Lawmen Await More Test Results in Murder

Lawmen are continuing their investigation into the murder of a woman whose body was found late last month inside her burning home.

Sally Wofford, 61, was found May 7 after firemen from two departments responded to a report of a house fire at Highway 137 and Dixon Road south of Licking. An investigation showed that the fire was intentionally set, and results from an autopsy showed that Wofford died from a gunshot wound to the head and not as a result of the blaze.

Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson said Monday that the investigation continues, and his department continues to receive evidence from a Missouri State Highway Patrol laboratory.

Wofford, a retiree from a trucking company, was pronounced dead at the scene at the ranch-style home she owned with her boyfriend of 12 years, Tom Hamrick. Records show the pair owned the house.

Assisting the Texas County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation is the highway patrol and state fire marshal’s office.

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