Eugene Pierce was a freshman at North Carolina A&T State University and he worked as a clerk at the Circle K convenience store. He was almost done with his semester and was planning to head back to New Jersey for winter break. While on his shift, he was the victim of a deadly robbery. The other individual in the store survived and gave detectives information. Almost 26 years later, the case remains unsolved but newly discovered DNA evidence could identify the person responsible.

Greensboro Crime Stoppers

On December 8, 1989 at 2:30 p.m. the body of Eugene W. Pierce, a North Carolina A&T student, was discovered behind the counter area of the Circle K convenience store, 2303 North Church Street. Mr. Pierce died as a result of a gunshot wound during a robbery of the business. Also wounded in the incident was a customer. There is a Governor’s reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this offense.

New Evidence in 1989 Cold Case

Recently – a development in the case. Detectives found a sealed piece of DNA evidence. Methodist University professor of Applied Forensic Science, Dave Pauly, says if the evidence wasn’t contaminated prior to could be very useful.

Of course, it will take a few months for results to come back. In the meantime...detectives hope they will soon have an answer as to who did it.

“We’re gonna keep pursuing every lead until we get a resolution on this case,” said Matthews, his eyes wide and voice determined. “We’re not gonna stop.”