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Cold Case on William Lewis Arwood

State Police Request Help Resolving the Murder of William Lewis Arwood - Occurred on August 9, 1953

Victim: William Lewis Arwood, White Male, 42 years of age.

Location: Southside Liquors, Henderson.

On August 9, 1953, a black male walked into the white section of the racially segregated bar. The victim had words with the black male. The black male returned and called the victim outside where he was shot two (2) times in the chest.

Note: On January 19, 1980, a subject called the Sacramento, California, Police Department and gave details of the murder. Upon further investigation the subject denied knowledge or the murder or even making the phone call.

Detectives are requesting help from the community or anyone who might have information on the murder of William Lewis Arwood. Anyone with information can contact the case officers Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell with the Kentucky State Police Post 16 Henderson, Kentucky at (270)-826-3312 or e-mail them at Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell.

Investigating Officers Contact Information

Kentucky State Police Post 16 8415 US 41 South
Henderson, KY 42420
(270)-826-3312
(502)-564-3765 FAX

OFFICERS: Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell

PHONE: (270)-826-3312
Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell

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.

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


Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
502-782-1800

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