Real Name: David Eugene Hurley
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
Date: June 13, 1992
Details: At 1:30 am on the morning of June 13, 1992, thirty-four-year-old David Hurley said goodbye to his wife of nine years, Pam, and left home. He drove along Route 22 in Monroeville to pick up donuts before a weekend outing with his brother's Boy Scout troop. After leaving the donut shop, he was involved in a minor traffic accident, being sideswiped by another vehicle that came out of nowhere. The two pulled over along Route 22 in Wilkins Township. When David got out of his van to exchange insurance information, the other driver punched him for no apparent reason. He then shot him once in the shoulder, once in the lower chest, and once in the back as he tried to flee.
David, seriously wounded, then drove the two miles back home. when he called up to Pam, she didn't understand why he was home, until he told her that he had been shot. She immediately came down and called 911.
Paramedics soon arrived and at 3:30 am, he told police and his wife what had happened to him. He was then transported via Life Flight to Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh. He appeared to be doing well until he started having trouble breathing. In addition to the gunshot wounds, he was bleeding internally from a lacerated liver. At the hospital, he was taken into surgery and died at 6:30 am after going into acute cardiac arrest. All police have now is a description of the suspect from David himself shortly before he died.
Suspects: David's killer is described as a young black male driving a gold or champagne colored Honda Prelude, model year 1989 or 1990. He is believed to be local. David did not notice anything unusual about the assailant's appearance. He has never been identified.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the April 7, 1993 episode.
Results: Unresolved. In 1995, police got a break when a crime lab determined a gun involved in another case matched the one used in David's murder. Because it had changed hands since then, that investigation led nowhere. Authorities stated that they have a suspect in the case that they believe is responsible, but that they do not have enough evidence to charge him. They need a unidentified woman who may have information in the case to come forward.
- David Hurley at Unsolved.com
- (1993 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article) Drugs a factor in many killings
- SitcomsOnline Discussion board on David's case