Petersburg family looks for leads in murder case

By Ryan Nobles - bio | email

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - This week marks the one year anniversary of a murder in Petersburg that remains unsolved. 44-year-old David Lee Frenzley was gunned down inside his home on Kirkham Street. Police have yet to make an arrest in the case and admit that their investigation is at a standstill.

In 2010, Petersburg police exhausted every possible lead they had in the search for person responsible for Frenzley's death. They are hoping the one year anniversary of his murder will spark new information that will lead them to his killer.

It was a death that at the time made no sense.

"All we know is just that somebody knocked on his door, he opened the door and he was shot," said Frenzley's cousin Jacquelin Stephenson.

Frenzley, a brother and son gunned down in cold blood. One year later Petersburg police seem just as baffled as his family was the night of the shooting.

"I wish we had better news," said Detective Daniel Felthoff.

Felthoff has been on case the since that cold January night in 2010. At the time, he had hoped the crime would be solved quickly.

"The evidence that was on the scene was processed but unfortunately it hasn't turned up anything that is why we are reaching out to the community again," Felthoff said.

Felthoff is reaching out with the hope that some new tid-bit of information, even something that seems insignificant, could lead to the break investigators have been without over the past 365 days.

"It's been very frustrating," said Stephenson. She is hoping for a break, a break that would give her and other members of David Lee Frenzly's family closure.

"David was a beautiful person," she said "Very caring and giving."

Petersburg police re-iterate their plea that if you know anything, even something small connected to the case to contact them right away. That little bit of information could be the difference in bringing a killer to justice. The Petersburg crime solvers number is 861-1212.

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