BROOKLYN — Investigators have redoubled the hunt for their prime suspect in an unsolved 1992 murder in Brownsville — after a tipster recently came forward with information about the suspect, cops said.
Police have been on a decades-long manhunt for suspect Wade Arthur, 40, who they believe shot 23-year-old Henderson Griffith in the chest near Strauss Street and Lott Avenue in July 1992. The search canvassed states up and down the Eastern Seaboard, according to the NYPD and reports.
Griffith's uncle spotted Arthur at a house party in Fort Myers, Fla in 2009, but investigators only learned about the sighting in July, according to an NYPD spokesman and the Florida newspaper the Sun Sentinel.
Police scoured south Florida for Arthur earlier this month, but came up empty-handed, the Sentinel reported.
Arthur was arrested in Boston on drug charges in 1993, but he slipped through investigators' fingers because they had not yet connected him to the Brooklyn murder, according to the Sentinel.
Arthur is about 5-foot-10, 175 pounds and may wear his hair in dreadlocks, the NYPD said.
He has used aliases including Wayne Augustus Williams and Antonio Benjamin, the Sentinel reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).