On 01-06-1980, David Krulewicz (18-years-old) was shot multiple times in his van, while parked in a wooded area off of Old Salem Road in Beaufort. The suspect, who was described as a black male, approached the passenger side of Krulewicz’s van and fired through the window. Krulewicz’s female passenger was then sexually assaulted by the suspect, who eventually fled the area.
In 1999, Probative evidence was re-examined and a male DNA profile was developed. The profile of the unknown suspect is currently in the FBI database and is routinely checked against convicted offenders nationwide. Numerous persons of interest have been eliminated through DNA analysis. Based on the behavior exhibited by the suspect during the crime, it can be surmised this was not his first offense. There were no similar incidents in documented at the time, so it is possible the suspect was in the military and may have moved on from the area.