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Mass Mailing Murder Clues Sought

June 22, 2000

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) _ Investigators working on a two-year-old murder case are hopeful that some fresh leads turn up in the mail.

The Richmond County sheriff is mailing 65,000 questionnaires to local residents asking if they can provide any clues into the murder of David Holt.

Detectives hope the anonymous qestionnaire will pry tips and information from people who otherwise wouldn’t want to get involved.

``What we’re thinking is that people overhear things, people hear conversations,″ said Sgt. Wayne Bunton, a homicide investigator for the Richmond County sheriff.

Investigators say the questionnaires should start turning up in residents’ mailboxes Saturday.

Holt’s body was found in the trunk of his car in Aiken County, S.C., just across the Savannah River from Augusta. Holt managed a Sam’s Club store in Augusta, and police suspect his killer also is responsible for a robbery at the store the same night as the June 1998 murder.

Sam’s Club, which is offering a $200,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, paid for the questionnaires and postage.

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