Police say there may be 'additional responsible persons' in Dunn - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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

Scott Dunn's headstone in the City of Lubbock Cemetery Scott Dunn's headstone in the City of Lubbock Cemetery
Roger Scott Dunn Roger Scott Dunn
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."

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-21 17:11:32 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:51 AM EST2017-11-22 05:51:56 GMT

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

  • FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

    FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-11-21 12:51:23 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:48 AM EST2017-11-22 05:48:13 GMT

    A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

    A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

  • CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 3:01 AM EST2017-11-21 08:01:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-11-22 05:47:35 GMT

    CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

    CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

Powered by Frankly