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Son of prominent educators found shot to death

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John Scaife, 26, was found shot to death in his car outside a West Memphis apartment complex Saturday morning. John Scaife, 26, was found shot to death in his car outside a West Memphis apartment complex Saturday morning.
Scaife's mother is the assistant principal at Wonder Jr. High in West Memphis. Scaife's mother is the assistant principal at Wonder Jr. High in West Memphis.
Scaife's father is a track coach at Marion High. Scaife's father is a track coach at Marion High.
WEST MEMPHIS, AR -

(WMC-TV) – West Memphis Police are looking for the killer of a 26-year-old man whose parents are prominent educators in Crittenden County.

The shooting happened early Saturday Morning.  

"I just couldn't believe it," said resident Marchala LeFlore.  "I live just down the street from here. It could happen to anyone," she added.

Residents at a West Memphis apartment complex say they heard three shots around 5 o'clock Saturday morning.

"I didn't get up when I heard the shots. I was still in bed," said one resident.

West Memphis Police found 26-year-old John Scaife shot to death in his car.  People here say they didn't know him, but they know who his parents are.  Scaife's mother is the assistant principal at Wonder Jr. High in West Memphis, and his father is a track coach at Marion High.  Scaife lived with his parents in Marion.

The family wasn't ready to talk about their son's death.  The complex where Scaife was shot to death is filled with children.

Sharon Huntley says Scaife's car was backed into a parking spot.

"It's sad it's real sad.  The children saw the body up you know laying out," said Huntley.  "Brake light still on...the passenger side open but the driver's side closed," she added.

Huntley says Scaife may have had a cousin who lives in the apartment complex.

"It's easy for somebody to take somebody's live. It's sad that person doing that for little or nothing. It's sad that man lost his life," Huntley stated.

West Memphis police are releasing very little information in this shooting.  Investigators have no suspects in custody.

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