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ACPO, Galloway police still working to solve 1985 homicide

Detectives are continuing to investigate the 36-year-old killing of a Galloway Township man, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill said Tuesday.Etrul Barnett, 79, was found fatally shot March 14, 1985, in his home in the township’s South Egg Harbor section.It is a cooperative investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office and Galloway police, Shill said.“Investigators at the … Read more

DNA leads to arrest in 1996 sex assault of Brigantine girl

An Egg Harbor City man is in jail 25 years after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl while she slept.Brian Lee Avis, 59, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child and burglary.Avis allegedly broke into the girl’s Brigantine home July 19, 1996, and sexually assaulted her.The … Read more

Daughter still looking for answers 19 years after mom found slain in Hamilton Township

Dawn Register has never given up finding out who killed her mother nearly two decades ago.“I want justice for her,” Register said Friday, the day after making 19 years since her mother was found dead in Hamilton Township.“I don’t believe my mother’s soul has been at peace yet,” she said. “And she deserves peace. She … Read more

Sneakers help Atlantic City man mourn brother’s unsolved killing

(Editor’s note: This story first ran Jan. 13, 2018. It is being re-republished on the anniversary of Uthman Griffin’s killing, which remains unsolved.) Muhammad Griffin never got to mourn his younger brother.He was in prison when Uthman Griffin was gunned down Jan. 13, 2012, as he ran from his killer toward Schoolhouse Apartments in Atlantic … Read more