December 13, 2015
In 1972, Arnold Hayes was running for Sheriff of Maries County in Vienna, Missouri.
In July of that year, while sitting outside his home, Arnold Hayes was ambushed, shot and killed.
Two men where arrested in connection to Arnold’s murder but were later released “pending further investigation”. Despite the evidence investigators did have, no one was ever charged.
Arnold’s family has long sought justice and answers to the questions surrounding his murder.
Even with multiple suspects and motives for investigators to follow up on the case has long gone cold.
If you know anything about the murder of Arnold Hayes please contact the Maries County Sheriff’s Office at (573) 422-3381.
If you have a loved one that is the victim of an unsolved homicide please submit their case here for consideration in a future Cold Case Spotlight post.