SMYRNA, Tenn. – Six months after a Rutherford County man was found murdered on the side of Interstate 24 and the hunt for his killer is still underway.
Jackie Warpoole was found dead in his car December 15 at the Almaville exit on I-24 in Smyrna. He left home early that morning while his wife slept.
Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said someone shot Warpoole in the head through the driver's side window on the shoulder of the interstate in the early morning hours.
Since then, his family has put up billboards asking for help in finding his killer.
Detectives said they have been getting new leads to follow, but so far no arrests have been made.
NewsChannel 5 spoke with Warpoole's widow after the murder. She said she was holding out hope that there will be justice for her husband.
“We're willing to do whatever it takes to find out what happened, and I firmly believe somebody knows something and will reach out,” said Angela Warpoole.
A $15,000 reward has been offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
Warpoole's cellphone has helped pinpoint his general location before the murder. Detectives said he appeared to have been driving around the city of Murfreesboro between the hours of 4 and 6 a.m.
They hoped someone would come forward if they remembered seeing him or his Dodge Mangum driving around that morning.
Anyone with information about the shooting or who have other information in the case should contact the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.