New evidence plus witness interviews led the Memphis Police Department’s Cold Case detectives to identify suspect Dallas Perkins in the 2017 Thanksgiving Day murder of Robert Wong. A grand jury has sent a request for prosecution to the District Attorney General’s Office.
It was around noon on Thanksgiving Day in 2017 when Memphis police officers responded to a shooting report at a house on Cochese Road, south of American Way in Memphis.
Inside the house they found the 68-year-old Wong, an Air Force veteran. He had been shot and was pronounced dead by responding paramedics. His family returned from a restaurant to find him. There had been an apparent home invasion and the family vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, was stolen. It was found abandoned the next day. No other clues were left behind.