DNA Match Heats Up an Arkansas Cold Case

2005 Sees a Major Breakthrough in the Kristin Laurite Murder And a Narrowing of the Funding Gap at the Arkansas State Crime Lab By Letha Mills Photos Courtesy of Kristin Laurite’s Family   Last July, five years after the murder of 25-year-old Kristin Laurite, a suspect was finally identified through a national DNA database. Laurite…

Murder Mystery: Gunfight at Alma

In 1933, the notorious Barrow Gang terrorized northwest Arkansas and shot down a town marshal. Photography courtesy of Dallas Municipal Archive, City of Dallas. Originally appeared in AY‘s March 2013 issue.   On May 1, 1933, Henry D. Humphrey pinned on a shiny marshal’s badge and swore to protect and serve the more than 700…