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Raleigh Police Get Tip on Unsolved Murders

Posted January 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police received a telephone tip Friday leading them to a letter which contained information about at least one of the six unsolved deaths of African-American women. They say they are still evaluating the contents of the letter.

The caller led them to a letter which had been placed on top of a soft drink machine at the Hillsborough Street Y.M.C.A. Major O.L. Hinton said they're taking a hard look at this lead.

Someone who saw the letter told WRAL TV5 that it was handwritten and several pages long. Police dusted the soft drink machine for fingerprints.

Hinton says they are taking this tip very seriously.

Hinton says police traced the call that came at about 10 a.m. Friday, but they won't say where it originated.

Police would not comment on whether the caller or letter writer mentioned a reward. Crimestoppers and the governor's office are offering a total of $6,000 in reward money for information leading to the killer or killers of the six women.