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Memphis officer specializes in unsolved murders

Most recently, Stark followed leads to Texas, finding an eyewitness key to solving the 20-year-old murder of Angela Perkins. (Photo: MGN Online) Most recently, Stark followed leads to Texas, finding an eyewitness key to solving the 20-year-old murder of Angela Perkins. (Photo: MGN Online)

Veteran Memphis police officer Joe Stark never aspired to become police director or head a unit or bureau. Instead, he wanted to tackle what he considers the ultimate challenge - unsolved murders.

He got his wish and now his office is littered with case files of dozens of unsolved murders waiting his attention and his inbox is dotted with pleas from the sisters, mothers, spouses or best friends of victims wanting answers.

Most recently, Stark followed leads to Texas, finding an eyewitness key to solving the 20-year-old murder of Angela Perkins. He secured arrest warrants in April charging, 36-year-olds Phanhsay Poo "Kapoo" Phanivong and Sathit " Tee" Ep with first-degree murder.

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