A year after teacher found dead, Aiken police ask public for help

Friday, April 24, 2009 1:39 PM
Last updated 2:07 PM
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AIKEN – On the anniversary of an Aiken middle school special education teacher stabbing death, police are asking the public for help.

A year ago Saturday, Kennedy Middle School special education teacher Ann Fox Smith was found stabbed to death in her home.

Since then, the case has remained a mystery, with no suspects or persons of interest being named in the murder. With the anniversary, authorities are once again asking for the public’s help in finding her killer.

“Somebody knows something,” said Lt. David Turno of the Aiken Department of Public Safety. “And there’s no telling that this killer over the past year may have said something to somebody that might have raised some suspicion or concerns, and we want that person to call us.”

On April 25, 2008, Ms. Smith’s body was found stabbed multiple times at her Whitney Drive home after she didn’t show up for work at Kennedy Middle, where she had been a special education teacher for 18 years.

The most recent development in the case occurred earlier this week when authorities announced they have excluded Ms. Smith’s son, Larson Smith, from any involvement in his mother’s death.

For more on this story, see Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.


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