Staunton police still searching for High’s handgun

They’re still looking for the murder weapon.
The .25-caliber handgun thought to be the weapon used in the 1967 murders of two High’s Ice Cream employees has tested negative, the Staunton Police Department announced in a press release Tuesday morning.
The gun had been handed over to police by News Leader employee Kathy Myers, who said it had been given to her late husband by detective Davie Bocock, who was leading the investigation into the murders of Carolyn Perry, 20, and her sister-in-law, Connie Hevener, 19, the night of April 11, 1967.

Another High’s employee, Sharron Diane Crawford Smith, confessed to the killings last fall. In her statements to police investigators, she said she had given the .25-caliber handgun that she used to shoot Perry and Hevener to Bocock and helped him bury it on his farm.

Myers turned over a .25-caliber handgun given by Bocock to her late husband, Danny Myers, a former Staunton police officer, to police last month.

The gun was tested by the Department of Forensic Science in Roanoke in relation to the High’s murders. The department notified the Staunton Police Department of its findings this morning.


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