MSP needs your help as they search for a suspect

SALISBURY, Md. – After more than a year on the loose, the person responsible for killing a Salisbury man is still out there.

Maryland State Police need the public’s help to find the person who killed 23-year-old Craig Polk Junior. Polk’s loved ones say he had a big heart and was interested in learning about his family’s history, and cooking. “It’s a crime that dates back to February 2022. The victim in this case, Craig Polk was last seen alive on February 25th and he was reported missing the next day. His body wasn’t discovered until May 3rd on the edge of a field, on Rockawalkin Road in Salisbury,” says Ron Snyder, the Deputy Director of the Maryland State Police for the Office of Communications.

After Mr. Polk’s body was found, the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy to find the cause of death. “The autopsy found Mr. Polk’s death a homicide and the manner of death was a gunshot,” Snyder said.

Now the investigation continues to find out who fired the gun. Investigators say just 1 tip can help move the case forward. “Every little bit of information in a case like this helps, whether it be something you saw back in February or May, or anywhere in between or since then, you may have heard something or seen something or even seen something so minuscule or small could help us in this case,” Snyder said.

Even if you think it’s insignificant, MSP says your tip could bring Polk’s family justice. “We’re always hoping in cases like this that if someone’s reported missing, we have a best-case scenario and we find them alive. Unfortunately, this was not one of those cases. It’s a case that we’re still actively investigating and we’re looking for those who are responsible for this,” Snyder said.

In order to bring the suspect to justice any bit of information helps, you can call Maryland State Police with tips if you know anything.

You can reach Maryland State Police at 410-430-1556.

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