Just because years and, in some cases, decades pass by, that doesn't mean an unsolved case is ignored by law enforcement. Case in point, authorities continue to look into a 1985 murder in Galloway Township.

It was on the afternoon of March 14, 1985, that 79-year-old Etrul Barnett was found shot to death in his home in the South Egg Harbor section of the township.

Get our free mobile app

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill said in a statement on Tuesday,

Thirty-six years have passed since the fatal shooting of Etrul Barnett and the discovery of his body in his home. Investigators at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and detectives of the Galloway Township Police Department remain steadfast in the pursuit of justice for Mr. Barnett and his family, as they diligently continue their work to solve this homicide. I ask the public to contact our office if they have any information that could assist investigators in solving this case.

Anyone with information about the murder of Etrul Barnett is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at (609) 909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website.

Cold Cases: Unsolved Murders and Missing People in South Jersey

The most heinous New Jersey murders that shook our communities