Fairbanks Police continue searching for information in 26-year-old murder case
After 26 years, Fairbanks Police are still trying to solve a murder. On May 30, 1994, Fairbanks Police received a panic alarm from the Garden Island Deli on Illinois St. When they arrived they found the clerk, David “Barry” McNulty dead from a gunshot and the cash register emptied.
In the time after the murder, they interviewed numerous people, even tracing all the customers who had purchased something that day. They also used the most modern forensic methods of the day to collect evidence, but after all this time FPD still doesn’t have a suspect.
Sergeant Scott Adams has been working at FPD since 1996 and spent many years as a detective trying to solve the case. He said every year around the anniversary, they like to remind the public and encourage anyone who knows about the killing to come forward.
"Even if the information you have [is something] you feel is unimportant, is too small, is just a minor thing... please call us and pass along the information. It might help connect two other dots that aren't connected yet," Adams said.
He said the family of McNulty is still hoping to see justice for him, and that his wife often calls asking if they have any new information.
"If you remember anybody talking about it, and when they are talking about it, in the back of your mind you're thinking 'why does this person know so much about this' or 'why do they keep talking about this -- is something an indicator?' If you happen to know the person who did it and you have been sitting on that secret for a long time, now would be a good time to come forth,” Adams said.
He said that anyone who has information about the case should contact the Fairbanks Police Department at (907) 450-6500.