Upcoming Trial Could Close Perry Co. Cold Case
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
It’s been more than five years since Perry County native Samuel Payne disappeared — and members of his family say they’re still waiting for justice in his case.
He went out with an old friend on New Year’s Eve night 2014 — but never came back.
His body was found three months later near a creek in Dallas County.
Rachel Perkins is Payne’s mother.
“For me as a mother to bury my son, it was hard,” she said.
“He was a very good son and I really miss him.”
It’s a serious charge,” said District Attorney Michael Jackson.
“It’s a felony you can get up to ten years on. So, it’s not a misdemeanor, it’s not a minor charge, it’s not a traffic ticket. It’s a serious charge.”
Jackson says the trial is scheduled for October 19th.
The case remains under investigation by the ALEA Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information can call the SBI Crime Tip Line at 1-800-392-8011.