Sheriff wants help in 17-year-old murder case

akflanagan@thestate.comAugust 15, 2013 

— The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help in solving a murder case from 1996 after Sheriff Leon Lott re-released a sketch of the suspected killer.

Deputies found 65-year-old Jack Robinson suffering from stab wounds on August 17, 1996, at the Rosewood Boat Landing. Robinson was taken to Palmetto Health Richland where he was pronounced dead.

Lott said Robinson and the suspect were believed to be acquaintances, and a fight over money led to the stabbing. Investigators exhausted all leads, and developed a composite sketch of what the suspect looked like at the time. Lott says the suspect would now be between the ages of 42-52 and is approximately 5’5” tall.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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