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BREAKING NEWS: Perry says calls about Short case on rise
Memorial ride held Sunday

Sunday, August 11, 2013

By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has received more calls with information on the Short family homicides in the past year than in the past several years combined, according to Sheriff Lane Perry.

Perry could not say Sunday how many calls had been received or why more calls have come in about the case in the last year. But many of the calls provided information about the Short family history that investigators had not known, he said.

Perry spoke about the case during Sunday’s annual Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride.

An estimated 140 motorcycles and vehicles took part in the ride that traveled from Oak Level in Henry County to the Jennifer Renee Short Memorial Bridge in Rockingham County, N.C., near where Jennifer’s remains were found in September 2002.

That discovery came six weeks after the 9-year-old’s parents, Mary and Michael Short, were found dead in their Oak Level home. Jennifer, Mary and Michael each had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police have said.

Since then, the annual ride has raised money for a scholarship in Jennifer Short’s memory and to keep the case before the public in hopes that it will lead to information and, ultimately, an arrest.

See this site and Monday’s Martinsville Bulletin for more on this story.


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