Local Author to Discuss County’s Most Enduring Murder Mystery

June 21, 2018

Piedmont Crossing invites the community to hear local author Christopher Yarbrough speak about his novel, “In Summons to the Past,” on Tuesday, June 26 at 2pm on the campus of the retirement community.

Christopher Yarbrough, a 1987 graduate of High Point College, moved to Thomasville in 1995 and began hearing stories about a haunted elevator in Thomasville City Hall, previously First National Bank, and the unresolved disappearance and death of Thomasville Patrolman George Arnold Kemp. Yarbrough decided to research the incident and spent countless hours reviewing archives. In 2011 Yarbrough authored a novel, “In Summons to the Past,” exploring this historical crime based on a true story in Davidson County. In this seven-part series, Yarbrough examines what was ruled a homicide by a coroner’s jury but remains an unsolved mystery after 70 years.

“I did this for my love of history,” shared Yarbrough. “And not only is this a fascinating case, it helped provide closure.”

The public is invited to meet the author and learn about this historical case. To register your attendance, please contact Blair White at [email protected] or 336.474-3605.