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Reward offered in missing statue 'cold case'

Published Tuesday, 16th August 2011

Reward offered in missing statue 'cold case'

The trouble with Harry is … he’s missing.

On April 18, 1995, the life-size, bronze statue of former Tyler Junior College President Dr. Harry Jenkins disappeared from the grounds of the TJC main campus.

Sixteen years later, the statue’s whereabouts remain a mystery; so TJC’s criminal justice students, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and local Crimestoppers have formed a task force to solve this "cold case."

TJC students will work with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and learn valuable insight on case management and investigation.

College officials hope to recover the statue during this yearlong celebration of TJC’s 85th anniversary.

TJC has secured a privately funded, $5,000 reward through Tyler - Smith County Crimestoppers to assist in the recovery of the Jenkins statue.

All tips can remain anonymous, and the reward will be effective until Aug. 4, 2012, officials said.

Anyone with information on the missing statue of Dr. Jenkins is asked to call Tyler - Smith County Crimestoppers at 903-597-2833 or 1-800-575-2833.

Author
Elise Mullinix

Date
8/16/2011

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