LaGrange Police ask for help in solving 15-year-old cold case murder

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It has been more than 15 years since a Missouri contractor was gunned down in LaGrange. Thursday, LaGrange Police reopened the cold case in hopes that someone out there would be able to help finally bring justice to the victim’s family.

William Kent Adams was shot the night April 15, 2003, in the 600 block of Ridley Avenue in LaGrange. The Arcadia, Missouri contractor died from his wounds. LaGrange Police said while they received a number of tips, none of them led to a solid suspect.

"He was here working with a company that was doing some clearing and cleaning up of some railroad crossing and he'd only been here for a couple of days," said LaGrange Police Detective Ley Wynne. "

He did not spend a lot of time in LaGrange so it's really difficult to find any associates or anybody he might have hung out with."

Investigators believe someone out there has first-hand knowledge of the crime and are pleading for them to finally come forward.

"He didn't deserve, obviously this, his family would like some closure," Wynne told FOX 5 News.

Police said those tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. They can contact the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, leave a message on the LaGrange Police Department’s Facebook page, or contact Detective Wynne at 706-883-2609.