Thanksgiving homicide remains unsolved

Nov. 14, 2013 @ 08:42 PM

A Thanksgiving Day shooting death is among the crimes with reward money attached for information, according to the November release by Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Association.

The organization also is seeking help on three incidents of breaking and entering since Oct. 13.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest. All information is confidential and can be called in to (252) 492-1925.

On Nov. 22, 2012, Barry Wilkerson was found shot to death at 127 Miriam Street in Henderson. The location is the home of United Prayer of Faith Holiness Church. No church activities were happening at the location that evening.

According to the autopsy report, Wilkerson died of a single gunshot from close range.

The three breaking and entering cases involve two being probed by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office and one by the Henderson police.

On Oct. 13, Vance deputies were called at 3:47 a.m. to the Cruizers location in Middleburg. Glass was broken and a large amount of cigarettes and other items were taken.

On Oct. 28, Henderson police were called to 1318 Rose Street for a breaking and entering incident. Several items were taken from the residence and entrance was gained through the front door.

On Nov. 1, Vance deputies were called to Ross Mill Road for a breaking and entering incident. A back door of a residence was kicked in, and the items taken included a computer and several flat screen televisions.

The Investigation Division of the sheriff’s office can be reached at (252) 738-2200. The Criminal Investigation Division of the police department can be reached at (252) 431-6063.