CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) — More than 20 years after the murder of a Cherry Hill man, his family awaits justice. There has been little evidence of Robert Ucciferri’s murder, but investigators say they are not giving up.
Robert Ucciferri was an amazing talented man.
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“There was nothing he wasn’t afraid to tackle,” said Louis Ucciferri. “We went into an area and he did an extension over a garage, and we ended up doing more than half the block. He could sell. He could build.”
“Some people are good at certain things,” said Kristina Ucciferri.
“He was gifted,” Louis said.
Robert’s brother Louis and daughter Kristina sat down with CBS3 Mysteries more than 20 years after he was shot and killed.
“It’s still hard 20 years later,” Louis said. “It still touches the heart, still thinking about coffee. So.”
It was March 29, Good Friday, 2002. Robert came to the Cherry Hill American Legion. He saw friends at the bar.
“As the night wore on, Robert came forward and sat down with his friend and her companion,” said Sgt. Dennis Convery, of the Camden Country Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Division, said. “They have had a drink. They played billiards all night, and then at about 1:30 am it was the last call for the bar.
Robert left around 1:45 am. The bartender finished at 2:30 am
“She saw there was another pickup truck,” Convery said. “She thought it was a little strange, but she didn’t mind.”
The next day, members of the Legion were back for an Easter egg hunt—and that pickup was still on the property.
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“At that point, she asked some members of the American Legion to look at the truck, which they did,” Convery said, “and when they did, they sadly found Robert dead in the vehicle, slumped down.”
He had been shot twice. The family was called the next day. It was Easter.
All the years later there are fond memories.
“He’d give you the shirt off his back, Bob,” Louis said. “He was very talented. Very talented man but family first. Family first. He was like the protector.”
Over the years, detectives have targeted people interested in the case.
One has been ruled out by researchers. There has always been a second on the fringe of the investigation.
“After knocking on some doors, we’ve gotten some additional information,” Convery said, “which seems fruitful and hopefully something like this can give us a little more information on how to cross that line.”
One point of distinction was that Robert’s landscape pickup had a unique logo.
Police think it might trigger a memory.
“There was a little picture of like Dino the Flintstones dinosaur on it,” Convery said. “I remember the truck as a kid driving through the area.”
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The Camden County homicide detectives want to hear from you. Call them at 856-365-3279.