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Police renew search for killer in 1979 cold case - abc27 WHTM

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Police renew search for killer in 1979 cold case

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Upper Allen Township police continue to investigate the murder of 27-year-old Bruce Madden. His body was found in the trunk of his car along the 900 block of Knepper Drive in Mechanicsburg on November 30, 1979.

Police say Madden was a convicted drug dealer who was last seen alive in the parking lot of the Paradise Bar. 

Lieutenant Michael McLaughlin has been on the case since 1986. He said a suspect in the case still lives in the area and he continues to build his case.

McLaughlin said people are starting to come forward with information and since there is no statute of limitations, he can make an arrest when all the evidence comes together.

Pennsylvania State Police have also assigned an investigator to the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Upper Allen Township Police Department.

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