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UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
Atlanta Division


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2010

Contact: Postal Inspector Yulanda N. Burns, 678-614-5586
ynburns@uspis.gov

Two Postal Employees Fatally Shot at Henning, TN, Post Office
Law Enforcement Hunt for Killer(s)

Federal, state, and local authorities are searching for the killer(s) of two female postal employees shot to death at the Henning, TN, Post Office. The shootings occurred on Monday, October 18, 2010, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., when the bodies of Retail Clerk Paula Robinson, 33, and Rural Carrier Associate Judy Spray, 59, were discovered shot to death.

An active investigation is underway with more than 60 law enforcement officers from across the country committed to finding those responsible for the murders. “Postal Inspectors’ duties include protecting postal employees and investigating violent crimes that may occur at postal facilities. Homicides in the Postal Service are rare, but when do they occur, make no mistake, we will aggressively investigate to find those responsible,” said Inspector in Charge Martin D. Phanco of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Atlanta Division.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime. The public is urged to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Hotline at 1-800-TBI-FIND (824-3463). All information will be kept strictly confidential.

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