IOW investigators continue search for killer in year-old murder

Posted at 11:34 PM, Feb 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-24 23:34:09-05

February 12th, 2013, 21-year-old Torrey Anderson’s car was found on fire. His body was found just feet away, burned beyond recognition. An image taken from the scene was just released to NewsChannel 3 by Isle of Wight investigators. After a year, they have yet to find Anderson’s killer.

"Somebody drove him here to Nike Park Rd, abandoned him and the car, set them on fire and left the scene," says Capt. Rick Gaddis.

Patches of dirt and dead grass remain as reminders.

"This would all be the general area of what would be left over,” says Sgt. Tommy Potter, as he shows where Anderson's car was found. "Charred remains, pieces of metal from the car."

Investigators believe Anderson was first shot and killed somewhere else, but have not discovered where. Anderson lived with his grandparents in Murfreesboro, North Carolina and commuted to his job in Smithfield.

"We have a lot of questions in regards to this case,” Capt. Gaddis says. “There's no way to pinpoint any one particular question. Obviously who he was with right before he died is a place we want to start."

Investigators are working to build a timeline. They do know where he was a few days before his murder

Anderson was last seen in Newport News at an upstairs apartment on Roanoke Avenue with three men. It's those three men that investigators have still not identified.

If you have any information about this case, you can call the Crimeline at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

"It’s truly a tragedy and we want to find out who did it," Capt. Gaddis says.