Authorities Hope Billboards, Reward $$ Will Solve 2009 Murder of Bucks Lawyer
By Brad Segall
HOLLAND, Pa. (CBS) — Authorities in Bucks County, Pa. are stepping up their investigation into the murder nearly five years ago of an attorney, gunned down in the parking lot of his office as he arrived for work.
Prosecutors say they’re casting a wider net, using digital billboards throughout the Philadelphia area and a $20,500 reward they hope will jog someone’s memory.
Eric Birnbaum was shot in the back of the head the morning of February 11, 2009, in the parking lot of his Holland, Pa. office on Buck Road by a man wearing a dark cap and sunglasses.
Bucks County prosecutor Matt Weintraub says police could be just one tip away from solving this crime.
“This was not a random event,” Weintraub believes. “There is some connection either directly or tangentially linking Eric Birnbaum and his killer, and that means that there are people other than the killer that know exactly what happened.”
Weintraub says detectives have recently received what he described as “credible” tips but would not elaborate.
The FBI is actively involved in the probe, along with numerous local police departments.