Fear Grips Tenn. Town After Post Office Slayings

It’s been a month since two female postal workers were fatally shot while at work in Henning, Tenn., and the town of 1,200 nestled between Highway 51 and a line of often-used railroad tracks may never be the same. People are afraid and frustrated: Investigators have hinted that the killer or killers may be among them, and authorities say with certainty that someone in the town must at least know what happened.

They want to move on and again be remembered as the boyhood home of “Roots” author Alex Haley, not the place where two postal workers were killed in cold blood.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and relatives of the slain women – 33-year-old retail clerk Paula Robinson and 59-year-old rural letter carrier Judy Spray – have begged for information from people in and near Henning. Authorities won’t talk about who may have killed them, nor why. A $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest remains unclaimed.

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