Four years later, suspects still sought in murder
by Kevin Pearson
Dec 08, 2013 | 2711 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This New Year’s Eve will mark the four-year anniversary of the death of former Mound Bayou alderman Shedrick “Peter” Stout who was found stabbed to dead in his home.

His killer is still at large.

Stout, 49, served as alderman for one term and was found by Mound Bayou Police officers at his home on Dec. 31, 2009.

Mound Bayou’s police chief at the time of the incident, Simon Bush, said in a previously published article, “The call came in around 8:45 Thursday. Stout had called and said he needed an ambulance, that he had been stabbed.”

By the time officers arrived at the scene, Stout had died.

Bush said that Stout was stabbed multiple times in the chest and legs.

There was no sign of forced entry at his home; leading Bush to believe it was someone he knew.

According to Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams, they are still interested in finding suspects and information that could lead to an arrest, but at this point they lack the pertinent evidence to solve the case.

“The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the FBI have been assisting with the investigation,” said Williams. “But with their assistance we still haven’t found the right evidence to solve the case.”

Sheriff’s deputies have talked to multiple witnesses and suspects but are still looking for more evidence to help solve the case.

Stout’s niece, Wilma Stout, said, “We’re hoping someone will come forward with any information that can help with the case.”

Although the family has previously held vigils in honor of Peter Stout, they are not sure if they will hold one this year, according to Wilma Stout.

Bolivar County Crimestoppers is offering an award for any information that will help solve the case.

Tips are submitted anonymously and any information, whether believed to be important or not, is welcomed.

Bolivar County Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-222-TIPS.

“We want the person who committed this crime brought to justice,” said Williams. “We are still looking into it.”