LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (WDRB) - More than 10 years ago, a Navy veteran was shot and killed in his own bed in Grayson County. While the murder is still unsolved, police say the cold case is starting to heat up.
Back in 2003, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins was an investigator with Kentucky State Police.
"I remember it was December the 4th, was when I got the call," Chaffins said.
Chaffins says Robert Hunt was found dead in his home along Armes-Lively Road in Grayson County. The 46-year-old was shot several times while laying in his bed.
Hunt's sister, Brenda Hunt, says his death was very difficult on the family.
"I was so close to him. It was like losing an arm or leg," she told WDRB News in a phone interview Thursday.
Family members say Hunt owned the Huddle House in Leitchfield at the time and that he was well known and liked. We're also told he was a Navy veteran and was at the local American Legion before he was killed.
"We know that he was there, we know that he was probably playing cards and drinking," Chaffins said.
Police say Hunt was murdered shortly after he was dropped off at his home by a friend. Chaffins says there were several suspects because Hunt had gotten into altercations at the legion in the past. Still, no one has been arrested.
"It just seems like every time we got a lead from the beginning, we would hit a brick wall and it would go no where else," Chaffins explained.
A recent tip led to a new search effort earlier this week near Eveleigh Boat Ramp. Divers got in the water but didn't find any evidence.
But Chaffins and Hunt's loved ones still have hope.
"The case is starting to warm up a little bit because were starting to receive more tips here and there," Chaffins told WDRB News.
"As long as I'm alive and as long as I'm here, we're gonna be digging and we're gonna find who killed him and bring them to justice," Brenda Hunt said.
Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call Det. Tony Hardin at the KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown at (270) 766-5078 or Sheriff Norman Chaffins at the GCSO at (270) 259-3024.
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