Cumberland police go door to door seeking tips in man’s murder

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CUMBERLAND, Ind. (June 30, 2015) -- "I just hope that people listen to this and people get tired of losing their children to this crap."

Emotional words from Michael Dunn after someone killed his son last week. Seth Dunn, 28, was found shot to death inside his Cumberland apartment at 11521 Taftwood Drive on June 25.

While family and friends leaned on each other for strength, police went door-to-door asking neighbors if they heard or saw anything the night Seth was killed.

"It gives us that opportunity to talk to those people. Be face to face with them, let them know 'Hey we're hear to help you. We've got someone that killed somebody, we want to get them off the streets so they don't do that to you or anybody you love either,'" said Detective Suzanne Woodland.

Police say they have some persons of interest in the case. They handed out a pamphlet with Seth's photo along with a reward amount and a number to call with tips.

Loved ones are tormented with the fact Seth's killer is still out there. But instead of frustration they shared stories of a kind and generous man who inspired them to spread love.

"Seth was one of the greatest guys you would have ever met. Nobody would have thought something like this would happen. He would give you the shirt off his back and the last penny in his pocket," said family friend, Niki Lilge.

Police hope some of the neighbors will speak up if they saw or heard anything the night of the murder. They're hoping the face to face approach will make people in the area feel more comfortable talking to police.

Meanwhile,  a family is preparing to say goodbye to their loved one.

"I never thought I'd see this day. I always thought my kids would outlive me--every parent does but that wasn't the case I don't know what the plan is with this but something positive is going to come out of it," said Dunn's father.

If you have any information about the murder of Seth Dunn, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS

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