family member

Auburn, AL

#62 Mar 2, 2013
Pete has 4 brothers and 1 sister living. They have often talked about how they would like it to be re opened and Blevins and another person involved be brought to justice. They always believed more than just Blevins was in on the murder. The thing is we realty don't know how to go about it.

Ringgold, GA

#63 Mar 3, 2013
If Pete's family believes there is new evidence (ex. the "bragging" mentioned on this blog), they need to find a homicide detective in the area where the murder occurred and ask if the case can be re-opened. DNA testing has come along way since then

United States

#64 Mar 5, 2013
That's my dads Dad but never met the man either, i never even knew about this till about a year ago. I was only told a short story of what was accused

United States

#65 Mar 5, 2013
It was a very terrible crime , and he did do some time. No one really knows if he killed them or not. He's an old man now trying to do his own thing. It's not anyone's place to judge him. He will pay his dues when he passes away.

Knoxville, TN

#66 Apr 1, 2013
Pete's family please contact Steve Wilson he can reopen it tried to several years back.i still want to meet this man face to face. Her family can't do anything but you can.if this is your dads dad I am so sorry for you.

Harrison, TN

#67 Apr 1, 2013
Donna wrote:
It was a very terrible crime , and he did do some time. No one really knows if he killed them or not. He's an old man now trying to do his own thing. It's not anyone's place to judge him. He will pay his dues when he passes away.
at least he got to grow old Carolyn and Pete better hope he fesses up before that

Harrison, TN

#68 Apr 1, 2013
Dustin wrote:
That's my dads Dad but never met the man either, i never even knew about this till about a year ago. I was only told a short story of what was accused
not a short story the only way my uncle could identify CArolyn was the ring on her finger.

Chattanooga, TN

#69 May 4, 2013
April 14 was the 50th year anniversary of this tragic event. The family of Pete have been approached about reopening this cold case but nothing has become of the interest shown by the investigator. Steve Wilson is the sheriff of Walker county?

Morristown, TN

#70 May 7, 2013
All they had to do was call him steve Wilson he wanted to re open several times to late now blevins has died about a month ago I spoke with the preachers that did his funeral neither of them really knew him so nor what he had done I so wanted to talk to this man and ask him how he could live with himself he obviously never confessedthis awful sin but he has now .there will be no murders in heaven obit had a picture of him holding. A bible the only other pic is him in handcuffs between to policemen with headline sentence to the electric chair well he is sentenced now .hope I.can finally release thus some time soon

Chattanooga, TN

#71 May 7, 2013
Thank you for the post. I will let the rest of the family know. He had many years to think about what he did. I am thankful for a final closure but still not knowing why will always be a haunting question for us.

United States

#72 May 8, 2013
Gls are you kin to Pete or Blevins

Chattanooga, TN

#73 May 14, 2013
I am related to Pete

Marietta, GA

#74 Jun 17, 2013
family wrote:
<quoted text>Carolyn was my cousin, we have not gotten over this either i served on grand jury in walker county and they used this case a an example on how to hand down indicments properly.after the DA got thru I went up to him and told him I was kin to carolyn and he said was an interesting case to open back up i think they tried but some family members didnt want to go through again . i was 10 years old during this time i lived thru them hunting for her for two weeks not knowing what they would fing . My sister has located to box of evidence stored in walker county howver some of the pictures fell out of them and she said from what she saw she couldn't go through rest of them.I have worried for 40 something years about this. I worried for my children and for who ever lives around this man to this day I repeat i struggle with this everyday
It hurts me that these two had to die and nobody cared enought.
James Melvin Blevins was my mom's dad, which makes him my grandfather but not by choice. I never met him and didn't even know what he looks like until he passed away on April 8th 2013. My mom called me and told me the story which I had heard before but this time it was different. According to my mom she just recently started talking to him, but she was unaware of the truth until his passing. When she was young he always claimed his innocents, which is the story I always got. As he was laying on his death bed he admitted to killing pete and carolyn. I just found this out and started doing a little research to help all the one's out there who are still curious as to what happened. I don't know how he went about killing them other than what I've read, but he obviously wasn't sorry about it as his last words were "It's been a good life, I've gotten away with everything". Well I can tell you now he's got to face the one true king who knows the truth, and his punishment will be just. I hope this helps and please let me know if there's anything else I can do. I'm truly sorry for everyone's lose. God Bless.

Chattanooga, TN

#75 Jun 20, 2013
I am so glad you clarfied this for me. He did do it and he never repented he will get what was due him I am so sorry you are a member of that family. I would so like to talk to your mom please try and contact me in some how I hope the Sheriff finds out about this I am going to contact them personally.

Chattanooga, TN

#76 Jun 20, 2013
I need to know what she knows and is her mom alive because I fill like she knew all along he did it I need to know this or I am going to loss my mind. To know he as much as admitted this tars me up.

Chattanooga, TN

#77 Jun 20, 2013
If I had known he was where he was at the time he was there I would have went there, I wanted this man to face me in this world.

Fairview, NC

#78 Jun 23, 2013
To grandaughter.I go to Old Betel Baptist Church in Chickamauga.Ga. If your mom or your grandmother or you could come there on a Sunday and see me I so need to get some closur on this. I hold nothing against any of you but caaried this for 50 teasrs i just need to know whar you all know and need some answers.because i feel like i have too get some closure again i hold none of you responcible i just need some answers please consider coming thete as a middle ground . Help nr

Albuquerque, NM

#79 Jun 23, 2013
I lived in Chattanooga Valley at age 10 prior to the horror of those murders. As an adult I lived in New York City for over 30 years working as a writer and reseacher. Yet I never forgot Lula Lake and those tragic young lives, not just ripped from them, but done in a manner that seared the images into not just their loved ones, but a whole generation of kids like me. That monster killed them and I never saw a tree the same again.

Roxboro, NC

#80 Jun 27, 2013
Judy Williams I extend the same invitation to you I go to OLd Bethel in Chickamuga GA. Please if you culd come and just tell me what belvins told your husband and those he worked with about what he did to Carolyn

Jacksonville, FL

#81 Jul 27, 2013

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