Information sought in cold case homicide

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) – The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in a cold case homicide.

On the evening of March 29th, 2006, Louis Dewitt Mercer was shot and killed in his home on Fowler Manning Road. His family was present in the home, but were unable to provide any substantial witness information to assist in the case.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Investigative Services Unit, conducted an investigation at the time but did not have enough evidence to make an arrest.

One year prior to being murdered, Mercer was hospitalized after being the victim of a home invasion robbery. Investigators believe the two incidents are related. The robbery occurred in Duplin County where Mercer lived at the time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Linwood Darden or Major C.D. Thomas at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to apprehension or arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Please refer to Case 2006-005952 when calling or texting about this case.

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