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Help needed with double murder cold case

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Garland County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help for information about a unsolved double murder.

On Aug. 31, 1997, the bodies of Teela Hudson, 17, and Frank Delaney, 18, were found in eastern Garland County murdered execution style.

The bodies were located in Delaney's 1989 blue Oldsmobile at 4 a.m. in another man's driveway. Teela had gotten off work at 1 a.m. from Applebee's on South Central Avenue and got into Delaney's vehicle with him.

Investigators have followed numerous leads, conducted extensive interviews and have developed subjects of interest but it is essential for them to get more information.

Lt. Martin with the Garland County Sheriff's office says, "Today we're in the same situation we were back in 1997... Investigators started working the case and were able to develop some persons of interest but were never able to develop enough information for a prosecution on those persons."

Still working on the case and what we're asking for is that anybody who might have any information from back in 97 to come forward and talk to us.

Teela was buried in Hot Springs, Delaney's body rests in Louisiana
Teela's mother, Elaine told us over the phone -- she doesn't want the case to grow cold but is afraid it already has.

Martin says, "The case is just kinda still. It's setting still. There's been no new information, no new leads, nobody's that's come forward with anything that we were able to use."

Investigators still working on the case--and hoping for some new helpful information.

Elaine Hudson wants answers too.

She says compassion and empathy would mean so much. From a mother who's lost her daughter--she said there's not one day she doesn't think about what happened.