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UNSOLVED: The Tragic Murder of My Cousin Pauline Storment.

 For most of my life, the haunting tale of my cousin's brutal murder has lingered in the shadows of my mind. Pauline Storment, my first cousin twice removed, was the niece of my mother's paternal grandmother, Lela "Storment" Stacks – my great-grandmother. This macabre tragedy has gnawed at the back of my brain since childhood, but it wasn't until my forties that a burning curiosity ignited within me, yearning to unravel the enigma surrounding her case. Ever since the day I filed my first FOIA request, I've been plagued by the quintessential questions: who killed her, why, and how were they able to vanish into the night of April 12th, 1971, leaving a trail of unanswered riddles in their wake? This case has been a perplexing conundrum, to say the least. Let's delve into the fateful night that unfolded: Pauline was a university student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, studying Anthropology. She worked at the Malco Movie Theatre and as a secretar
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