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Rochester Police Offer Reward in Homicide Investigation

September 24, 2018 05:52 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Investigators need information to lead to a break in the city's latest homicide case.

"Money is a motivator," said Capt. John Sherwin of the Rochester Police Department; "a motivator for people to share information."

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After 38-year-old Brandon Arndt was murdered, police conducted a neighborhood search of the entire area, and talked to all of the people who lived in Bob's Trailer Court.

He had a criminal past, but police believe what he served time for had nothing to do with why he was killed, and there is nothing to indicate Arndt was involved in criminal activity at the time of his death.

"I believe he was targeted," Sherwin said. "For what reason, I don't know. Is it a case of mistaken identity? I don't know. Is it a case of assumptions? The wrong trailer? We're working on several theories of why this happened."

On Sept. 10, Arndt's mother, Norma Hanson, told police she was asleep in her bedroom when she heard him answer the door, followed by the gunshot. Because of her mobility issues, by the time she got to Arndt, the suspect was gone.

"This is a tragedy, and she is suffering," Sherwin said. "And her family is suffering."

Hanson didn't want to appear on camera, but according to a statement she gave police, "Brandon always thought of others before himself ... He had many rough years, until he received the gift of a new kidney. He was looking forward to a new lease on life."

She begs anyone with information to come forward.

"There is someone that has killed someone," Sherwin said, "and they are not in custody."

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