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Jackson Co. widow still looking for answers in her husband's death

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

MCKEE, Ky (WYMT) - Fifteen years ago, an eastern Kentucky constable was gunned down outside his house in Jackson County.

To this day, his widow, Rita Lynch still does not know who killed her husband, but 15 years later she still has hope that justice will be served.

Rita Lynch says she was waiting on her husband Jerry Lynch, a constable in Jackson County, to come home from work on the night of March 18, 1998.

She had been afraid because someone had shot at his car just three weeks earlier.

"I heard a shot, and I ran to the kitchen door and saw him laying there," said Lynch.

Her husband was dead, but she did not see who killed him.

As the years went by, she never lost hope that this cold case would one day be solved, but she never thought it would take this long.

"I might have thought maybe a few years, but never this long. Like I said it seems like a lifetime, and it seems like everyone has forgotten him," said Lynch.

Rita says she learned to deal with the pain, but with every passing birthday and holiday it never gets easier.

"The pain is still right here in your heart, and like I said you don't forget nothing, but you just kindly learn on a day to day how to deal with it," said Lynch.

She will never lose hope that one day someone will pay for taking Jerry's life that Rita says was cut short.

If you have any information about the murder of Jerry Lynch, you should call state police.


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