Sheriff examining cold case murders | Crime
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The Rowan County Sheriff's Office is offering a new reward in a cold case from 2001.
Chief Deputy David Ramsey announced on Monday that he is taking a fresh look at the murder of Marlon Darnell Ellis, 33, who was found dead in a wooded area on February 7, 2001. Ellis' body was found hidden underneath brush in a wooded area near 201 Five Row Road in Salisbury.
"There really has been very few leads that has developed in that case over the 11 years since it happened," Ramsey said.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
Ellis died from several gunshot wounds. Around the time of Ellis' death, he had been working for U.S.A. Staffing, a temporary service in Salisbury.
During the week of January 29, 2001, through February 2, 2001, Ellis worked at Pro-Mats and Wagoner Construction. Police say Ellis was living in various locations, including a homeless shelter.
WBTV spoke with his mother, Andrea Polk, who says the last 11 years have been full of pain.
"Who do you think you are to take my son's life and shoot him five times and dump his body and cover him up and think its not going to be found?," Polk said.
A $1,000 cash reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to arrest and/or conviction. If you have any information on this case, please contact the Criminal Investigative Division at the Rowan County Sheriff's Office at (704) 216-8687.
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