19 years pass since double-murder of teen girls in south AL

19 years pass since double-murder of teen girl in south AL
Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 4:35 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - It's been 19 years since a double-murder rocked a south Alabama community and there are still no answers for the victims' families.

The bodies of Dothan teens J.B.Beasley and Tracie Hawlett were found on Aug. 1, 1999. They'd been shot to death.

By phone, Hawlett's stepfather, Mike Roberts, said the pain of the loss doesn't get any easier.

"Some people say that time heals, but it's not any easier," he said.

The girls' bodies were found in the trunk of Beasley's car on Herring Street in Ozark. They were last seen at a convenience store asking for directions about a mile away from where their bodies were discovered.

Wednesday, the Dale County Sheriff's Office posted photos of the girls to their social media accounts and urged anyone with information into their murders to come forward. Tips can be left at www.daleso.com or by calling 334-774-2335.

"Let's bring some closure to these families today," the message said. "If you have any information on the murders...please don't let another day go by."

Investigators still receive tips on the case but haven't made any arrests. Detectives want the person responsible to know they haven't forgotten about this case and feel confident they will solve it one day.

The girls' families still have hope they'll one day have answers.

"I hope they can solve this before I leave this Earth," Roberts explained.

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