Reward offered as town homicide nears 1 year

OBSERVER File Photo New York state troopers are pictured June 11, 2021, outside the South Shore Motor Lodge in the town of Dunkirk.

A reward is being offered for information in the June 2021 homicide of a 41-year-old man whose body was found in the early morning hours outside a town of Dunkirk motel.

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering the reward, up to $7,500, contingent upon the arrest or indictment of the person or persons responsible for the death of Andrew Garner.

Troopers based at the Fredonia police barracks were asked around 2:45 a.m. the morning of June 11, 2021, to check on the welfare of a person at the South Shore Motor Lodge in Dunkirk.

The body of a man later identified as Garner was found by troopers in the parking lot of the 5040 Route 5 property.

Garner was previously identified as a Jamestown resident though his most recent address was not known.

The New York State Police confirmed that the man’s death was the result of a homicide.

No further details, including how many times Garner had been shot or of a possible motive, have been released by police.

Crime Stoppers WNY can be reached at 716-867-6161. Tips also can be submitted via the Crime Stoppers mobile app.


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