Mo. family of convicted murderer seeks information

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of the man convicted of killing a Columbia editor is seeking information about a man allegedly at the scene of the 2001 murder.

Ryan Ferguson is serving a 40-year sentence for the November 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt. Ferguson was recently denied a request for a new trial. Co-defendant Charles Erickson is also serving a 25-year prison sentence.

Ferguson’s family and supporters have paid $5,000 to have an updated image of police composite of a man who was allegedly at the scene of the murder placed on a billboard in the Columbia area.

Ryan Ferguson’s father, Bill Ferguson, told The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/YmVIDw ) that the billboard will be placed in six locations, rotating every four weeks. The first one went up Monday.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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