LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In 1987, when teenagers Don Henry, and Kevin Ives were discovered on Saline county railroad tracks, a mystery was born. From day one, Mara Leveritt has tried to solve that mystery, and the deeper she has gotten into the story, the more complex it becomes.
She was working on the staff at the Arkansas Times 25 years ago. For 15 years, using the Freedom of Information Act and contacts, and family members and relatives, she has put together a compelling book about the mystery surrounding the two boys. The story now involves public officials, a Mexican drug ring, and believe it or not, Iran-Contra. Leveritt's book is "The Boys On The Tracks," and like her other book, "Devil's Knot," it too is being made into a feature length film.
Leveritt appeared on "Today's THV at 6," and told us the story involves, murder, Mena, former prosecutor Dan Harmon, and former State Medical Examiner, Fahmy Malik. It is her contention there was a coverup, designed to protect public officials, who may have been on the take from one of the country's most notorious cocaine traffickers. She claims the primary passageway was in Mena.
The book is now only available on Mara Leveritt's website: