Skidmore Man's Death Remains Cloaked in Mystery

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Saturday, January 06 2007 Jan 6, 2007 Saturday, January 06, 2007 7:30:58 PM CST January 06, 2007 in News
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SKIDMORE (AP) - A book author who wrote about the 1981 killing of a town bully in Skidmore says the northwest Missouri town is still traumatized. Harry MacLean's 1989 best seller "In Broad Daylight" was re-released last month. A new epilogue captures a visit the author made to Skidmore in 2005. MacLean says residents are reluctant as ever to talk about town bully Ken Rex McElroy's shooting death. McElroy was killed as he sat in his pickup truck outside a tavern. At least 40 people were on the street before the shots. No one from the crowd has ever come forward, and no one has been charged. MacLean's new epilogue names two men as the only people considered possible suspects. Both are still alive and have never been charged.

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