Brother of Homicide Victim Raises Money for Reward 

UPDATE: Recently another a Good Samaraitan donated an additional $2,000, bringing the reward to $12,000

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On the evening of September 24, 2015 the Caribou Fire Department responded to a residential building fire on lower Lyndon Street in Caribou. After putting the fire out firefighters discovered the body of the homeowner 58 year-old Kenneth Zernicke.  Zernicke’s death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, but the case was never solved. 

Zernicke’s home is located near a busy four-way intersection and Maine State Police detectives have always hoped someone saw something that would help with the investigation.

“It’s a small town and somebody knows what happened to my brother. I just want someone to come forward and do the right thing. I’m hoping this reward will help do that” said Zernicke’s brother Joe Bourgoine. 
Bourgoine has spent the past six years saving money to offer up a reward that he hopes will provide answers.

The reward being offered is $10,000. If anyone has information about the case they are asked to contact the Maine State Police.