Lancaster Detective Nate Nickel hung up on me at Monday afternoon.I was questioning him about the murder investigation of Heather Marie Nunn who was killed on Sunday, October 24, 2004.
I asked him if a description of the gloves found at the scene had been released to the public.He said, "No."I asked him what kind of gloves they were.I asked him why they didn't release a description or photograph to the news media as someone might be able to identify them.He said, "...it was not pertinent to release that information."
I asked him if a description of the gun used in the killing had been released to the public.He said, "No."I asked him why not.He said I was "grilling" him.He hung up on me.
It's been over three months since someone shot Heather Marie Nunn three times in the chest in her home with her two daughters upstairs in the house.Why haven't the police released a description or picture of the gloves the killer apparently used?Couldn't someone recognize them?Why haven't the police released a description of the type of gun?Couldn't someone recognize it?
We pay the police to protect us.There is a second killer on the loose.If the Lancaster Detectives can not solve this crime, then outside help needs to be brought in now.
By Brett Lovelace, Intelligencer Journal, October 26, 2004
"Two young girls heard their 24-year-old mother being shot to death Sunday night inside their Pearl Street home, police said."
"A team of 25 investigators spent Sunday night and Monday trying to identify the man who shot Nunn at least two times in the chest before fleeing her home at 224 Pearl Street."
"The slaying suspect apparently dropped a pair of gloves and vomited in an alley near the Pearl Street home after the shooting, police said,"
"'We won't stop until this case is solved,' Gatchell (Detective Lt. Sam Gatchell) said. "There are a few people we are considering as suspects, and I'd like to hope that an arrest could be made within 24 hours.'"
Hunt still on for killer of woman in Pearl St. home
By Janet Kelly, Lancaster New Era, December 31, 2004
"'We're still actively investigating it,' city police Detective Nate Nickel said on Tuesday."
"While no arrests have been made, Nickel remained positive, saying police are 'still getting good information - we're not at a stalemate.We're keeping everything open.'"
"Nickel said that in the past two months detectives have delved into Nunn's life, talking to her friends, neighbors and everyone who knew her, hoping to learn what happened on the night of her death."
"Because there were no signs of forced entry into the home, police believe Nunn was acquainted with her killer."
Shoring up the thin blue line
By Gil Smart, Sunday News, January 2, 2005
"It's been two years since the Lancaster Bureau of Police got a makeover.And Chief William Heim said the new approach to fighting crime is having an effect."
"And between 2001 and 2003, incidents of drugs, shots fired, domestic calls and disturbances fell, while proactive police activities such as special details, following up on general problems and stopping suspicious pedestrians were up."
There is not a mention in Gil Smart's piece about Heather Marie Nunn, Cortney Fry or 31 bank robberies.