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Sheriff announces progress in the Beisly murder case

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, recent arrests made by county deputies have led to new information and some new leads in the June 15, 2009, shooting death of 47-year-old Belinda Beisly of rural Vernon County.

The new information, along with the last three years of the investigation's files will be forwarded within the next two weeks to the Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney, Lynn M. Ewing III and the Missouri Attorney General's Office for review, the press release said.

The three-year investigation has been conducted by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Many other agencies have participated in the case in various capacities since Beisly's body was discovered during a request that officers check on Beisly's well being, at her home near Deerfield. She hadn't shown up for work. Beisly had died from what Vernon County Coroner David Ferry called multiple gunshot wounds.

Last year, on the two-year anniversary of the crime, a press conference was held, and Peckman said local officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers "processed the crime scene," and the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad, The Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, The Division of Drug and Crime Control, the FBI Crime Lab and others worked on solving the murder.

"We have done thousands of interviews and follow-ups," Peckman said at the time; nevertheless, since then, officials have been mum about the case -- until now.

Vernon County Sheriff Ron Peckman declined further comment at this time about the case and declined to give details what sort of new information was obtained. The investigation continues.

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I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that he is trailing badly in election polls.

-- Posted by sam floor on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 7:11 PM

Or maybe that he is doing his job? Give the guy a freaking break hes a human also. Im sure everyone that post negative feedback on here is just perfect at what they do.

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 7:19 PM

Looking through the NDM's articles it appears that the sheriffs office has done pretty good. Couldn't search to far back but these are only a handfull of the articles that I found.

4-11 Sheriffs offices recoveres thousands in stolen property.

5-10 Gibbs murder, suspect in custody

3-12 Milo horse abuse charges filed

4-12 2lbs of meth found

7-12 new grant for deputy position

8-12 Sewell charged 21 counts of forgery

3-12 domestic violence murder case suspect in custody

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 7:43 PM

On the Milo horse abuse charges, that was reported 2 years before the arrest. I'm sure there was long delays in some of the other cases too.

-- Posted by sam floor on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 6:38 AM

That may be true but you cant say that the office isn't doing anything, or at least I wont. They have my full support.

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 9:30 AM

Sam...what polls?

The world according to Sam!

-- Posted by kevinmckinley on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 10:33 AM

I was wondering the same Henry the only polls taken in Vernon County are the ones on election day.

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 10:49 AM

Maybe someone should make a list of everything that hasn't been done. Some say it'd be longer than the list of things that have been done.

-- Posted by Whatisthisworldcomingto on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 10:58 AM

While we are at it tell us what you do for a living so we can show all your faults and failures.

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 1:33 PM

I am not an elected officail, therefore, I am not held to high public standards that Peckman doesn't achieve.

-- Posted by Whatisthisworldcomingto on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 2:26 PM

Thats what I figured.

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 3:47 PM

Didn't he pull off some big arrests last election too? I mean really? Are Nevadans really this stupid?

-- Posted by Lucky2live on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 9:43 PM

Didn't this happen in July, not June?

-- Posted by justawife on Wed, Oct 3, 2012, at 11:44 PM

Yes it happened in July. All other documents say July 15.

-- Posted by Whatisthisworldcomingto on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 1:56 AM

The only thing that matters is whether the voters believe the sheriff has done enough or not. We will know the answer to this after the election. We live 3 blocks south of Austin and between our house and Austin there are 27 Mosher signs. So, I believe the sheriff has a tough row to hoe.

-- Posted by resident65 on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 9:16 AM

Democratic County resident 65....I guess we will see

-- Posted by kevinmckinley on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 4:16 PM

It is unfortinate that it has taken so long to solve this crime. But...you have to remember that Vernon County has a very small budget and these kinds of investigations are very costly, let alone the special forensic technology that is involved. There are many cases across the country, many from huge cities with huge budgets and unlimited resources, that also go unsolved for many years. They even made a TV series about it, it is called Unsolved Mysteries if you are interested. As far as that goes, they still haven't found Jimmy Hoffa!

-- Posted by Say What on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 8:35 PM

I know for a fact that there are even signs in democrats yards...GO MOSHER

-- Posted by Whatisthisworldcomingto on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 10:18 PM

And by signs I'm talking about Mosher signs.

-- Posted by Whatisthisworldcomingto on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 11:42 PM

Signs dont mean anything its like going off the split ticket on the primary. I know at least 6 people that are voting for Ron but couldn't in Aug. Just going have to wait until Nov. to find out the real result in what the people want.

-- Posted by Denis Cannon on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 1:49 PM

I find it interesting that Mosher says he supervises 7 full time officers and 4 volunteers in Jasper. Does Jasper even have 11 residents?

-- Posted by Say What on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 4:11 PM

I find it interesting that someone would think there were 7 full time officers and 4 volunteers for only 11 residents...I'm sure google could tell you the population ;)

-- Posted by Whatisthisworldcomingto on Sun, Oct 7, 2012, at 2:08 AM


-- Posted by sam floor on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 6:35 AM

There is plenty of dirty business here. Think about it. Just before the election Bob III pays two deputies for tobacco, pot and other contraband, and promptly turns them in. What was THAT for? Surely not to muddy any investigative waters, or splatter the sheriff right before he announces progress in the murder case of BobIII's stepmother? Nah...that can't be connected.

-- Posted by Dubious McCynic on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 8:40 PM

go mosher

-- Posted by littlefishinabigpond on Sat, Oct 13, 2012, at 2:55 PM

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