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The Pauline Storment Story!

Meet Pauline Storment, a quintessential All-American girl whose life was tragically cut short. Born to parents Paul Storment and Lillian Elam on April 3, 1944, in Ozark, Arkansas, she embodied the ideals of her time. Interestingly, Pauline's lineage also included a connection to former Monterey County, California Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin W. Storment, her grandfather.   During her time at Ozark High School, Pauline's leadership skills shone through as she took on the role of President of the Freshman Class, a detail captured in the accompanying photograph. Those closest to her remember Pauline as a kind and gentle soul, known for her dedication to studies and her aversion to frivolity. Following two years at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, her path led her to marry Charles Joseph Pate in June of 1965 in Booneville, Arkansas. However, their marriage was short-lived, with a cloud of mystery surrounding her death in a cross-state incident involving Arkansas State Pol
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Kawinkidink Alert: Could the murders of Betsy Aardsma and Pauline Storment be connected?

  Kawinkidink Alert! 🕵️‍♂️ Okay, let's get serious. There's a curious connection between two unsolved cases – one happened in the Library at Penn State University on 1969 and the other sometime after leaving the Library at the University of Arkansas in 1971. Now, the first case refrences the Betsy Aardsma and the second is the murder of Pauline Storment. Now, I know, it might seem like a far stretch, but hang on, gang! These two cases have more in common than you might think, and it's got my my inner Scooby Doo - Mystery Machine brain thinking. Betsy's story kicks off in 1969 when she met a tragic end right in Penn State's library – stabbed without a sound. 😱 And guess what? Two years later, in 1971, Pauline faced a similar fate, not in the library but it could have been when considering Pauline roommate Alice Pat Murphy stated that for Pauline to have been murdered around 9:45 PM at night something prompted her to leave the library early. Was it an uneasy feeling

Unveiling Shadows: The Enigma of Pauline Storment's 1971 Cold Case

Picture it: the night of April 12, 1971, a peaceful evening in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A young woman named Pauline Storment was walking south along Duncan Avenue, having just left the University of Arkansas. Little did she know, this seemingly ordinary walk would tragically mark the end of her life. Storment was brutally stabbed seven to eight times, and the echoes of her harrowing murder still reverberate through time. Over fifty years later, her case remains a haunting unsolved puzzle, casting a shadow over the city. Amidst the backdrop of this chilling crime, another figure emerges: Wallace Peter Kunkel. On that fateful day, April 12th, Kunkel found himself in police custody after a routine vehicle stop on Dickson Street. Mike Boyd, the driver, was at the wheel when the officers intervened. What followed was a sequence of events that would etch itself into the pages of history. Intriguingly, Kunkel's clothes bore traces of blood, raising eyebrows and suspicions alike. He fit the

Unraveling the Case: The Riveting Legal Battle of Wallace Peter Kunkel

In the heart of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Arkansas, a gripping legal saga unfolds, pitting the State of Arkansas against a man named Wallace Peter Kunkel. The center of attention? A critical "Writ of Habeas Corpus," thrusting Kunkel's detention into the spotlight. This writ commands the vigilant Sheriff of Washington County to escort Kunkel to court, baring the intricate details of his incarceration. Atty. Richard Hipp Kunkel, flanked by his legal champion Richard Hipp, steps onto the battlefield with a fervent mission: to question the authenticity of the evidence against him. The crux of his argument lies in the information presented, which he contends lacks the precision required to pin him down for alleged transgressions against Arkansas laws. Asserting his rights anchored in the Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution, Kunkel challenges the vagueness of the allegations, condemning them as mere abstractions rather than substantive cha

Urgent Call to Action: Illuminate the Legacy of Pauline Storment and Seek Justice

I am deeply committed to shining a spotlight on Pauline Storment's story. It's truly disheartening that her case, spanning over 50 years, remains relatively unknown. Historical records indicate that media coverage was mainly limited to Arkansas and Texas due to her older half-brother residing in Texas and the rest of her immediate family in Arkansas. Following her passing, her parents also passed away merely two years later. As a result, only a few individuals continued to keep the case alive in the minds of law enforcement. These efforts were sustained by a handful of people until their own passing. My vision is to establish a nonprofit organization with the aim of creating a historical plaque or memorial that will narrate her story. Alongside this, we aspire to offer a scholarship to support young women who are resuming their education after a hiatus. This scholarship would reflect Pauline's journey when she pursued anthropology at the University of Arkansas. Personally,

Dream Detectives: Inspired from the unsolved 1971 murder of University of Arkansas coed Pauline Storement.

The following is a fictional short story inspired from the unsolved murder of Pauline Storment.   Dream Detectives Written by Lance J. Gosnell Josh Banning had always been fascinated with the concept of time travel, but it wasn't until he had a dream about a murder that he began to seriously consider the possibility of traveling back in time. The dream had been so vivid, so real, that he couldn't shake the feeling that he had witnessed something truly horrific. He confided in his friend Zelphia Lockie, who was an expert on true crime and host of a podcast called Ear Witness. Zelphia was intrigued by Josh's dream and suggested that he may have actually traveled back in time to 1971 and witnessed the murder of Pauline Storment. The unsolved case had haunted the town for over 50 years. Together, Josh and Zelphia embarked on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about the murder. They used lucid dreaming as a tool to gather more clues and information about the case. As they

Seeking the Devil Within the Details: The Pauline Storment Murder!

"Myths and legends don't just materialize out of thin air; nothing does, nor can it. There's always a kernel of truth beneath, no matter how distorted it might become." - Isaac Asimov A little over fifty years ago, on a warm April Monday night, precisely the 12th of 1971, my cousin Pauline Storment had her life tragically taken at 9:45. For most of my life, I knew little about the case, except that she was a University of Arkansas student who was murdered while walking home from college. The perpetrator was another student, shielded from prosecution, possibly connected to university officials.  So, how does an Isaac Asimov quote relate to this case? The essential truths lie within the details, where the devil hides. But how am I related to Pauline Storment? She's my twice-removed first cousin, but that doesn't tell the whole story. This connection traces back to my maternal grandfather, AJ "Buddy" Stacks, Pauline's first cousin. Papa Buddy was th

Possible Suspect: Meet John Hubbard of Effingham, Illinois.

Following the tragic murder of Pauline Storment, the Arkansas State Police became involved in the case. This led the Police Departments of Memphis, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia to conduct their own investigations in hopes of finding clues to close the case. Before long, they received information from Mr. Sanders, a manager at the Mark Lipman company. According to him, an employee named John Hubbard had a connection to Pauline Storment. Hubbard had worked for Guardsmark (now Alied Universal), a company under Mark Lipman, from May 20, 1969, to July of 1970. Sanders believed that Hubbard and Storment had an affair between July and August of 1969. Hubbard's last known address was 320 Hampden Drive, Northeast, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He had been working for a law firm on 14th Street in Des Moines, Iowa. Hubbard hailed from Effingham, Illinois, where he also attended high school. Mr. Sanders mentioned that Mr. Stensrud of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company might have a more recent address f