I used to live in Camp Hill Alabama in Tallapoosa County. The small town is along US 280 in between Dadeville and Auburn. The town used to have good jobs, but today, the town is mostly dead. Expect for the Lyman Ward Military Academy, the town is a commuter town for people to go to work in Auburn or Dadeville. I used to live in town in the picture below where the red arrow is pointing!
Tonight, the crime show Cold Justice will be in Camp Hill Alabama. They will be solving a crime that has gone unsolved since 2005.
In 2005, 78-year-old Willie Louise Kellum was murdered. And late last Summer, former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigation specialist Yolanda McCleary, the stars of Cold Justice, came into town with cameras and helped Camp Hill Police Chief Roosevelt Finley and his investigators solve this crime.
Tonight, the show will be very through with the case and viewers will learn all aspects of this case. McCleary’s analysis of the DNA evidence led to the identification of 33-year-old Markis Heard as the prime suspect in the murder. Heard was already incarcerated at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery County on a first-degree sexual abuse charge. The 5th Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Camp Hill Police, and Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department are currently working through the investigation to prepare for prosecution on the murder charge. Heard is currently serving a 15-year sentence for the first-degree sexual assault of his own child.
Willie Louise Kellum enjoyed being surrounded by her friends and extended family when she attended the United Methodist Church each Sunday. Even at age 78, Louise was known for her high energy and dry wit. She worked long after she could have retired, working as a cook at the Head Start Program for more than 40 years. Louise’s passion for working with children was a perfect fit for the Head Start’s mission serving low-income families in the region.
That evening her grandson, who was living with her, found Louise lying unconscious in his room and he called 911. When Camp Hill Police arrived at her home, they found Louise with a cord wrapped around her neck and she had bruises all over her body. The murder shook the entire community. The episode will air on Friday January 24th on TNT at 7 pm and 9 pm Central. The episode will also air on Saturday January 25th at 6 am Central. You can also watch the episode online after airing! Learn more about Cold Justice at: http://www.tntdrama.com/series/cold-justice/.
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