UP Police Might Solve Ridgway Murder, DMN Reports

This is how we first reported Colin Ridgway's murder, complete with a misspelling of his name.

On the cover of Saturday’s Dallas Morning News, Matthew Haag reported that University Park police are testing a piece of evidence that might reveal who killed former Dallas Cowboys punter Colin Ridgway, who was shot in his UP duplex on May 13, 1993. Haag did not describe said evidence in his story, at the request of Sgt. Travis Vavra.

Reading this story made me curious about how Park Cities People covered the death of an ex-Cowboy within the Bubble. I was a little surprised to see that the news was buried at the bottom of Page 4 in the May 20, 1993, edition — an edition with no less than seven stories on its front page. (These days, we typically put no more than five on the cover.) I’m guessing that placement was due to two factors: 1. The murder was a week old, and 2. It probably was overblown by other media outlets seven days earlier. But still, a former Cowboy murdered in his Park Cities home can’t make the front page of Park Cities People? Come on.

2 thoughts on “UP Police Might Solve Ridgway Murder, DMN Reports

  • December 19, 2011 at 9:51 am

    In case you were wondering, here are brief summaries of the seven stories that did make that front page, listed from top of the page to bottom:

    1. John Carona opposes a specific plan for school financing.
    2. A public improvement district is planned for Uptown.
    3. University Park is tightening regulations on who can get a pool pass.
    4. Highland Park High School’s 4×400 girls relay team won a state title only a few days after a runner’s father died.
    5. The Park Cities Rotary Club passed out its Public Safety Awards.
    6. Child Protective Services is preparing to open its Rainbow Room.
    7. Alert residents helped police catch two suspected car burglars.

  • December 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Uptown?!? Poppycock. It will never happen.


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