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Comments for: Police hoping $40,000 reward will yield clues in 4-year-old County murder

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  • Guest

    Somebody knows something and their silence will hopefully someday break. This is your chance to do the right thing and clear your conscience. This family deserves justice.

    • Anonymous

      For sure someone knows or has a suspected idea of what happened.. Even suspected idea’s are good to come clean with.. Eventually they will know who did it and why, but what I hope and pray for is that it comes out before something happens to his wife thus she can see who did this. Then she can vent all her anger and frustration towards the correct person. Maybe then she will find answers as to why her husband was stolen away from her so quickly.  RIP Mr. Smith.. your killer (s) will be sought out 

      • Anonymous

        Thank you sassykatt01, and yes,  the killer(s) ARE being sought out.  I know 1st hand that people have not forgotten about this.  Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get asked, ‘have they found out anything about Darrel’?  And the ones who know us personally, always ask how my mom is.  Thank you everyone!  We all appreciate the kind words and encouragement we receive.  

  • Anonymous

    Did they get DNA evidence? I just read online about a man in Florida who was convicted for tax evasion. As a felon he had to give a DNA sample. The police ran a check to see if it matched DNA from unsolved crimes and it was a match for an unsolved old murder. 

  • Anonymous

    Only locals would have had knowledge of the location of this business and that it was cash only.  I would assume that there are many suspects who have been looked at and eliminated.  Someone from the local area  is involved in this and in the end someone will talk to save themselves when caught for something else.

  • Anonymous

    There was also a reward fund set up at Aroostook County Federal Savings & Loan, in addition to the $40,000 by the Smith family, by members of the local community.  Any dollar amount can be contributed at any time, at either branch in Caribou or Presque Isle.     

    • Anonymous

      Its pretty sad people have to be paid to come forward on a murder!!

  • Know you in my thoughts and prayers Barb, even tho we no longer are close, always in my heart, I know soneone has to come forward to give you the closure you need, God be with you  ~always~

  • must have been someone that was familar with him and how he conducted his business.look for someone that worked for or subcontracted for or sold timber to him and has since  his death moved away?

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