Is the mystery stranger who has left more than more 170 roses on the grave of an unsolved murder victim the person responsible for the murder?
This is exactly the question that the family of Frances Lunsford are asking.
One month after Frances was murdered, five years ago, a single, long-stemmed fake rose appeared on her grave. The roses still appear on her grave, but nobody knows who is leaving them there.
From the Associated Press :
When I first found them, I started to throw them away," said Lunsford's siter, Rhonda Shaw, who first found the roses at the Ty Ty Baptist Church cemetery.
"But then I thought, 'No, these must be from someone who truly cared about Frances.'"
Lunsford's murder remains unsolved and no arrests have ever been made in the case.
Family members asked relatives and just about anyone who they could think of who might be visiting the grave. No one knew anything.
Shaw decided the roses were from someone devoted to her sister. But the problem was that her family didn't know anyone in Lunsford's life who was devoted to her.
Lunsford's sister decided that maybe the roses didn't come from someone who loved her sister, maybe they came from someone who had a guilty conscience. Maybe they came from the person who had killed her sister.