Unsolved murder: Jean Cook

Jean Cook
Jean Cook

By Liz Nichols - bio | email
Posted by Mike Mardis - email

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - It has been many years and we still don't know who murdered a local convenience store cashier.

On October 6, 2005, someone entered the Busler's store on Highway 41 with a gun. Suffering multiple gun shot wounds, Jean Cook later died at an Evansville hospital.

To this day, no one has been arrested for her murder. Detective Randy Chapman is one of the detectives working on this case. He said the Sheriff's Office is still getting tips, but coming up empty.

They've spent thousands of hours trying to find the person responsible. They've interviewed more than 300 witnesses, traveled to Iowa, West Virginia, Northern Indiana and Kentucky following up on leads.

It's a case, they're determined to solve.

"We're following up on all tips and we would like to just put some closure on this for the family," Chapman said.

"It's just, if someone knows something, I wish, I just wish they would call," Bobbie Jo Cook, the victim's daughter, said.

Monday, Bobbie Jo stood beside her mother's grave, praying maybe this time next year, they'll have justice.

"It just hurts because her time was taken, it wasn't her time to go," Bobbie Jo said. "Her time was taken from her."

If you know anything about her murder, you can submit a tip by calling 812-435-5713 or email your tip to crime_tipline@vanderburghsheriff.com.

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