VIDEO: Deputies Seek Public's Help In 30-Year-Old Cold Case Murder
KSAL Staff - Thu 12:19 PM 04/26/2012
The Saline County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in solving a 30-year-old cold case murder.
In the early morning hours of May 31st, 1981, deputies were dispatched to a remote area southeast of the City of New Cambria in regard to a medical emergency. They found 30-year-old William "Billy" Farmer slumped over in the front seat of a 1971 Chevrolet Caprice 2 door, black vinyl over blue car. Farmer was deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.
Deputy Jim Hughes says that new information on the 1981 case has surfaced. In a media conference on Thursday with Farmer's wife and two sons, Hughes said that over the years there have been several "people of interest" identified. Some of those people are now deceased, and Hughes believes that has prompted new information from people who may have been afraid to previously come forward.
Farmer's wife Brenda, who has now remarried, said it's way past time to solve this case. She said " I have children and grandchildren who need closure".
Farmer's sons Bronson and Brady say that they are encouraged by the new interest in the case.
Hughes said "with the right information, this 30-year-old case can be solved". He added "there are people who know what happened", and went on to say "those people can safely come forward".
Anyone with any information about the 1981 murder of William "Billy" Farmer is asked to contact the Saline County Sheriff's Office at 785-826-6500, or Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS (8477) . You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and can remain anonymous.