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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, I am currently employed at Allied Universal Security. Interestingly, the company was once known as the Mark Lipman Company back in 1971 before subsequent buyouts and mergers. This company was where Pauline worked before her return to Arkansas to pursue her studies.

Although I never had the privilege of meeting Pauline, as I was born seven years after her tragic passing, my great-grandmother, Pauline's aunt named Lela (Storment) Stacks, was someone who knew her well. Throughout my upbringing, I often heard stories about a cousin who met an unfortunate fate at the University of Arkansas. My curiosity drove me to dig into the facts. Looking back, I wish I had embarked on my quest for the truth right after finishing high school in 1997, a time when individuals with firsthand knowledge of that night were still accessible.

I recall sharing with my maternal grandmother, who was the daughter-in-law of my great-grandmother, about a schoolmate named Kunkel whom I had a crush on. She seemed to hold negative sentiments towards the Kunkel family. While I didn't comprehend her reaction at that time, things fell into place when I discovered that the prime suspect in 1971 was a 17-year-old named Wallace Peter Kunkel. This revelation explained my grandmother's visceral response to the name.

Lastly, I am reaching out to anyone who possesses the knowledge needed to establish a nonprofit that aligns with my aspirations for the Pauline Storment case and legacy. Your insights would be wholeheartedly welcomed and appreciated.

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