 y/o who shot his sister in the head as she slept...it's inexplicable to the rest of us. This fella has a history of drug use, and we all know that intoxication lowers inhibitions and impairs judgement, not to mention, can make people aggressive. Stimulants do that. It's a sad situation and I hope they have found the right man, and if so, that they don't botch it in court. The outcome in the case regarding Ms. Thornsberry still blows my mind.

Posted by: SPA

June 8, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )