New Leads Give Laurens Community Hope for Solving 10 Year Old Mu -

New Leads Give Laurens Community Hope for Solving 10 Year Old Murder

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Laurens Police tell 7 On Your Side new clues have come in in a cold case murder.

Deputies said Korean War Veteran Jim Bolt was beaten to death in Laurens County in September 2003.

Now one decade later cops are still searching for the killer.

There's not much that's changed in the ten years since Korean war veteran Jim bolt was murdered.

His friends here at VFW post 3354 in Laurens kept the clock on the hour when he was found.

Bolt was working here behind the bar just before 6pm. He never answered his phone and was found in a pool of blood by this bathroom.

"These people are animals, there's no doubt about it. The brutality of the death, they were animals and they need to be taken off the street if they do it once they didn't get caught they'll do it again," said Bill Palmer Bolt's friend and ABATE member.

Friends and family still work to keep his name in your mind. The latest lead came in 2 days ago and it's Crimestoppers officials said that has helped them follow up.

Sheriff Ricky Chastain Laurens County said not just with this case but others new and old.

"Keeping that number out in front of people, letting them know its there and there a possibility of a reward and that they remain anonymous has helped increase the number of calls.

Bolt's family said Jim would give up anything to help others and they miss the life he brought to Laurens.

"He would have loved to dance at their weddings which that grabs at your heart a little bit he never knew his great grand children. It's important we keep that memory alive for them as well as the whole community," said Libby Burroughs, Bolt's daughter.

They said they're doing all they can to put this case to rest and asking you to do the same.


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