BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The Burlington Police Department has released a new composite of a suspect in a cold case wanted in the murder of a teenager.
Police say someone shot and killed 17-year-old, Allante Murray on June 12, 2008. His body was found in Jackson Park in Burlington. Investigators said witnesses told them there was vehicle seen at the time of the shooting and was a small four-door sedan.
Asst. Chief C.S. Verdeck stated in a news release, "We are still of the belief that there are people in the community that have information that could be critical in helping investigators resolve this case. It is our hope this release will refresh someone's memory about the events surrounding the homicide, or provide an opportunity for someone who has information to share it with us."
Last year, the Burlington Police Department assigned a retired officer to the case who spent many years as an investigator with the department's Criminal Investigation Division. Retired officer Jay Smith has spoken with more than 48 people related to the case. Smith is also known for free drawing composites. The new composite is based off the information from witness statements.
A reward of $75,000 is being offered for information that could lead to an arrest and conviction in the case.
If you have any information that could help police call Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100 or the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500.