Trucker's body found near Brighton, June 1993; suspect never charged
|Gregory Scott Stone, 37, graduated from Brentwood High School near St. Louis then joined the US Army in 1974. Scott achieved the rank of Sergeant and received an honorable discharge in 1978.|
Sports minded, the 6'3" Stone played basketball on a German team as well as baseball. Scott loved to fish and hunt. Everyone loved him. "He was everyone's friend," said Scott's mother, Imogene Stone, of Aldrich, MO. He also loved animals and had dogs of his own.
A friend with whom Scott served in the Army told of his family's pizza and trucking business which led Scott to go into trucking after his service.
Scott married Sharon and they became the parents of twin girls, Lisa and Monica. They settled in East Alton, Illinois near St. Louis.
He bought his own Kenworth tractor and hauled cross country for Mayflower Transit.
In moving furniture and household goods, Scott would frequently hire help from a labor pool in the city of delivery. But he befriended a man by the name of Lance W. Wright and gave him a job helping on the truck.
In November 1992, Scott was headed west, hauling a load to California, with Lance on board. They encountered snow and decided to overnight in Hays, Kansas. Scott, who kept a gun in the truck for protection, cashed "com" checks for over $1000. He was murdered early in the morning of Nov 25. His body was found June 6, 1993 wrapped in a moving blanket under a bridge on 144th Street near Brighton, Colorado by a farmer.
Imogene Stone believes Lance Wright murdered her son, stole his money and his truck, then dumped his body near Brighton. "Lance had been at my house and eaten at my table." Mrs. Stone has made many trips from her Missouri home to Colorado to urge investigation of her son's murder and prosecution of those responsible. On a September 2003 trip, personnel from the sheriff's office and District Attorney did meet with Mrs. Stone and explain their work on the case. Mrs. Stone made another trip in 2005. She is helping authorities by supplying information developed by a private investigator.
"I remember the last time Scott called. He said "I love you, Mom."" When asked how she could find closure, Imogene replied: "There'll be closure when they close the lid on my coffin." Imogene Stone is one of FOHVAMP's most persistent family members in seeking justice for her son.
Scott also is survived by a sister, Pamela Grabulski of Missouri.
|Date of Death:||06/06/1993|
|Location:||Found under a bridge on 144th St. in Brighton|
|Local Case Number:||93-7299|
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|Detective Name and Phone:||John Williams 720-322-1206|