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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    At the beach

    AR - Lori Murchison-Dunbar, 24, Fort Smith, Sept 1995

    KSFM News
    The most recent activity in the case was in 2005, when the F.B.I. accused former Sebastian County prosecutor Ron Fields of dealing drugs and ordering a Fort Fmith police officer to kill Lori Murchison. The case was brought before a grand jury, but fell through for lack of evidence. Fields is currently being investigated by a special prosecutor over allegations he sexually abused a mentally-challenged female.
    . . . now two of the detectives originally involved, Jeff Barrows and Steve Howard, are on paid leave for an internal investigation.

    Update Oct. 19, 2007

    Major Jeff Barrows was terminated after the investigation revealed serious violations of the Department's Rules and Regulations.
    Captain Steve Howard received a 30 day suspension, without pay for violations of the department's rules.

    Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-29-2010 at 02:54 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Lori Ann Murchison-Dunbar
    The Charley Project

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    Lori Ann Murchison-Dunbar
    Missing since September 2, 1995 from Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Case file 1307DFAR
    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: December 6, 1970
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 105 - 110 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown eyes; brown hair, bleached blonde. Has a dimple on her left upper cheek when she smiles.
    Marks, Scars, Tattoos: Tattoo of a Unicorn on left shoulder blade, tattoo of a flower on left ankle. Heart with arrow through it on left breast. C-section scar on bikini line; scar on left butt cheek. Her ears are pierced.
    Clothing: White, sleeveless, cotton shirt, cut-off blue jean shorts, white socks and black sandals.
    Jewelry: A necklace with a cross pendant on a black ribbon, gold knuckle ring on left index finger.
    Dentals: She wears upper dentures and has about 5 teeth in lower jaw.
    AKA: Lori Murchison
    Other: Previous suicide attempt and possible alcohol problem.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fort Smith Police Department

    Agency Case Number:
    NCIC Number: M-862953101
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Last edited by imamaze; 02-01-2009 at 06:54 PM. Reason: added Law Enforcment information

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    This week marks 15 years since Lori went missing. Prayers for her family. Come home soon.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2013


    On Sept. 1, 1995, 24-year-old Murchison and her boyfriend, Jerry Cogan, were arrested during a traffic stop. Cogan was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, and Murchison was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, according to a September 2005 Times Record report.

    The next morning, Murchison was released from jail. She was supposed to pick up a paycheck and return to the jail to bail out Cogan. Murchison went to the office at the Continental Motel in Fort Smith to get a key to her room sometime between 2-4 p.m., according to an April 2005 Times Record report. She never got her paycheck from the Oaks Lodge Nursing Home where she worked, nor did she bail out Cogan...

    About 2003, details started to indicate that Lori Murchison had overdosed, and that someone with her had disposed of her body. Lockhart and investigators felt that they had a pretty credible suspect — a man who was incarcerated at the time in Oklahoma state prison on an unrelated offense. “Back then, there was enough evidence to file disposing of a corpse, but the statute of limitations had run over,” Lockhart said. “But we did have a strong suspect that we felt like knew what happened with her.”

    Investigators interviewed the suspect at the prison but could not pinpoint a location to search for Murchison’s body. She may have been placed in the Arkansas River, Lockhart said.

  5. #5
    Wow, I never would have guessed Lori was such a young woman looking at her pictures. I feel so sorry for her daughter who never really got to know her Mommy.

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