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1 year later: Greenville Police still looking for suspect in unsolved murder

By Jamie Hicks
Published On: May 14 2013 12:22:32 AM CDT
Updated On: May 14 2013 08:51:45 AM CDT
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

It's been one year since the murder of 57-year-old David Anthony "Tony" Knox, and Greenville Police said they are still searching for his killer.

Knox was found murdered on May 12, 2012. According to investigators, he was stabbed 17 times in the neck while inside his home at 908 Douglas Avenue. Greenville Police said they have developed several leads, but no arrests have been made in the case. They are now asking for the public’s help in solving the murder.

Michael McLawhorn, Knox’s cousin, said he went to check on the victim after no one had seen or heard from him in a few days. McLawhorn said when he got to the home, he discovered Knox’s body on the floor.

"I walked in the house and seen him lying there, but it was just a quick glance. I didn't see no blood or nothing [sic], you know. I thought maybe he just had a heart attack," McLawhorn said.

Investigators said Knox’s car, a 2002 Mazda, was taken from the scene and found two days later in a parking lot at the Arlington Village Shopping Center.

Rufus Addison lives next door to Knox's home and said he remembers when the murder happened.

"I felt scared. You know, there's a lot of stuff going on in the neighborhoods on this side of town," said Addison.

McLawhorn said he just hopes police will find out who killed his cousin soon.

"It needs to come to an end. [It's] been a year now and I'm waiting on the time when they find that killer," McLawhorn said. "You know, [Knox] would do anything for anybody and to die like this is just hard to believe, hard to believe."

Anyone who has details in this case is asked to call the Greenville Police Department's Major Crimes Unit at 252-329-4153. Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers will pay a reward for any information that would lead to an arrest. Call CrimeStoppers at 252-758-7777.