Investigators seeking help in unsolved homicide case, one year later

GREENVILLE - While significant leads have been developed and are being followed in this investigation, the Greenville Police Department is still asking for the community's help for information leading to the death of Michael Burgwardt on November 20, 2011.

November 20, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary for this unsolved homicide.  

According to a Greenville Police news release, Mr. Burgwardt was found murdered at 3212 Summer Place, Apartment 4.  He had been shot several times.  Burgwardt's body was found at about 9:45 am in the apartment that he used as an office while managing the apartment complex.  He was last seen alive the previous night at about 8:30 pm.

The police are especially interested in seeking help from the residents and neighbors of Summer Place Apartments and the adjacent Peed Drive area, close to where this crime took place.

Since the time of the murder, detectives have interviewed multiple tenants, neighbors, friends, and relatives of the victim.  Detectives believe there are people living in the Peed Drive and Summer Place areas who have information about this murder, but who have not come forward.

The family of Michael Burgwardt is announcing the offer of a cash reward in addition to any money that CrimeStoppers would pay for information that leads to the arrest of suspects in this case.  

Any person having information about the murder of Michael Burgwardt should contact Detective Cpl. Scott Stanton of the GPD Major Crimes Unit, at 252-329-4809.

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