The Dundee murder mystery remains a mystery. Still no arrest, still no suspect named, despite a sketch of a person of interest and a $25,000 reward. Police do say they are being inundated with leads.
Why 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and housekeeper Shirlee Sherman were stabbed to death in the Hunter home near 54th and Davenport on March 13th remains unanswered. Who did it also remains unanswered.
“That's generated a lot tips for us which has been really helpful," says Omaha Police Lt. Darci Tierney. "Obviously this is a big tragedy for our community as is any homicide and we hope to get through this. We hope to make an arrest on this. That's the best we can for the family at this point to provide some closure for them and for the community."
Police say the killer may no longer be in the Omaha area and detectives know that. They say leads are pouring in from all over the region.
"Our homicide detectives are still continuing to look into this, look into every single lead that we have and we see where it takes them and hopefully we'll be able to solve this crime," says Lt. Tierney.
As for the composite released, police say it's the only description they have to offer. "The sketch was something that the investigators felt was good to get out to help locate a person that looked like this, so they can get some questions answered."
Not even the race and age of the person of interest are clear. Neighbors offered varying descriptions. Anyone with information should call police at 444-5656.