Year-old murder case still unsolved

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 22, 2003

William Parmer Creech, 72, a resident of Greenville, was shot to death last year on January 29, and so far no one has been charged with the crime.

Butler County Sheriff Diane Harris said that although there have been new developments in the case, she isn’t prepared to release any information right now.

Creech, whose residence was located on Pettibone Road, off Highway 31 South, was found inside his home. No other details about the case have been given.

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In May 2002, then Governor Don Siegelman offered a $10,000 reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s). That reward is still available.

For Creech’s daughter, Sheila Kinney, the year has been agonizing.

&uot;I just want to have closure,&uot; Kinney said. &uot;I received a phone call a year ago telling me that my father had been murdered and yet no one has been convicted. My prayer and plea is that anyone reading this article that knows something that will help law enforcement officials find the person responsible will please come forth. I know in my heart someone out there knows something.&uot;

Creech was a lifelong Greenville resident, who worked as a tile contractor and carpenter.

&uot;My father was a meek, kind, humble and honest man,&uot; Kinney said. &uot;He loved life, his family and his community. My only consolation is that he was a Christian, and is with the Lord now. Still, someone took a good man’s life, and they should have to pay.&uot;

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Butler County Sheriff’s office at 382-6521 or the Alabama Bureau of Investigations.