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Help still sought in shooting

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

No arrests have been made in the continuing investigation into the homicides of brothers Alfonso and Noel Navarro-Pena, said Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.

The bodies of Alfonso Navarro-Pena, 40, and Noel Navarro-Pena, 33, both of 211 Sugar Tree Drive, Axton, were found the night of June 27 and early June 28, respectively, six to seven miles apart, according to sheriff’s officials and documents in Henry County Circuit Court.

“The investigation is progressing. Information is coming forward,” Perry said Monday.

He declined to comment on whether there are suspects.

He continues to urge anyone who may have information to call the sheriff’s office.

Local, state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, have offered assistance, Perry said.

Alfonso Navarro-Pena was found in a red 1998 Ford F-150 extended cab truck at 195 Daniel Road, Axton, according to the affidavit. Noel Navarro-Pena was found lying in a parking lot on Sportsplex Way in Axton near a 2004 Nissan Titan pickup, police have said. Both men had been shot in the head.

A total of $2,028 in cash and other items were seized in a search of the truck registered to Alfonso Navarro-Pena, according to court records. Items seized from a search of 211 Sugar Tree Drive included $27,891 in cash; 25 pounds of purported marijuana; 2.6 ounces of purported cocaine; and numerous other items, according to court documents and a news release.

Anyone with information about these slayings is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463).

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1,000 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.


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