New Bern police are asking for information about a cold-case homicide that took the life of 18-year-old Kevin Miller in the summer of 2002.

Miller was staying with a friend at an apartment on the 1100 block of Colony Drive in New Bern at the time of the slaying.

According to police at the time, he attended a party in that apartment on the night of July 24. Police responded to the location and found Miller suffering from life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to Craven Regional Medical Center (now called CarolinaEast Medical Center), and by the next morning, he was dead. His death was ruled a homicide.

“There was no sign of a struggle and there was virtually no physical evidence,” police spokesman Chris Stansbury said in published reports. “We’re still investigating. His grandmother still calls to ask about the case.”

The case remained unsolved because of a shortage of reliable information.

New Bern police are dusting off the file and hoping new information will emerge 18 years later.

“Though years have passed, the department remains committed to bringing closure to this case,” NBPD announced in a news release. “We are asking anyone with information to please contact police at 252-633-2020, the TIPS line at 252-636-5034, or the Craven County Crime Stoppers line at 252-633-5141.

“Information can be provided anonymously.”

 

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