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 Ken Rex McElroy

Ken Rex McElroy

Birth
Nodaway County, Missouri, USA
Death 10 Jul 1981 (aged 47)
Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Plot Garden of the Last Supper. Near the water faucet on the right of the memorial
Memorial ID 21971 · View Source
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McElroy for years had terrorized the small town of Skidmore Missouri, and was considered the town bully. He had been charged with more than 20 felonies, robbing, raping, burning, shootings. He intimidated people by driving by at night and firing a shotgun blast, putting a rattlesnake in their mailbox, etc. July 10, 1981, his rein of terror came to an end. While parked in front of the D & G Tavern on Main Street, in broad daylight, with a crowd estimated at 45 people around his pickup truck, Ken McElroy was shot in the head with a high powered rifle, while his wife sat in the seat beside him. Three grand jury investigations and an FBI probe resulted in no indictments and no trial. The citizens of Skidmore Missouri apparently protecting the person or persons firing the shots. The incident received world wide press coverage, was the subject of a tv movie and a book.

Bio by: Bill Walker



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ken Rex McElroy (16 Jun 1934–10 Jul 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21971, citing Saint Joseph Memorial Park, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .