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.
# # # #

Susan C. Danielsen
Public Information Officer
Greensboro Police Department
300 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.gsopd.org
(w) 336.574.4002
(m) 336.451.5715
susan.danielsen@greensboro-nc.gov<mailto:susan.danielsen@greensboro-nc.gov>

Partnering to fight crime for a safer Greensboro

=======================================================
Please note that email sent to and from this address is subject
to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

Be the first to comment on "GPD: Man charged with murder in connection with car fire homicide in Greensboro"

Leave a comment

Title
Caption
File name
Size
Alignment
Link to
  Open new windows
  Rel nofollow