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Sherry Alford Cold Case
November 29, 2018
Cold Case Homicide 1982
Sherry Alford was a 16 year old student at Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, La. On the night of February 1, Ms. Alford had been at her boyfriend’s home in the Town & Country subdivision. Alford left his residence traveling on Bon Air Drive to DeSiard St. She then traveled on DeSiard St. to LA highway 139. This was the known route of travel when Alford left her boyfriend’s residence returning home.
Just prior to midnight, Alford’s lifeless body was found lying near her 1982 Ford compact (EXP) on Hwy 139. The white Ford with an orange/red stripe had come to a stop in the northbound lane.
The investigation indicates that Alford had been shot twice with a handgun. The initial shot appeared to be fired approximately three-tenths of a mile prior to the final resting spot of the vehicle. Investigators discovered shattered glass consistent with the theory that Alford was first shot prior to the vehicle coming to rest in the roadway. It appears that the first shot shattered the driver’s side window and struck Alford in the left wrist. The bullet then struck Alford in the lower left lip. The watch on Alfords left wrist stopped keeping time at 11:57 on February 1.
At the final location of the vehicle and Alfords body, investigators found an automatic shell casing. Evidence indicates that Alford was probably exiting her vehicle in an attempt to flee from the suspect when the final deadly shot was fired. Alford was struck in the head. The suspect is believed to have been standing in or near the middle of the roadway.
Crime Stoppers of North Delta is ask for the publics help to provide information anonymously that could provide new leads in solving this case.
Kathy Whorton Cold Case
November 29, 2018
Kathy was last seen alive in the early morning hours on 4/4/81, leaving a bar near ULM Campus, driving her blue 1979 Ford Mustang. Kathy’s vehicle was found abandoned on Sherrouse St., in Monroe, and her body was later discovered on McGuire Rach Rd. Kathy died of a gunshot wound from a small caliber weapon. Crime Stoppers is reaching out to the public to help solve this case.