N.C. Authorities Taking Fresh Look at Cross for 1987 Triple Murder

By CBS News

Published 04/25 2014 01:01PM

Updated 04/25 2014 01:18PM

FOREST CITY, N.C. -- The Aurora, Missouri man accused of killing three people near a Jewish Center in Kansas was in court yesterday.
The attorney for 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross requested a scheduling conference be pushed back a month.   

Now we're learning that Cross may have even more legal problems ahead.  Police in North Carolina may look closer at Cross for a triple murder.

Someone killed Dianna Melton's brother, Travis, and two other men inside an adult bookstore in Shelby, North Carolina back in 1987.
Travis - who everyone called "Bud" - was just 19 years old.  "He was just, always joyful, you never did see him get mad or anything," Melton recalls.
Melton has struggled for decades with the agonizing loss.

And that pain re-surfaced on April 13th, when she saw a face on the news she recognized from 1987.
 "His name after 30 years. Here is is again, and he's killed three more people."

Those three people, shot outside of a Jewish Center in suburban Kansas City.  Frazier Glenn Cross is charged with the crime.
But in the 80's he went by the name "Glenn Miller" - and Melton believes he had something to do with her brother's murder.

But he was never charged.  Instead, prosecutors called him as a witness in the case.

Dianna saw him in court. "You could look at his face and it was just like no soul. It was just black. No expression, no nothing what he was saying."

Cleveland County, North Carolina Sheriff Alan Norman says he's strongly considering sending detectives to Kansas to interview Miller.
It's a decision Dianna Melton hopes will bring her the closure she's waited nearly 30 years for.
"Maybe we'll find the real truth, what happened that night."

(David Spunt, WBTV for CBS Newspath)

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