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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    PA - James Durbin, 43, Morris Township, 23 August 2011


    James Leroy Durbin's son found him at the home on Elwood Day Road in Morris. The son called police and thought his father shot himself, state police Trooper Joseph Christy said. However, the wound was not consistent with a suicide and police did not find the weapon.

    State Sen. Tim Solobay, in an interview with state police following the still-unsolved James LeRoy Durbin homicide, discussed his relationship with Amy Durbin, the victim’s wife, according to a Washington County Court record in the case unsealed last week at the request of the Observer-Reporter...

    Amy Durbin was the last person to have seen her husband alive when she left their 267 Elwood Day Road residence for work about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2011. She told police she attempted to contact her husband on her cellphone throughout the day to no avail, and that she eventually contacted his son and asked him to check on his father at the couple’s residence. The affidavit indicated she also told police her husband “was physically abusive towards her” and that she planned to leave him soon for another man.

    Her vehicle was transported the day of the homicide to a state police garage in Washington, where a trooper made note of a possible blood smear and/or transfer on the front of its rear center seat. A blue and white bandana with possible blood on it was found tucked between the front passenger seat and center console, an affidavit indicated.

    Ten relatives of James LeRoy Durbin, who was killed by a bullet to his head in his home Aug. 23, 2011, huddled atop the courthouse steps as one of the victim's sisters spoke about their frustrations over the lack of progress in the case.

    “We just want some justice. That's all,” said Kris Sprowls of Chartiers Township. “He was shot in the back of his head in his sleep.”

    The family decided to speak about the case for the first time in public a week after the Observer-Reporter had nine search warrants in the case unsealed, and reported on new details outlined in their affidavits. The story “has begun to shed light on the investigation,” the Durbins said in a Tuesday news release.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
    This sounds completely solvable and I pray the family gets satisfaction.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2012
    Northeast USofA

    He loved spending time with his loving wife and family, riding ATV's, playing the guitar, having family get togethers, hunting, working on his farm caring for his cattle and other farm animals and gathering eggs and riding the tractor with his grandson Tornado Ike. He spent most of his time with his son, DD, who was his best friend.
    What a moving obituary. I hope his family gets answers and that whoever killed him is brought to justice.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2014
    Sooooo blood was found in the wife's car but she is probably not connected to the murder?