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The Pauline Storment Story!

Who was Pauline Storment?  Pauline, was an All-American girl,  born on to Paul Storment and Lillian Elam on April 3, 1944, in Ozark, Arkansas.   She was also the granddaughter of former Monterey County, California Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin W. Storment.   At Ozark High School, she served as the President of the Freshman Class, as seen in the picture above. Her closest friends describe her as a kind gentle soul who was very studious and didn't have time for what was called tom-foolery. After attending two years at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, she would eventually marry Charles Joseph Pate in June of 1965 in Booneville, Arkansas. The marriage would only last a year based on an Arkansas State Police multi-state investigation into her death between Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia though , if there ever was an official divorce certificate by 2022, no record can be found. It was also, discovered by the Arkansas State Police via a statement from, Iris Fletcher, a f
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Seeking the Devil Within the Details: The Pauline Storment Murder!

"A myth or legend is simply not made up out of a vacuum. Nothing is--or can be. Somehow there is a kernel of truth behind it, however distorted that might be." -ISAAC ASIMOV        A little over half a century ago my cousin, Pauline Storment, had her life stolen from her at 9::45 on a warm April Monday night, the 12th, of 1971, to be exact, and for the better part of my life I can recall knowing very little about the case and what I did know was that she was a University of Arkansas student and who was murdered while walking home from the college and that the guilty person was a student and that one or both of his parents were university officials a professor or dean and that guilty person was protected from prosecution and quietly sent out of state to evade that cops.      So, how does an Isaac Asimov quote fit into this case, it's simple the truth of what happened to here and the facts of the case are indeed within the details where the devil will be found. So, how exa

Possible Suspect: Meet John Hubbard of Effingham, Illinois.

After the murder of Pauline Storment the Arkansas State Police would become involved in the case which lead to both the Police Departments of the cities of Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia conducting their own investigations into the death in the hope that a clue might be found that would lead to the case being closed.  It wouldn't be long before they would hear from a Mr. Sanders a personal manager for the Mark Lipman company which would go on to stated that they had an employee by the name of John Hubbard who had been employed with it's company Guardsmark (now Alied Universal) from from May 20, 1969 to July of 1970, and to his knowledge, Pauline Storment & John Hubbard met in Dallas, Texas, in July of 1969 while both were employed by Mark Lipman Co. but working on different assignments. Mr. Sanders went on to say that the company felt that Mr. Hubbard and Miss Storment were having an affair during months of July to August of 1969. He also stated that their last kno

Kunkel's Memory of the Night

The following is the transcript of Wallace Peter Kunkel's recollection of his whereabouts leading up to, during, and after the time in which Pauline Storment is stabbed.     Kunkel timeline of events. *Keep in mind that two witnesses say a man who appeared to be drunk or on drugs park his vehicle near 12 South Hill which takes only a minute to drive. Also other witnesses reported in the press that a man was seen running east on Center which runs along the south side of Evergreen Cemetery directly back to the 12 South Hill Area where a vehicle was seen parked. Is this something or just coincidence?

UPDATE: What to do when the DNA evidence collected in 1971 vanishes?

 For some some time now I have been curious about the possibility of taking whatever DNA was provided by the accused attacker and re-testing it with modern technology but that hope appears to have been lost for now, short of finding enough proof to convince a judge to exhume a few bodies. Armed with knowing that on April 15, 1971 at 11:25 AM that Arkansas State Medical Examiners officer signed and received the evidence collected by the Fayetteville Police Department, I sent an email the the directors of the 2022 Arkansas State Crime Lab with a list of questions. The response was cases this old any evidence would be returned to the original investigating agency.  I thought great, the one agency which when I filed an FOIA in the very beginning of my search for answers I was told by the person over the F.O.I.A. requests that my FOIA request would remain opened but it appears after an exhaustive search including one of an off site storage facility that the case files have either been mispl

How Google's Historical Street View Images Brought Pauline Storment's Story A Bit More Clarity.

For the longest time, I had operated on the assumption that Pauline Storment had been walking on the west side of the road, the left side of this photo, where the better sidewalk is. Yet going back and reviewing the witness statements from Robert L. Spray and John A. Hall both stated they saw a man park his car close to their address of 12 S. Hill and when he stepped out he was wearing a sport coat possibly brown, he was medium in height, and had a slight build as well as appearing to be very drunk or under the influence of drugs.   Being perplexed about the location of the only utility pole I could find in the area on the street in 2022 had me thinking my cousin put up one hell of a fight for her belonging to have been scattered at the light pole as Gary Gammil had stated, so I went back in time with Google Street View to 2007 and it revealed a much closer light pole at the intersection. This new discovery now suggests Pauline Storment was indeed walking South on Duncan Av

From Composit Sketch to Realistic A.I. Photo

Half a century ago law enforcement only had their carefully curated sources of information and their individual guts to solved crimes but now technology can be used to bring a cold case that much closer to being solved & closed. With this said, I bring to you those who are following this site such a technological leap. I must state this doesn't mean our killer looks like this it is just an deep learning based educated guess.  Do you have a family member who looks like this and lived near or was likely traveling through Fayetteville, Arkansas on or around April 12, 1971. If so, contact the Fayetteville Police Department.