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Searchers Help Crack Cold Case

Lawrence Myers and his wife Ida never expected to hear what they heard from police.

"I got a call on the phone. They said, ‘we think have your property,’ and he explained it, and I said that was taken eight years ago,” says Myers.

On Feb. 23, 1998, three men walked up to the Myers’ Woodville Highway home.

Eric Garner and Terrence Holton held Myers and his wife at gunpoint while another man stole Myers’ wallet, after Garner shoots Myers in the hand.

"It was either my head or my hand, and I figured my hand would take the blow better,” Myers says.

All three men fled, but Holton and Garner got caught a short time later. The other man, along with the wallet, was never found.

Fast forward eight years and searchers are combing Leon County for any sign of missing woman Ali Gilmore find the wallet.

What's left of a check card and driver's license led police back to the Myers, a family that now wants the attention back on the search for Ali Gilmore.

"This will be good in letting them know: do not give up. Never give up something like this may come up in other places that will lead to their finding of a loved one,” says Myers.

Or as the Myers found, a bit of closure. The group searching for Ali Gilmore says they are considering doing a second community search later this spring.


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