Former son-in-law of Abilene murder victim seen near victim's home at time of murder

Gary Shane Clinton

The former son-in-law of Lin Rushing, who was killed on August 31 at her home in Fairway Oaks in south Abilene, was seen near her home around the time of her murder.

Gary Shane Clinton, 50, of Abilene, the prime suspect in Rushing's murder, was arrested on September 4 on unrelated charges.

Rushing's husband found her lying on the kitchen floor of their home on Pinehurst in south Abilene at around 4:50 p.m. on August 31.

Rushing appeared to have a "laceration to her neck and defensive wounds to her right hand and forearm."

According to a search warrant, a jogger told authorities on September 10 that they saw Clinton turn from Buffalo Gap Road on to Chimney Rock Road at around 4:30 p.m. on the day of the murder.

Clinton's arm was hanging out of the window of his car and he was "holding a rear-view mirror and was waving it at the witness as if he was scanning him with the mirror," according to the warrant.

The jogger saw the car for a second time on Cypress Point Street, half of a mile away from the scene of the murder, about 20 minutes later.

Authorities went back and looked at photos that they took inside of Clinton's apartment and found a rear-view mirror in the photos.

Authorities asked a judge for a second search warrant to retrieve the rear-view mirror and to take more pictures inside of the apartment.

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