I-Team uncovers new details in Grayson Co. murder case


by Renee Murphy


Posted on July 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 11:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It’s a mystery that’s plagued one small Kentuckiana town for decades. 

Tonight there is new information about the brutal murder of an 81-year-old grandmother and the search for her killer. The iTeam is uncovering new details that could help police solve this case.

Eva Grant was the rock of her family. She was a mother and grandmother whose heart was almost as big as the small town she called home.

She lived in Peonia, Ky. in Grayson County; a place where the 81-year-old was brutally murdered and robbed 38 years ago.

“It was the biggest shock to me that ever was,” Catherine Lush, the victim’s daughter, said.

“It still hurts. It still hurts but knowing who did it would help my feelings,” Lenora Rooks, victim’s daughter, said.

All these years and a suspect has never been named.

Grant's family is now offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Kentucky State Police are reviewing the case.

“I don't want to say mistakes were made in the investigation because I don't know what their protocol was,” Sgt. Kevin Johnson, with Kentucky State Police, said.

Johnson wouldn't let us see the entire case file but revealed a picture to us.
It was a snapshot taken when police arrived at the scene and authorities want to know who this child is in the photo.

Police said it is possible the suspect could have been a juvenile at the time of the crime.

“It’s possible, but at this time going through the case file, I can't release all the specifics of the case because we are hoping that someone can still come forward with information,” Johnson said.

“I don't want to see anyone put on death row but I want it so he will never see daylight again,” Lush said.

In a town of just a few hundred people police believe the killer was from this community and maybe never left.

If you have any information about the case you are urged to call Kentucky State Police at (502) 583-8061.