Four days later, Beacher Ferrel Hackney is still at large. Search dogs were called in even as schools reopened Tuesday ... but citizens were still on alert.
The Staunton News Leader reported:
Three days after the slayings, casual conversation in Hot Springs (pop. 490), inevitably turns to Hackney. Is he dead? Is he eluding authorities while hiding in the mountains? Has he fled the state?Western Virginia is waiting to hear that this man is captured.