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LAW ENFORCEMENT TURNING TO VICTIM’S FRIENDS AND WITNESSES IN YEAR LONG MURDER INVESTIGATION

September 21, 2016

It’s been one year since Keith Wilbert Jr. was murdered in the home where he and four roommates lived together in southwest Pine Bluff.

Wilbert, 21, was shot when as many as three individuals entered the home at 43Keith Wilbert, Jr.02 Boone Street about 2:30 AM, Wednesday, September 23rd 2015.  The murder scene was only a short distance northeast of U.S. Highway 79 (business route) and the Interstate 530 interchange.  Wilbert’s roommates were present when the shooting occurred.  All were students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Kyle Hunter, Eleventh (West) Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, recently requested special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to review the Pine Bluff Police Department investigative file related to Wilbert’s murder and assist the local department in the continuing investigation.

"I believe someone knows more about what happened that night,” said Prosecuting Attorney Hunter.

“Regardless of how insignificant the information might seem, we want to hear from anyone who has information about what may have occurred inside the house in the hours leading up to the murder, or information about anything out of the ordinary someone saw outside the house, and we want to hear from anyone with knowledge about who would want to kill Wilbert,” Hunter said.

Individuals with information about the murder or knowledge about individuals who may have been in the home are asked to contact the Arkansas State Police by calling (501) 618-8100.