Detectives seek help solving cold case

Jamie McMahon, 60, was found dead in her Mississippi home
Jamie McMahon, 60, was found dead in her Mississippi home

(WMC-TV) – Investigators in Tate County are begging for the public's help to solve the only cold case in their books.

A 60-year-old woman was killed in her home and investigators have run out of leads.

Detectives say they followed up on every lead in Jamie McMahon's homicide but her killer is still walking the streets.

It has been two years since McMahon's husband came home from work and found his wife dead. He thought she had died in her sleep.

"Once the medical examiner examined the body more thoroughly, he determined it was not natural causes, but it was foul play," said Tate County Chief Investigator Bill Ellis.

With so little to go on, Ellis can release very little, including exactly how McMahon died, but he believes the motive was robbery.

"We have had several people of interest and we can't eliminate anybody at this particular time as a suspect," said Ellis.

McMahon's husband has been questioned, but Ellis says there's no history of domestic violence, and it was pretty common for the two to lead separate lives.

But in a small community like Savage, Mississippi, people talk, and somebody knows something.

"This is a top priority case and anybody with any information that could possibly help us we would appreciate them coming forward," explained Ellis.

If you know anything that can help detectives solve this 2-year-old murder, you are urged to call the north Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers can remain anonymous and tipsters may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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