No new leads one year after Samantha Olson's death

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One year after Samantha Olson's death, police are at a stand-still with no new leads.

"As time, you know, continued to go on, you know two months, three months, four months past this incident happening, things started slowing down a bit as far as getting tips in, getting leads in," said Sgt. Brian Dedrick, North Little Rock Police.

Police still don't know who shot 31-year-old Samantha Olson. She was traveling east on McCain Blvd in North Little Rock when she reached JFK, a bullet came flying from another moving vehicle. Her vehicle rolled through the intersection and stopped right in front of the Starbucks on the corner. But in one of the busiest intersections in the city, no one captured a picture of the driver.

"While his face wasn't captured, we were able to find cameras in the city that showed his vehicle continuing to travel west on McCain and then turning back south on Camp Robinson," Sgt. Dedrick said.

The truck was a maroon four-door Ford F-150. Police believe it's between a 2004 and 2008 model.

But not one of the reported sightings of the car has turned out to be valid.

"At this point, we're not saying that this suspect is still driving this particular vehicle, but what we're looking for is anybody with information that they may have known somebody that drove that vehicle a year ago, got rid of it, painted it," Sgt. Dedrick said.

Dedrick said investigators believe it was a random act and not someone who knew Olson. He asks that the public call the 24 hour hotline (501) 608-8439 with any new information.


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