Aug. 2, 2020

Episode 43: The unsolved murder of Ft. Bragg soldier Jose Melendez Jr.

Episode 43: The unsolved  murder of Ft. Bragg soldier Jose Melendez Jr.

On November 28, 2017, Army Specialist Melendez had been out with friends. Melendez had taken friends to the Black Flower Bar and was the designated driver on that evening. He wanted to make sure his friends didn’t drive drunk and that they got home...


On November 28, 2017, Army Specialist Melendez had been out with friends. Melendez had taken friends to the Black Flower Bar and was the designated driver on that evening. He wanted to make sure his friends didn’t drive drunk and that they got home safely. He had planned to return to Fort Bragg the next day to report for duty.

According to Sgt. Pennica of the Raleigh Police Department’s homicide unit, an unidentified killer shot Jose to death after he dropped off friends. Jose had picked up some items at his friend's apartment and was walking to his car. Out of the darkness, an unknown killer
approached Jose and shot him to death.

If you know anything about the Jose Melendez homicide, please contact the Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP or go to www.raleighcrimestoppers.org. There is a financial reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of Jose’s killer. For more information about Jose, please visit the Justice for Spc. Jose Melendez, Jr. FB page.

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