By David Kenney
It's a murder mystery that’s remained unsolved since 1999. Female bodies were found brutally murdered in rural Hinds County. Find out how you could be rewarded for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Six years ago, in the St. Thomas area of Bolton, four women were found brutally murdered in a remote wooded area. Investigators say the first victim, found in July of ‘99, was a black female. She had been shot in the abdomen with a high-caliber weapon. Three more victims were found deep in the woods the same year on Halloween.
"Kind of erie. I think you can really feel the presence of that when you're out here," says Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin.
Some of those working the case describe it as the killing fields. The location is far from homes, a great distance from the nearest road. A cry for help from here will likely to go unheard. Only two of the victims were ever identified.
The only known local victim, 41-year-old Mabel Conic, was last seen alive on Mill Street with two black males, getting into a red sports car with a black top. A task force of county, state, and federal investigators has now joined forces to solve the four murders. The crime scene was searched for clues, but none were found. Now the public is being asked to help catch the person or persons who committed the murders.
If you have any information on these murders, call Crime Stoppers at 355-TIPS. That’s 355-8477. You could receive up to a thousand dollars for any information that leads to an arrest in the case. And remember, at Crime Stoppers we only want your information, not your name.