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Police seek evidence in Nashville murder

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NASHVILLE — The Nashville Police Department continues to investigate the homicide of Marquise Perry that occurred on Nov. 14.

“We received an anonymous tip from Fighting Crime NC that evidence of the homicide was thrown into the Tar River at the Lamon’s Ferry Bridge on South Halifax Road near N.C. 97,” said Police Chief Anthony Puckett.

The police department contacted the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, which sent its dive team trained in evidence recovery to assist in a search.

The team searched the area for two consecutive days and no evidence of the crime was recovered.

“We are very thankful for the team coming to assist us in the search,” Puckett said. “Although no evidence was located, we are committed to solving this crime and using every resource available to solve this tragic crime. Our agency is very thankful to have assistance from New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mount Police Department, in this investigation.”

Puckett said he continues to ask the public for any information that may assist law enforcement in locating the offender.

A reward of up to $1,500 is available for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information can contact Sgt. Shockley at 252-459-4545 or 252-903-8166 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

“Someone saw something or knows something that will help lead us to the arrest of the offender in this horrific crime,” Puckett said. “We are only concerned with any information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the person that committed this heinous act and are pleading with the community to come forward with information that may be helpful in the investigation.”