Inside the Evidence: Who killed this Rochester father?

May 03, 2019 07:01 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Shot and killed in a home invasion. That's what happened to a local father 13 years ago. The killer has never been caught.

News10NBC's Nikki Rudd is taking us inside the evidence of this cold case and has exclusive pictures from the crime scene.  


Marvin Webb was just 26 years old. His two and five-year-old sons were in the house when he was murdered. 

"This is 331 Orange St," Rochester Police Investigator Mike Houlihan said. "This is the location of the homicide."

Webb lived in the house with his girlfriend and two young boys. Around 5:20 a.m. on April 15, 2006, two suspects forced their way into the house. 

"The suspects kicked the door open," Houlihan said.

They left boot marks on the door. You see them in exclusive pictures obtained by News10NBC. You can also see the damage to the front door. Investigators say the two men with a gun forced Webb's girlfriend and sons into the bathroom. 

"Then there was an argument and shots fired," Houlihan said.

When the girlfriend had enough courage to come out of the bathroom, she saw Webb. He was shot and on the floor. 

"When the first officer got there, he reported that Marvin Webb was still breathing but was not responsive," Houlihan said. 

Webb later died at Strong Memorial Hospital. Investigators Houlihan and Wilfredo Carbonel are working to solve this case. They say nothing appears to have been taken from the home. 

"So this was a targeted killing?" asked Nikki Rudd. 

"I believe that this was targeted," Houlihan replied. 

Bullets were recovered at the scene and compared to a national database of weapons taken off the streets in Rochester and throughout the country. So far, no matches. However, police also have evidence with DNA. 

"Those items have been resubmitted to the lab with the hopes that maybe we can get a more clear picture of the DNA profile on these items," Houlihan said. 

DNA that could be the killer's. 

"The person who killed Marvin, his name is in this paperwork," Houlihan said. "To this point, as of today, I can't prove it. We need more evidence. We need more people to come forward and talk to us." 

Webb's boys are now 15 and 18 years old. If you have information on who killed their father -- call Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300. 


Nikki Rudd

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