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Franklin police taps vaunted agency to help solve 1992 murder

Franklin Police Department is sending its only unsolved homicide case to a group of consultants to help solve the 22-year-old case.

At 11:45 p.m. on the night of Feb. 1, 2991, Peggy Cox was shot and killed while she worked in the drive-thru at Hardee’s, 1315 Murfreesboro Road. It was her 49th birthday. Cox’s then 20-year-old son was also employed at Hardee’s and present when his mother was shot.

Several leads were developed and followed; detectives questions several people, but none led to the identification of a suspect. Every year since that fateful night the case is reviewed by different investigators to get fresh perspectives, which often result in the development of new leads, resulting in additional interviews. “Peggy Cox was someone’s mother; she was someone’s sister and someone’s daughter. Someone knows who murdered Peggy Cox, and her family deserves closure,” said Chief David Rahinsky. “Peggy deserves justice and we will continue investigating this case until that happens.”

In the coming weeks, investigators will present information about this case to the Vidocq Society, named after Eugène François Vidocq, the brilliant 18th century French detective.

The VS brings to the case a broad array of forensic and other experience from 11 countries, in the hopes they will bring new light to the case. It meets in Philadelphia, and is dedicated to dealing with long-unsolved murders and other major cases.

Anyone with information that could help investigators bring closure to the Cox family by solving this case is urged to contact the Franklin Police at 615-794-2513.

Posted on: 3/26/2013


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