Courts & Crime

August 29, 2010

3 decades on, who killed Skidmore town bully still secret

Ken Rex McElroy, 47, was a big, burly man with bushy sideburns, cold eyes and an ever-present gun. He was the Skidmore, Mo., bully. On July 10, 1981, on a hot summer morning in a fed-up town, he was shot to death in plain view of 30 to 40 people who gathered around his Chevrolet pickup outside a beer joint on Main Street. The crime remains unsolved and the identity of the shooter, a town secret.

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