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Cold Case on William Arliss Shelton

State Police Request Help Resolving the Murder of William Arliss Shelton(aka: Curly)
Occurred on December 4, 1957

Victim: William Arliss Shelton(aka: Curly), White Male, 32 years of age.

Location: Behind VFW Club, U.S. 41A, three (3) miles South of Henderson.

Mr. Shelton was beaten to death, and then the body was left in Mr. Shelton's vehicle. Mr. Shelton was a TV star in Evansville, Indiana. He was apparently involved with several women, some married. He was a heavy drinker and was deeply in debt. Robbery was not the motive.

Detectives are requesting help from the community or anyone who might have information on the murder of William Arliss Shelton(aka: Curly). Anyone with information can contact the case officers Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell with the Kentucky State Police Post 16 Henderson, Kentucky at (270)-826-3312 or e-mail them at Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell.

Investigating Officer Contact Information

Kentucky State Police Post 16 8415 US 41 South
Henderson, KY 42420
(270)-826-3312
(502)-564-3765 FAX

OFFICERS: Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell

PHONE: (270)-826-3312
Sgt. Jackie Carver, or Lt. Lonnie Bell

However, if you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the Kentucky State Police toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or call your local police/sheriff department at 911.

If you wish to report more information on this Cold Case, use the form on the KSP Main Website.


Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
502-782-1800

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