UNSOLVED MURDER – Western Blvd Tarboro – 1987

The Tarboro Police Department is requesting any information on a 27 year old unsolved homicide.

On August 31 1987 just after midnight, store manager Roy John Rieck was stabbed to death inside of Pizza Hut on Western Blvd in Tarboro. Witnesses reported seeing a 1970’s model, light colored Ford LTD in the parking lot around the time the crime occurred. Another witness told investigators that they saw a black male, approximately 20 years old, outside of Pizza Hut around midnight. Police were able to make a composite sketch of the unidentified man based on the witnesses’ description. A briefcase taken during the robbery was found near I-95 near Nashville, NC.

Anyone with any information, please contact Detective Richardson of the Tarboro Police Department at 252-641-4272 or email at brichardson@tarboro-nc.com. All information will be kept strictly confidential.