Asking for Your Help in Solving a Year-Old Murder Case

One year ago today, early on Sunday morning, May 22, 2022, a Dothan man was murdered while outside a downtown café in the 200 block of East Powell Street. The victim was 21 year-old Jacques Adarius McLeod-Roberts, of Dothan. McLeod-Roberts was outside the business when an unknown person walked up and shot him one time. McLeod-Roberts was pronounced deceased at the scene. No motive and no suspect have been determined since then. Over the last year, investigators have followed up on many leads, all of which have been unsuccessful in bringing resolution to this case.

A family lost a loved one that day to a senseless act committed by someone who had no regard for human life. This individual should be held accountable for their actions instead of being allowed to walk free having to opportunity to kill again should they have the desire to do so. We know due to the number of patrons at and around the establishment at the time of the incident there is someone out there who knows who the person is responsible for this crime. We ask that anyone who has any information related to this incident, no matter how small or insignificant they think it may be, to please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity. Up to $1,000.00 may be paid for the information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime.

Your Help Is Needed On An Unsolved Murder

It was Easter Sunday, April 7, 1996, when Ruthie Mae Jackson was found viciously murdered in a bedroom of her East Adams Street home in Dothan, AL.  Today marks the 26th Anniversary of her death.

Ruthie Mae Jackson had been cooking food the night before in preparation for Easter lunch with family and friends at her home after church.  When she was found, it was determined her death was the result of being stabbed multiple times.

The person or persons responsible for this have had to live with this on their mind for many years now.  We ask that anyone with information put themselves in the shoes of the family of Ruthie Mae Jackson and imagine what they have been through all these years after losing their loved one to such a senseless death.  Only the person or persons responsible for this know exactly why this happened.  Regardless of their reason, it does not justify taking the life of such a sweet individual, especially when she would have given someone anything they could have needed.  The family deserves closure and justice for the loss of their loved one.

We believe there is someone out there that may know something about the death of Ruthie Mae Jackson, and we continue to solicit help from the public.  No matter how small you think the information may be, we ask that you please share anything you may know.  You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.

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