Redner Murder Case Still Unsolved

It's been a year since the as-yet-unsolved murder of grocer Gary W. Redner of Redner's Markets, Inc. in Reading, Pa., but police investigators are still doggedly working on the case, according to a published report.

Redner, 55, was last seen alive leaving a tavern less than a quarter-mile from his home in Lower Heidelberg Township, Pa., at 7 p.m. on March 9, 2008, and was discovered dead on property adjoining his own the following day. He had been bludgeoned with an unidentified object.

Despite the lack of suspects or an obvious motive for the murder of the popular grocery executive, state police and Berks County district attorney John T. Adams say that the still-active case remains a top priority, according to the Reading, Pa., Eagle.

Physical evidence recovered from the crime scene is still being processed at state police forensic labs, troopers from the crime assessment section are developing profiles of potential suspects, and techniques including surveillance of people under suspicion are being employed, the newspaper reported.

Adams told the publication he's hopeful that an arrest will be made and urged citizens to contact state police or Crime Alert Berks County's tip line with any information on the case. So far over 100 people have called the tip line about the Redner investigation.

Police continue to seek information about a white work van reported in the vicinity around the time of the murder.

Redner's now operates 39 grocery stores and 12 convenience stores in three states. Along with his brother Richard, the company's president, c.e.o. and chairman, Redner, the EVP of procurement and director of wholesale operations, managed the business after 1990 retirement of their father, Earl.
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