Ken Rex McElroy was murdered on July 10, 1981, in one of the most bizarre cases authorities had ever encountered. It should have been open and shut - there were dozens of witnesses, and the shooting occurred in broad daylight - but it wound up being anything but. Despite the facts, the residents of Skidmore, MO, weren't so eager to talk and point fingers; in the end, no one came forward.
It sounds like the end of Road House, but it's no Hollywood fantasy. An entire town enacted vigilante justice on the man who terrorized them for years. Even though there were more than 30 witnesses to the small town murder, police still don't know who exactly ended McElroy's life. An entire community sick of being let down by the justice system took the law into their own hands and got away with it.
McElroy Was Struck Down In His Truck In The Middle Of The Day
There Were At Least Two Shooters In The Crowd Of Over 30 ResidentsVideo: YouTube
The FBI, Grand Juries, And County Prosecutors Couldn't Make Residents Talk
McElroy's Final Foul Act Was Assaulting The Town Grocer
Townspeople Were Holding A Meeting About McElroy The Day He Was Struck
McElroy's Widow Sued Skidmore