On the tenth anniversary of the slaying of Sherri Warner, Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins and the Investigator assigned to the case remain committed to solving the murder.
“We are seeking the public’s help in solving this terrible crime,” Jenkins said.
Detective Fulton Lucas said he is convinced that there are people who have information that can be helpful.
“Any little thing, that may seem insignificant to you, can be a game changer for the investigation,” Lucas said. “A name, a rumor—might contain information we could use,” he said.
“I’d also encourage anyone who has given the Sheriff’s Office information on the Warner case in the past to contact us again. I want to make sure that the information we received in the past is complete and evaluated fully,” Lucas said.
Ten years ago the Culpeper community was rocked by the news that Warner had died in her house on the side of Route 29 near Reva. According to Lucas, shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2005, law enforcement found Warner dead in her basement – hanging from a rafter. The 37-year-old mother of three had been shot in the head. To complicate matters the killer apparently set the house on fire.
A little more than an hour earlier, according to Lucas, she had been talking to her father on the telephone.
“She interrupted the conversation because she said there was a man at the door,” Lucas recounted. That was the last time Warner spoke to him or anyone else.
Anyone with information to share about the case can contact the Sheriff’s Office in the following ways:
Telephone at 540-829-9750 or, to remain anonymous, to Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540-727-0300;
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, an e-mail account set up by the Sheriff’s Office for anonymous submissions;
U.S. mail to Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, 14023 Public Safety Court, Culpeper, Va., 22701 or in person at the same address.