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NYPD Homicide Detective Reinvestigates Murder of Greg Witman; Launches Confidential Tip Line – 717-819-6006

$100,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Real Killer

Highly decorated former NYPD homicide detective Jay Salpeter will be joined by Ron and Sue Witman, retired Aberdeen, MD police officer, George Matheis, Jr., friends and family members at 11:30 am, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania to announce the reinvestigation of the murder of Gregory Witman.

Gregory Witman, 13 years-old, was found savagely murdered on October 2, 1998, in his home in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Police did little investigation and contaminated the crime scene preventing the collection of credible forensic evidence. A neighbor reported seeing a confused man in a white van near the Witman home at the time of the murder, and a police report cites an unknown person who was seen near Greg as he walked home from school. Gregory was also involved in a dispute at school a short time before he arrived home and was brutally attacked.

Greg’s older brother, Zachary, 15 years-old at the time of the murder, was arrested seven days later. Police found bloody gloves and a tiny penknife almost 12 hours after arriving at the crime scene. There was no blood, fingerprints or DNA matching Zach found on the knife or gloves. He was tried 4 1/2 years later, convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in the sensational murder trial.

Investigator Jay Salpeter’s work has led to solving the wrongful convictions of Martin Tankleff in New York and Damien Echols, on death row in Arkansas in the West Memphis 3 case. He is seeking anyone with information about the murder and the police investigation to please call the confidential tip line. The real perpetrator remains at large, possibly still in the community.

New forensic evidence developed by famed forensic scientist, Dr. Henry Lee, as well as an analysis by edge weapon expert George Matheis, raise significant questions about the case against Zachary Witman who has been in prison for 15 years.

Zach Witman’s case is currently before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is seeking a new trial based upon ineffective counsel.


WHO: Private investigator and former NYPD detective, Jay Salpeter, Ron and Sue Witman, retired MD police officer, George Matheis, friends and family

WHAT: Reinvestigation of Greg Witman murder

WHERE: Yorktowne Hotel, 48 East Market Street, Lancaster room, 3rd Floor

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11:30 am

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