Homicide Investigation Continues Two Years After Body Found - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/20/08

Homicide Investigation Continues Two Years After Body Found

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It was two years ago a group of volunteer searchers found the body of 51-year-old Kay Harrelson in Northwest Lubbock County. Her murder remains unsolved.

Harrelson's body was discovered in a bar ditch along FM 179 near Shallowater. She went missing 11 days earlier along with her co-worker, 61-year-old Peggy Merimon. They were last seen leaving work at the Lubbock State School on August 9, 2006.

Merimon has never been found.  Lubbock police questioned a person of interest who matched the description of the man last seen with the two women, but two years later, no arrest has been made.

Earlier this month we told you the families of both Harrelson and Merimon are suing Mickey Patterson. They claim he lured both women away from their job, held them against their will and eventually killed them.

Lubbock police have never named Patterson as a suspect in this case. Again, Harrelson's murder remains unsolved.

If you know anything that can help investigators crack this case, you're asked to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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