The Unsolved Be-Lo Murders

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It’s one of the worst crimes the area had ever seen and more than 20 years later, it is still unsolved.

Windsor, North Carolina, founded 250 years ago, only has a population of about 4,000 people.  It is your quintessential small town, quiet, and a good place to raise a family.  But, one Sunday night in June, the community was changed forever.

On June 6, 1993, police got a call that no one ever expected.

It was just after 6 p.m. and the grocery store had been closed.  Three employees were finishing up as three cleaning crew members arrived.

Windsor Police Lt. Ricky Morris said, “We believe there was a person or persons…hidden in the store when they did close.”

Nothing could prepare the police for what was inside.  Police say the suspect or suspects gathered up all 6 employees and held them at gunpoint.  They were then bound with duct tape and taken to the meat cutting room.  Then the suspect(s) executed the employees, firing until he ran out of bullets.  He then grabbed a nearby knife and stabbed the victims repeatedly.

The suspect(s) left the knife in the back of one of the victims.  One of the victims was able make his way to a phone and call for help.  He was one of the three found dead at the scene.  Two others were critically injured and one wasn’t hurt.

It is believed the suspect(s) made the victims lie in a pile or “stack”.  The store did not survive the horrific incident and the plot of land is now Martin Community College.   The person or persons responsible were never caught.

The police sketched a suspect (above) and continue to run DNA samples through national databases hoping for a match.

If you know anything that could help investigators solve this case, please call the Windsor Police Department at 252-794-3111.

[Source:  http://wavy.com/2014/02/24/nc-cold-case-remains-unsolved-after-20-years/]

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