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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Friday, January 30, 2015
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6A • FRIDAY,JANUARY30,2015 GALLATIN NEWS EXAMINER dled four years ago, I don’t know.” In his emailed statement, DeVine wrote that previous leadership at Millersville Police had deferred the bulk of the evidence collection, investiga- t ion and interviews for the Fryar case to the TBI years ago. “Though we did not have a formal request from the district attorney general, we found ourselves, for s ome time, in a ‘leadership’ r ole on this matter,” De- V ine wrote. “The results of our lab analysis were made available to the district attorney general and our personnel, but not explicitly to M illersville Police. “ We were more than re- c eptive, however, to discuss the case and the evidence when the new leadership in the department e xpressed an interest sev- e ral weeks ago in pursuing t he investigation more directly.” Killed in Millersville Evidence contained in the TBI’s forensic report indicates that Shauna Fryar was killed in Millersville before her body was taken to Nashville and dumped in the Cumberland River, the chief said. He did not disclose any details about how or when Shauna Fryar died or a potential motive for her death. The mother and daughter were reported missing b y Shauna’s husband, Michael Fryar, on May 5, 2011. They were last seen four days earlier. To this day, it is not known if Zaylee is alive or dead, but Hindman said he a nd his officers are still h olding on to the hope of f inding the little girl alive. She would be about 4 years old today. As part of the investigation into the Fryar case, the c hief said he and his detect ives were planning to a gain interview everyone “to see if their stories had changed” over time. The list contains half a d ozen names, maybe more, i ncluding Michael Fryar a nd Zaylee’s biological father, Thurman McMurry, the chief said. McMurry was not cons idered a suspect in 2011 because he was incarcerat- ed in the Robertson County Jail on charges relating to an assault of Shauna Fryar. So far, the chief said two people had been developed as potential suspects in the case. “We are going to pursue this (case) the best we can and the most efficiently we can to try to seek the truth,” Hindman said. “We w ant to look for the baby. Hopefully when we question these individuals, someone will say they know where the baby is.” Meanwhile, Millersville Police and the TBI will con- t inue to work on the case tog ether, Hindman said. “ The staff and the Millersville Police Department are greatly appreciative of the amount of work and dedication that the T ennessee Bureau of Inv estigation has given so f ar, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with them on this case,” he said. A $5,000 reward has b een offered for informa- t ion that leads to the whereabouts of Zaylee Grace Fryar. Anyone with information about the case s hould call the TBI at 1-800- TBI-FIND. COLD CASE » CONTINUED FROM 1A TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET COVERAGE FOR 2015! 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To date, the city has already paid the state $472,326 for costs associated with the project. “If there is never a blade of dirt turned, we will have walked away f rom $1.5 million if we do not proceed, correct?” At- L arge Councilor Ed Mayb erry said. “Wow, that’s all I needed to hear.” Despite not having a current need for the GreenLea Boulevard extension, Planning Director Bill McCord told officials Tuesday that, as development occurs in the area, the roadway will become “very important” for the c ity in the future. “ Until we have an addi- t ional substantial development north of the interchange we’re really not going to need the road,” McCord said. “But, it’s not going to get any cheaper for us in the future either.” While the city’s $1.5 million would not be wasted if t he city canceled the contract since the right-of- w ay for the project would h ave been purchased, B rown said the move would ultimately cost the city more money in the future if officials decided to finish the road project without TDOT’s help. “We’re essentially losing the $2 million that (TDOT) would have put into that project as well,” B rown said. “So, then w e’re looking at adding an a dditional $2 million, especially if we delay it down the road. There are a lot of facets to it.” Reach Josh Cross at 615-5757115. GREENLEA » CONTINUED FROM 1A

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