As of July 1, 2015 the prime suspect, Rico Cohn, was set free. The circumstances were because the key witness died before they were able to give testimony in the trial. The details that were given match the exact crime scene that have not been released to the public. Because of this, we have no doubt it was him. He was let out because it is best to keep the case open because if they had tried him and lost, he would never be able to be tried for it again when more evidence or witnesses come forward. There are others who were with him that night who know the truth. The case is still considered open and if you know anything about this case, please help us keep someone else’s family from having to go through this and come forward. Please contact Detective Brooks or Detective Mackey at the Fayetteville Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 479-587-3555. It’s been 9 long years and we aren’t giving up. Please don’t let this happen to another family.
After this news, we must still move forward and make sure Nina’s life is not forgotten. This was devastating to the family and everyone working on the case from the Fayetteville police department. We can’t do anything else in this case for now unless there is more cooperation from those who know what happened. However, we can focus on the Nina Ingram Foundation. The foundation will be to help families that lost their family members through murder. The pain and loss that we feel continue through each holiday, birthday, and the events that she’s missing. If the foundation can help the family of another who is going through this type of tragedy, through counseling, financial assistance, tutoring for siblings, assistance that helps them move on with their own lives, then she is lives on through them. Nina always thought of others and this is the way we know would honor her.