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Police say there may be 'additional responsible persons' in Dunn case

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police might not be finished with the murder case of Roger Scott Dunn.

Dunn turned up missing in 1991 and was presumed dead. His former girlfriend, Leisha Hamilton, was convicted of murdering him even though prosecutors at the time had not found his body. She is still serving prison time.

Hamilton's subsequent boyfriend, Tim Smith, was also convicted of murder, and sentenced to probation.

Then in May of this year, 21 years later, Dunn's body was found in a shallow grave at the Chaparral Apartments not even 100 feet from where he lived.

After the discovery, KCBD Newschannel 11 made a routine open records request pertaining to the Dunn case.

The city's response indicates there may be more to come. Specifically, the city is asking the Texas Attorney General's office for permission to withhold certain police records.

In a letter dated June 13, the city says to the A.G.'s office, "Although there have been two convictions in this case, the department is concerned there may be additional responsible persons that could be revealed upon discovery of new evidence."

It continues, "Although the case is not currently being actively investigated, the department has not closed it. If additional evidence were discovered that implicates another party, the department would actively pursue the investigation."

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