Why hasnt Alton Peeks murder been solved?

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curious

San Diego, CA

#1 Jun 27, 2008
does anyone know?
just curious

Greenville, TX

#2 Jun 27, 2008
Has anyone heard if the feds picked up someone in connections with Alton's death.
curious

AOL

#3 Jun 27, 2008
just curious wrote:
Has anyone heard if the feds picked up someone in connections with Alton's death.
just been hearing some rumors
just curious

Greenville, TX

#4 Jun 27, 2008
did you hear who they picked up?
Just Wondering

Canton, TX

#6 Jun 28, 2008
We heard the FBI arrested someone. Does anyone know who?
cowboy up

AOL

#7 Jun 28, 2008
No one was arrested to my knowledge, just rumors.
Just Wondering

United States

#8 Jun 28, 2008
cowboy up wrote:
No one was arrested to my knowledge, just rumors.
Wonder who started the rumors. Was the FBI really in Clarksville this past week?
LUG NUT

United States

#9 Jun 28, 2008
cowboy up wrote:
No one was arrested to my knowledge, just rumors.
I eard that the Feds arrested Tim Shimpock on Thursday by the feds
LUG NUT

United States

#10 Jun 28, 2008
just curious wrote:
Has anyone heard if the feds picked up someone in connections with Alton's death.
I heard Tim Shimpoch was arrested thusday and is in jail now
Just Wondering

United States

#11 Jun 28, 2008
LUG NUT wrote:
<quoted text>I heard Tim Shimpoch was arrested thusday and is in jail now
Is he in Federal lockup or Red River County jail?
PicklePop

United States

#12 Jun 28, 2008
I don't know where this rumor came from but I assure you that's exactly what it is.... RUMOR.
Lolli Pop

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Jun 28, 2008
New to the area and not familiar with the Peek Case. What happened and who is Tim Shimpock that you talk about. It sounds like he was not arrested by the feds.
PicklePop

United States

#14 Jun 28, 2008
Shimpock is the Constable and has been for a number of years. Al was a County Commissioner who was murdered mysteriously in the Boxelder area. There has been rampant speculation as to what happened to him and why. Some say he "knew too much" and was about to "let the cat out of the bag" on Red River County Government. People have said that Shimpock and then Sheriff Edrington shot Peek. Few know for sure what exactly happened and there are as many theories as there are suspects. It's interesting to say the least. Rumors also swirled that his wife had him killed and a few days after it happened, another man she was rumored to be having an affair death alledgedly suffocated himself with a plastic bag. All of the files to the cases were supposedly "missing" and no arrests have ever been made.
PicklePop

United States

#15 Jun 28, 2008
Sorry--"death" should have said "with"
PicklePop

United States

#16 Jun 28, 2008
About Tuesday, I began to hear that Shimpock had been arrested for this murder. I have verified that this is, in fact, totally false. I originally heard a guy who works at the Red River Army Depot had gotten a call from his mother, who lives in Avery, asking if he knew the story to be true. Most of the area is employed or knows someone down there so this story has spread like wildfire. There is usually some degree of truth in rumors but this one appears to be totally off-point.
Lolli Pop

Tallahassee, FL

#17 Jun 28, 2008
PicklePop wrote:
Shimpock is the Constable and has been for a number of years. Al was a County Commissioner who was murdered mysteriously in the Boxelder area. There has been rampant speculation as to what happened to him and why. Some say he "knew too much" and was about to "let the cat out of the bag" on Red River County Government. People have said that Shimpock and then Sheriff Edrington shot Peek. Few know for sure what exactly happened and there are as many theories as there are suspects. It's interesting to say the least. Rumors also swirled that his wife had him killed and a few days after it happened, another man she was rumored to be having an affair death alledgedly suffocated himself with a plastic bag. All of the files to the cases were supposedly "missing" and no arrests have ever been made.
Wow! Thanks for the information. Sounds like Perry Mason is needed on this one. Where is the wife now? Were the "missing files" in the Peek home where the wife would have access and what information was Peek alledgely about to let out of the bag, if you know? Do you know if Shimpock and the Sheriff Edrington had a solid ablibi? Any veriable proof that the wife was involved with another man or proof that the man indeed committed suicide through suffocation? Interesting.
PicklePop

United States

#18 Jun 28, 2008
I've heard that 'Unsolved Mysteries' was interested in profiling the story, but after they got in the mix, they backed out because there was more involved than they wanted to deal with. That may or may not be true.

Michelle, Al's wife, was living in Paris, last I heard. I think she had Al's casket exhumed and moved to a cemetery closer to her, in Lamar County.
She was drug through the ringer in the midst of this scandal. She was accused of not only being involved with the second man to die in this story, but also some doctor in Paris. Al was so well-loved in all of Red River County, and most people in the Boxelder community seemed to believe she was responsible for having him killed. She apparently couldn't take the accusations and rumors, and left the county, taking the two small children she had with Al.

The suffocation thing is another crazy aspect to this story. This man's name was Jimmy Humphries. As previously stated, he was alledged to have been involved with Mrs. Peek. Some say this is not true, because Mrs. Peek seemed to believe she was too "classy" to be involved with him. It was also said he was merely her drug dealer and killed himself to escape the speculation that he killed Mr. Peek out of jealousy because he was infatuated with Michelle. Some are hard pressed to believe a grown man could place a Wal-Mart bag over his head and not tear it off, gasping for air. Not many believe this was a suicide but nothing has ever been proven otherwise that I know of.

The "missing files" were the investigation files that the Sheriff's Office had. Rumors also circulated about what exactly happened to them. I'd rather not get into that side of the story.

As far as Shimpock & Edrington's alibi--I wouldn't know. Don't remember what the story was there. I've never heard specifically what information Mr. Peek possessed that may have led to his murder. This is only relevant if you go down the path of Red River County "shutting him up".

As tragic as this is, it's facinating that some Hollywood-style mystery continues right in our own backyard. I doubt the truth will ever fully be known.
curious also

Jersey City, NJ

#19 Jun 28, 2008
there is no reason this should remain unsolved.
why has no one started from scratch? who dropped the ball on this investigation? how many years has it been?
BTW

AOL

#20 Jun 28, 2008
PicklePop wrote:
About Tuesday, I began to hear that Shimpock had been arrested for this murder. I have verified that this is, in fact, totally false. I originally heard a guy who works at the Red River Army Depot had gotten a call from his mother, who lives in Avery, asking if he knew the story to be true. Most of the area is employed or knows someone down there so this story has spread like wildfire. There is usually some degree of truth in rumors but this one appears to be totally off-point.
but where did the woman hear it? it had to have started somewhere before that.
PicklePop

United States

#21 Jun 28, 2008
I know the woman heard it somewhere. I don't know where. You know how Avery is...we're gossip central. The lady works all over the county so there's no telling where she picked up on it. I also heard it in Clarksville yesterday. No one said it didn't start somewhere before the lady called her son. I was just telling that part of the story to show how if anything gets to the Depot, it's gonna go home with everybody down there and that's a lot of people.

I believe this all happened in November of 1996. There is no reason it should remain unsolved but the cold fact is it has.

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