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Adele Easterly

If you have information that can help solve this case, Please see above contact information.

On November 6th 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 has left the State of Florida and has been residing in Kentucky/Tennessee for many years.

Although the now elderly male (age late 60's early 70's) suspect's identity is known to law enforcement their identity is being held for investigative purposes.

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.

Cold Case detectives are actively investigating this case and ask that these persons with knowledge about this suspect and the murder of ADELE EASTERLY contact them at the numbers above.

Cold Case detectives are actively looking to speak with any person who has reviewed this web page because of their curiosity regarding this victim and this elderly male (age late 60's early 70's in 2016) Kentucky/Tennessee resident subject.

Please contact us at the numbers above.

Posted on June 15,2016

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