GPD: Man charged with murder in connection with car fire homicide in Greensboro

Homicide on Falconridge Ct. Solved

GREENSBORO, NC (June 19, 2017) – Earlier today, Greensboro detectives arrested Edward Jorge Gardner, 32, and charged him with First Degree Murder for the death of 53-year-old Ralph Coleman Dunbar whose remains were found in a burnt car off Falconridge Ct. on June 10.
The homicide investigation began shortly after 5 am that Sat. when fire officials discovered human skeletal remains in a vehicle that was set on fire approximately 200 yards north in a wooded area at the end of the court.
N.C. Department of Motor Vehicle inspectors assisted with the investigation by retrieving a vehicle identification number from the frame of the burned 2001 Ford Taurus, which was registered to Dunbar of 2994 Stanley Rd Trailer #14 in Archdale. A medical examiner confirmed that Dunbar was the victim through a comparison of medical x-rays. The cause of death is pending toxicology tests.
Following a trail of evidence on social media sites and mobile phones, detectives learned that Gardner and Coleman met through the internet and agreed to meet each other on June 9 for a liaison. What transpired between the two in the intervening hours remains under investigation.
Gardner was taken in to custody without incident at approximately 6:30 am at a friend’s home at 3528 Drawbridge Lane. He is also charged with Felony Burning of Personal Property. Gardner is currently confined in the Guilford County Jail without bond.
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Susan C. Danielsen
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Greensboro Police Department
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