Unknown Eva Kay Wenal Killer- Georgia- 2008 Nov 5, 2016 3:00:25 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 5, 2016 3:00:25 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Eva Kay Wenal (victim), Right: Sketch and photo of unknown suspect)
America's Most Wanted segment: Part 1: vimeo.com/48218891
America's Most Wanted segment: Part 2: vimeo.com/48219036
From the Daily Mail:
Police in Georgia are appealing for information regarding the identity of an unknown man in photographs who may hold the key to the murder of former model Kay Wenal.
Four years after the unsolved murder of the 60-year-old in Gwinnett County, police believe the unidentified man, possibly a family friend, bears some striking similarities to a sketch of a person witnesses saw near the Wenal house at the time of the murder in May of 2008.
Discovered after relatives handed over a box of Wenal's posessions to police after her widower Hal Wenal died of a heart attack, police hope newly released clues will finally lead them to her killer.
Coupled with the photographs, police in Gwinnett County, Georgia are hoping a note written using cut-out letters from magazines could help them finally get the break they need.
Police released the letter and photos to the public for the first time last month in the hope of generating leads.
'The letter was dusted for prints, also tested for DNA, but prints were not of any value,' said Cpl. Kelly Millsap of the Gwinnett County Homicide Cold Case Division to WSBTV
'It shows, I guess, a motive. It talks about a relationship or possible relationship this person may have had with Kay Wenal.
In one line, the letter said, 'She loved me but that was a lie too.'
'We absolutely think it was constructed by whoever did kill her,' said Gwinnett County police Det. John Richter of the newly released letter.
Kay Wenal was brutally stabbed in the neck and her body was found in the kitchen of the rented home she shared with her husband Harold “Hal” Wenal, a prominent real estate developer.
The letter was mailed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Norcross office in the months after Wenal was found dead, and the newspaper turned it over to police after receiving it.
Investigators believe Kay Wenal’s killer was someone she knew well, and the letter is written as though it’s from a scorned lover.
'We are very interested in people who resemble that sketch and we are very interested in the person in those photographs,' said Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith to the Atlanta Journal Constitution
'Not to say that any of those people would necessarily be the suspect in this homicide.'
Four years ago, successful property developer Harold 'Hal' Wenal, 72, came home to the upscale neighbourhood of Sugarloaf Springs to find his wife dead in a pool of blood with her throat slit.
The officer who responded to Wenal's panicked 911 call arrived to find him 'laid down beside his wife, begging us to help,' said the police report.
With no signs of forced entry and no theft from the property, police at first turned their attention to Hal Wenal.
However, he was cleared after three weeks of investigations by police during which family and friends told them that they were a happy couple.
Offering a reward of $250,000, Hal Wenal tried to discover who killed his wife that May day.
'I desperately want to know what happened that day,' said Hal Wenal before his death of a heart attack in June 2010 at a business meeting.
'I want to know who and why with every fibre in my being.'
Police have long suspected that Kay knew her killer and that her murder was a crime of passion.
The letter sent to the Atlanta newspaper hints of an intimate relationship between Kay and the killer.
'You can deduce that it's a personal letter,' said Detective John Richter.
Hal Wenal knew of the letter before his death, but it did nothing to diminish his feelings for Kay.
'She was my life. She was my friend, my wife and my love and my joy to very honest with you,' said Hal Wenal.
Thoughts? Kay's case was profiled on the August 12th, 2012 episode of America's Most Wanted. And quite frankly, I'm shocked that at the very least the man in the photos hasn't been identified, let alone the case apparently still being unsolved after all this time. Part of me wonders if based on the man sending letters to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution if he was past the point of no return. He was so scorned he angrily killed Kay and then killed himself afterwards which would explain why no one has recognized him. In any Case I will post additional photos of the suspect from a Cincinnati Inquirer article on top of the admin notes:
Admin Note #1: According to past articles, anyone with information on the killing of Eva Kay Wenal is asked to call Gwinnett County Police Department detectives John Richter or Shelly Millsap at 770-513-5387.
Admin Note #2: If you have any news-related updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form