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1982 Murder In St. Petersburg Draws Renewed Interest


The murder of Joseph Warner has been the focus of major attention twice: first, when the 44-year-old father of five and 22-year Air Force veteran was killed in 1982 and later, when it was featured on America's Most Wanted.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the St. Petersburg Police Department is hoping for another burst of attention that might finally lead to an arrest.

Warner, who was employed by Brinks, was shot outside a department store at a mall by two men dressed as elevator repairmen in a heist that Assistant Police Chief Jim Previtera called "what can only be described as a made-for-TV-plot."

Now Brinks is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Through new DNA technology, the department's obtained information that could bring answers.

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