Interview with Ozark Police Chief Spivey on the Beasley Hawlett MurdersMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 29 2014 4:50 PM
OZARK: With the 15th anniversary of deaths of the two Northview High School seniors in 1999 approaching, we sat down with Chief Tony Spivey today and talked to him about the still ongoing investigation.
Family and friends of J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett will hold a prayer vigil tomorrow, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the spot marked by crosses on Herring Street in Ozark. Organizers of the vigil ask the Wiregrass to support the ongoing efforts of the law enforcement in solving this case by gathering together in prayer.
The bodies of Beasley and Hawlett, both 17 and both of Dothan, were found in Beasley’s 1994 Mazda on Herring Avenue in Ozark Police officers. The vehicle and the two girls had been reported missing earlier that day. The vehicle was discovered in an isolated area of Ozark, not far from Dale Medical Center.
It had been parked and abandoned n the northeast side of the road, which is bounded on both sides by wooded areas. Police discovered the bodies of both girls in the trunk of the car. Each had been shot one time in the head at close range with a large
caliber handgun. The vehicle and its two occupants were reported missing by their parents after the girls did not return home from a field party they had attended near Headland. The party was held in honor of Beasley’s birthday, which was July 31.
According to news reports at that time, there was no sign of sexual assault and the girls’ purses, jewelry, cash and other personal items were in the vehicle. The only things missing were the car keys. No one has been convicted in connection with the murders.
This case is unsolved and Police are still following leads even today. Chief Spivey stated that his officers want this person or persons brought to justice no matter long it takes. They will not give up or quit looking for the ones responsible for this crime.