Victim's family, police seek public's help in 4-year-old murder case

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by Chelsea Rabideau

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 10 at 1:06 PM

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's been four years since a veteran was brutally murdered in his home and now, police are putting out a new plea in their effort to find the killer.  James “Jim” Duckett, Jr. was murdered in his home in Shelby County on Nov. 9, 2008. He was found tied to a chair in his bathroom, his throat slit. Kentucky State Police detectives believe the killer stole Duckett’s truck and drove it across town, stopping and using Duckett’s ATM card at a Shelbyville bank.

Grainy surveillance video shows a suspect, but it’s difficult to make out any features of the person. But, four years after the murder, technology advances and new detectives are laying fresh eyes on the case and trying to come up with some answers for Duckett’s family.

WHAS11@11’s Chelsea Rabideau spoke with the victim’s niece. Click the video player above to view the full story.

The family is offering a $10,000 cash reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.  Kentucky State Police are also offering a cash reward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the KSP Frankfort post at (502) 227-2221.
 

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