As we enter another year, I find myself thinking of the past.
As a prosecutor, I specifically reflect upon those unsolved cases which haunt law enforcement and especially the families of those Tallahatchie County citizens who were taken from us too soon.
We have several murder cases which have remained unsolved, some as far back as 40 years. I believe that they could all be solved; it just takes the right person stepping forward with information.
One very tragic case is that of Gladys Frost, a case which I am constantly reminded of when I pass the place where she was found murdered all those years ago in the community of Teasdale.
On Jan. 9, 1989, Gladys Frost’s partially nude body was found in a wooded area located off Teasdale Road. Hunters discovered her 1984 Toyota parked on a logging road approximately 40 yards off Snake Hill Road, now known as D.E. Denman Road.
After sounding the alarm, law enforcement began the search for Ms. Frost, and her body was discovered at the base of a hill approximately 400 yards from where her car had been discovered. She had last been seen on Jan. 4, 1989, by her parents when she left home and, later, by friends that she had spoken with in Charleston.
At the time of the slaying, the Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s Department interviewed and polygraphed several people. However, no one was ever arrested or indicted for the heinous crime.
Someone knows something about what happened to Ms. Frost. Whoever does know something, I implore you to come forward and share what you know with law enforcement.
The suffering of her family is compounded by the fact that they have so many unanswered questions and they’ve never gotten the chance to see justice for Ms. Frost. It’s never too late to do the right thing.
Ms. Frost was attending college in Memphis, taking business classes at the time that she was murdered. She previously graduated from Charleston High School in 1983. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Frost of Charleston. The 23-year-old college student was violently murdered and her killer or killers have never been brought to justice. I believe that can still happen.
Other victims of unsolved murders in Tallahatchie County are as follows: Myrtle Hitch, Lorenzo Anderson, Tomico Haywood, Ruby Aven, William Aven, Anthony Kelly and Monroe Reed III.
If you have any information regarding any of these unsolved murders, please contact Sheriff Jimmy Fly at 662-647-5511.