Cold Case: Suspect Still Sought in 2013 Hot Springs Murder

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Five years ago this week, 20-year-old Katie Lavender was murdered in Hot Springs.

Her boyfriend found her body inside their apartment on Higdon Ferry Road.

The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) needs help in cracking this cold case.

All leads so far have turned up dry.

“We need to reinvigorate this case with the public and get people…somebody out there knows something…somebody has the information that will help us bring justice to Katie and closure to her family,” says Officer Joey Williams, HSPD.

Lavender was last seen getting into a 4-door passenger car in the area around Oaklawn Park the night before she was found dead in 2013.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Hot Springs Police Department. You can make a report anonymously.

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