July murder of local pilot remains unsolved


More than two months have passed since a local pilot was found shot to death in his Texarkana home. The question of who killed Scott Roberts remains a mystery.

Concerned family members went to Roberts’ home in the 1800 block of Garland Street in Texarkana, Ark., when they were unable to reach him by phone. There they discovered Roberts’ lifeless body and made a panicked call to 911.

Police have released few details about the crime other than that Roberts, 40, died of multiple gunshot wounds. A possible motive for the murder hasn’t surfaced. Investigators won’t disclose the caliber of bullets recovered from Roberts’ body or say how many times he was shot.

A divorced father of one, Roberts loved to fly airplanes and made his living working as a private pilot. Police are asking that anyone with information come forward. Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

If you believe you know something that might help solve the murder of Scott Roberts and bring a killer to justice, contact the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department at 903-794-3154 or Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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