Cold case revisited 8 years later

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email
Posted by Iva Radman – email

ASHLAND, VA (WWBT)--Ashland Police hope you can help them track down the killer responsible for a cold case murder. Eight years ago today, 58-year-old Truman Stanley was found beaten and stabbed in his home.

Stanley was known to keep a large amount of cash in his home and wore expensive jewelry. Because of that--police have thought all along that the motive in his murder was robbery and that he likely knew his attacker.

A neighbor found Stanley in his home in the 500 block of North James Street the morning of February 26th, 2002. The night before, a friend had dropped him off at home after a pool tournament at a moose lodge around 10 p.m.  Truman Stanley was found murdered wearing the same clothes he'd worn out.

Stanley's daughter and Ashland police are still hoping to find bring closure to this case.

If you know anything about this case--even if you've talked with Ashland police before--they would love to hear from you.

The main number at the police department is 798-1227. You can also submit crime tips anonymously on the department's web site.

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