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Police told to prove '63 killing case is active or open file to victim's kin

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.

Ruby Lowery Stapleton, shown in an undated photo, was abducted and strangled in Searcy in October 1963. The crime remains unsolved after nearly 51 years.

Ruby Lowery Stapleton, shown in an undated photo, was abducted and strangled in Searcy in October 1963. The crime remains unsolved after nearly 51 years.

Nearly 51 years ago, 59-year-old Ruby Stapleton of Searcy put her son's family's dirty clothes in the car to run down to the nearby washeteria because the washing machine had broken down -- again.


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