Friday, February 20, 2015
Tallahassee Democrat, Markel's Death Remains a Mystery:
Seven months after someone shot Florida State law professor Dan Markel in the garage of his Betton Hills home, the Tallahassee Police Department has yet to make an arrest or identify a suspect.
It's frustrating to those who knew the 41-year-old father of two. His friends and neighbors worry that the trail has gone cold. But police say they are still working the case. ... Investigators still believe Markel was the "intended target" of whoever killed him, said TPD spokesman Officer David Northway. ...
Markel was shot July 18, a sunny Friday morning. ... Markel later died at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. His death invoked remembrance ceremonies across the nation for the well-known legal scholar and Harvard graduate.
TPD's Northway said the case is still assigned to an investigator, who gets all the information as it comes in. That investigator is helped by two assistant investigators, who work on the case as needed. Northway stressed that Markel's death has not been labeled a cold case. A cold case, he said, is one that has gone dormant for at least a year.