On November 6, 1979, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a 25-year-old Arcadia woman, Adele Marie Easterly was found shot to death at The Farm Store located on U.S. 17 in Ridge Harbor. She was an Assistant Manager.
A deputy checking out a suspicious vehicle discovered the brutal murder. Easterly was shot twice with a shotgun. The killer escaped with approximately $7.34 from the store.
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit-Cold Case detectives believe that the male suspect in the murder of Adele Easterly left the State of Florida and has been residing in Kentucky/Tennessee for many years. Cold Case detectives believe that this elderly male suspect has intimate knowledge of law enforcement practices and has tailored their criminal activities to avoid being exposed to identification, apprehension and criminal prosecution.
Cold Case Detectives strongly believe that this now elderly male suspect (Kentucky/Tennessee resident) has openly shared their knowledge and involvement in the Adele Easterly murder with others, including during threatening vocal and physical behavior/altercations and/or domestic violence violations against women.
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