CRIME

Tyson Barnette route retraced by police

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP/WJLA) - Prince George's County police and U.S. Postal investigators retraced the route taken by a postal worker who was slain while delivering mail in Landover.

Officers handed out flyers Saturday morning seeking information about the slaying of 26-year-old Tyson Barnette of Upper Marlboro. He was found fatally shot shortly after 7 p.m. Nov. 23 in a residential neighborhood. There are still no major clues in the his murder.

Detectives talked to neighbors, hoping someone may have seen or heard something that evening.

“They just asked me if I saw the mail man that particular day, which I didn’t,” says neighbor Richard Abernathy.

The 70 year old has lived in the same home since he was a boy.

“Nothing like that has happened in this area that I can remember and like I said, I’ve been here for quite some time,” Abernathy says.

A combined reward of up to $125,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Anyone with information is urged to call Prince George's police at 301-772-4925 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Services for Barnette were held Saturday in Rock Hill, S.C.

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