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Hawlett-Beasley Murder Case

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Ozark Police are teaming up with a nationally recognized cold case investigator for the murder case of J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett.

Police say it's “very possible" they could generate more leads in this case, leading to a suspect. However, it's still going to take quite some time.

To remind you of what happened, J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett were found shot in the truck of a car in Ozark in August 1999.

Police have not found the person behind the murder.

Now, the Ozark Police Department is teaming up with Richard Walters, a national cold case investigator.

Walters has a strong record of helping police departments come up with new ideas.

Investigators say there are some possible mistakes that the murderer may have made, which need further exploration.

“He gave us some new direction,” Ozark Police Department Chief Tony Spivey said. “He saw some things that we needed to expand on, some new direction we needed to go in and of course we're doing that now.”

After a couple of months of heavy investigations, police say they are going to take what they've uncovered back to Walters to help bring a close to this tragedy.

Police say they hope to identify a suspect within a few months. Right now however, nothing new has been uncovered.


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