Cold Case on the Murder of Tony R. Shemwell

State Police Request Help Resolving Tony R. Shemwell Murder

Found on September 10, 1979 in Hopkinsville, KY

This happened : 36 years ago

The Kentucky State Police is requesting the public's assistance in developing new leads on a cold case.

On September 10, 1979, Tony Shemwell, DOB April 11, 1962, was shot as he was attempting to leave the mobile home of a friend at approximately 1:30 a.m. He later died at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation, is urged to contact KSP Detective Scott Smith or the KSP Post 2 Madisonville at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free in Kentucky at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous.

Investigating Officer Contact Information


OFFICER: Detective Scott Smith

PHONE: (270) 676-3313

If you wish to report more information on this Cold Case, use the form below.

However, if you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the Kentucky State Police toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or call your local police/sheriff department at 911.

Cold Case Information


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