As a Saginaw County murder investigation nears the one-month mark, the trail is still cold in the search for Scott Humphrey's killer.
Investigators said Humphrey was found dead at his Saginaw County home April 30. An autopsy later revealed he died of a gunshot wound. Neighbors are wondering where the investigation stands.
"Up at our little restaurant, people have been asking if I'm concerned, or what I think, or did I hear anything," said Brenda Meyer, Albee Township resident. Meyer lives across the street from Humphrey's home.
Sheriff Bill Federspiel said detectives are getting closer thanks to tips from the community.
"We have evidence we're processing. We're processing leads from people who have called in tips," he said.
The homicide happened in a rural community, and Federspiel said they don't know if anyone witnessed the murder.
"If there was we need to find that person. If there wasn't, we need to find other people to step forward and provide us with the info we need," he said.
Several weeks after Humphrey was found dead inside his home, the sheriff's department is asking anyone with information to come forward.
"Anyone that knew him and knows what might have happened or who might have committed this homicide," Federspiel said.
He said residents nearby should not be afraid but be watchful of their surroundings.
"I've told people not to live in fear but to be vigilant with their neighborhood keep an eye on things," he said.
It's a mindset Meyer said she's also applying every day.
"It's unfortunate, but I've lived here my whole life. I've never had to worry, I'm not going to worry now," she said.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:08:39 GMT
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