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Authorities still haven't solved Idaho bar murder

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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) _ Authorities in southeastern Idaho still
haven't solved the slaying of an American Indian outside a
Pocatello bar a year ago, leaving his friends and family mourning
and angry that a killer is still on the loose.

Lorne Red Elk was found late June 14, 2009 in the parking lot of
Duffy's Tavern with massive head trauma.

Doctors removed him from life support three days later.

Now, Jeani Walesch, his girlfriend, says she's still struggling
to get beyond the idea that somebody killed Red Elk but hasn't yet
answered for the crime.

She told the Idaho State Journal that she wants to make sure Red
Elk _ she calls him a gentle giant of a man _ doesn't just become
another cold case, fading and forgotten as the years stretch on.

Pocatello police say their homicide cases are never closed.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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