CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) – More than 20 years after a Cherry Hill man was murdered, his family awaits justice. Few leads have been found in the murder of Robert Ukiferi, but investigators say they are not giving up.
Robert Ukiferi was one heck of a genius.
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“There was nothing he wasn’t afraid to deal with,” said Louis Uciferi. “We would go to an area and he did an addition in a garage, and we did half a block over. He could sell. He could build.”
“Just some people are good at certain things,” said Christina Uciferi.
“He was gifted,” said Louis.
More than 20 years after Robert’s brother Louis and daughter Christina were shot and killed, CBS 3 sat down with mysteries.
“It’s still tough even 20 years later,” Louis said. “It still touches the heart, still thinking about drinking coffee. So.”
It was March 29, Good Friday, 2002. Robert Cherry Hill joined the US Army. He saw friends at the bar.
“As the night progressed, Robert made his way forward and sat down with his friend and his companions,” Sgt. Dennis Convery with the Homicide Unit of the Camden Country Prosecutor’s Office said. “They had a few drinks. They played pool all night long, and then at about 1:30 there was the last call to the bar.
Robert left at about 1:45. Bartender finished at 2:30
“He saw a pickup truck was still there,” Convery said. “He felt a little weird, but he didn’t think much about it.”
The next day, the members of the military were back for Easter egg hunts—and that pickup truck was still a lot.
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“At the time, he asked some members of the US military to examine the truck, which they did,” Convery said, “and in doing so, unfortunately, they found Robert dead in the vehicle, tossed down.”
He was shot twice. The next day the family got a call. It was Easter.
Even after so many years the memories are fresh.
“He’ll give you the shirt off your back, Bob,” said Louis. “He was very talented. Very talented boy but family first. Family first. He was like a savior.”
Over the years, detectives have drawn attention to the interest of those involved in the case.
One has been ruled out by investigators. One second always remains on the periphery of the probe.
“After knocking on some doors, we’ve got some additional information,” Convery said, “which seems fruitful and hopefully doing something like this may give us some more information to cross that line.”
One notable feature, Robert’s Landscaping pickup truck had a unique logo.
The police think maybe it jogs a memory.
“There was a little picture of it like a dino dinosaur from the Flintstones,” Convery said. “I really remember the truck as a kid driving that area.”
Do you have any information about this massacre of March 2002?
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The homicide detectives at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office want to hear from you. Call them at 856-365-3279.