$45,000 in rewards posted for unsolved Burlington County murders
Nine unsolved murders since June 2015 in Burlington County prompt investigators to offer a total of $45,000 in reward money, hoping that people who can help close the cases step forward.
County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi has posted rewards of $5,000 apiece for information regarding the gunshot killings that date back to June 2015 in Willingboro, Pemberton, Beverly City and Florence Township.
In prepared comments, Bernardi acknowledged that witnesses and potential informants who haven't stepped up harbor reluctance to speak with law enforcement. "I'm asking the public to have the courage to reject that line of thinking," he said.
"There is no honor in allowing a murderer to go unpunished. Please help us to protect our communities by removing these perpetrators from society," Bernardi said.
Because all nine investigations remain ongoing, official information on each is limited. Reward posters are being distributed in the areas where the crimes occurred.
Rewards will be paid only for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Tips can be emailed to Burlington County Central Communications or phoned to 609-265-7113.
Joining Bernardi in the outreach are Willingboro Public Safety Director Gregory Rucker, Pemberton Township PD Chief David H. Jantas, Beverly City Public Safety Director Rich Wolbert and Florence Township PDChief John A. Bunce.
The funding is furnished through the Burlington County Prosecutor's Law Enforcement Trust Account, collected from proceeds of crimes.
Each town listed below is a link to a poster bearing the victims' images, relevant details and contact information.
Nasim Byrd, 22, of Willingboro, victim of multiple gunshot wounds on Placid Lane, January 15, 2017, at about 11 PM. A dark SUV was said to have sped away.
Tariq Mughal, 32, of Willingboro, found shot December 27, 2016 on Genesee Lane. His body was found next to a vehicle.
Ibn Perry, 16, of Willingboro, hit by a bullet while occupying a front porch on Plumbtree Lane on December 12, 2016. According to authorities, two suspects emerged from a passing van and opened fire. A second victim survived an ankle wound from a bullet.
Colby Rodgers, 31, of Mount Laurel, found shot to death inside a vehicle on Woodhaven Lane, April 15, 2016.
Markal Anderson, 43, of Camden, shot on Placid Lane, June 6, 2015, while trying to help a woman avoid an assault by a man at a party.
Kevin Randolph, 33, shot several times on Pine Street, December 9, 2016. Investigators learned that Randolph was arguing with another man who opened fire.
Joseph McBreen III, 32, of Pemberton, found with multiple gunshot wounds on North Lakeshore Drive, December 9, 2016, at about 8:51 PM.
Norman Mosley, 37, of Pemberton's Browns Mills section, shot inside his trailer on Alfred Drive, September 25, 2016. Authorities said that Mosley, in the company of his girlfriend, struggled with two men clad in gloves and masks just before the shooting. He died later during hospitalization.
Ronald Walker, 27, of Florence, shot September 21, 2016, on Zinc Street. Police estimated that there were 20 to 30 people amasssed between 2nd and 3rd Streets, watching two men slap-boxing, when gunfire erupted.