Hello! My name is Jess, and I am coming here to see if anyone can help me with a very cold case. This case happened in 1974 (two years before I was born!), but my family has done nothing about it because my grandmother couldn't handle dredeging things, up, but she died recently and now my mother and grandfather want closure. What happened was that my 18 year old uncle and his best friend were killed in what was officially ruled an accident, but that we are pretty sure was murder. On August 26th, 1974, my uncle and his friend were out on the town near Little Rock, Arkansas when they ran out of gas on a rural stretch of road. Around 10:30pm, a man called the police to tell them that they caught two boys (my uncle and his friend) trying to siphon gas out of his car - he claimed that he chased them but that they got away, leaving their out of gas car. The problem with that scenario: my uncle had broken both legs twice and his right leg a third time not long before this happened. His legs were held together with pins, rods, and plates - he absolutely could not run, in fact he often used a cane around this time, so if that man started to chase them he surely would have caught them. Anyway, the same man called the police around 1:30am on the 27th to tell them that they two boys had come back looking for their car, but by then the man had gotten the car towed. He said he told them they would have to walk home. A half hour later, a different man called to tell the police that he was driving down the road (near the home they had been caught siphoning gas) and saw what he thought was burlap sacks lying in the road. He said they were in the middle of the road and that he unsuccessfully tried to straddle them and that after he hit them he stopped, looked back, and saw what he then realized was a human arm. Does that make sense to any of you? He couldn't tell they were human in the headlights, but they way he said he could see a human arm when the bodies were only lit by his tail lights (it's a rural area with no street lights)? :waitasec: The medical examiner ruled that the boys were alive when they were hit by the truck but that both died instantly. Strangely, neither showed any evidence of trying to sit up or move out of the way of the truck. They ruled it an accident, and their comments in the newpaper clippings about the case are infuriating: they said that there had been 14 similar cases in the area over the previous few years (always two boys, always found after being run over while lying in the street). They said that drugs and alcohol had not been involved in any of the cases. Their theory? That the boys had gotten tired and decided to lay down and rest on the road because it was warm and dry :banghead: Seriously? Possibly the most infuriating thing is that the policeman who came to tell my grandmother that her only son had died did so with a big smile on his face. Family members and I have been trying to get complete police records from the Saline County PD, but they claim to not have any records that are more than 20 years old except for homicide cases. We have limited records that they gave us at the time and newpaper clippings, and I am happy to share them with anyone who wants to see them (since they have names and other info I don't want to post them on here). What I am looking for is any type of suggestion on where to go next, info on any of the other cases mentioned in the newspaper clippings, etc. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!