As police seek for that nameless caller, Bailey can also be looking for leads.
Bailey stated he needs to know why Bartenfield was killed. “We don’t know why he was the place he was. We don’t know who he could have bumped into,” he stated.
Younger stated with the advances in expertise, police can now take a look at proof recovered in 1990. “DNA is the largest factor,” he stated. “We despatched stuff to be examined lately.”
The proof was despatched to the State Crime Lab in September of 2020. Investigators are nonetheless ready for the outcomes, Younger stated.
Bartenfield’s mom, Mona Wheeler, is now 76. Wheeler stated she referred to as her son Chip as a result of he was born six weeks earlier than his due date. “He was so tiny,” she stated.
“Proper earlier than Chip died, it was my birthday,” she stated. “I knew he was going as much as Hickory … earlier than he left to go up there he stopped by to see me.”
Wheeler stated he apologized that he wouldn’t be residence for her birthday and gave her a hug. “He stated, ‘Mama, I really like you greater than anyone on the face of the Earth,’” Wheeler stated.
Wheeler’s youngest daughter, Karen, died at age 11 from a blood illness. “I had already misplaced one little one. When you lose one you actually don’t assume in 1,000,000 years that you possibly can lose two,” she stated.