Police seek leads in year-old unsolved homicide

Richard McQuown

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities have announced a $5,000 reward in the homicide of a New Cumberland man a year ago.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for the fatal stabbing of Richard McQuown.

McQuown, 41, died at a hospital after he was found stabbed on the riverfront walk under the bridge on the morning of November 1.

The PennDOT worker was last seen by friends who had visited several downtown bars with him during the previous night.

Police arrested a homeless man, Michael Cleland, after he used McQuown’s credit card to make a $270 purchase at the Hess gas station on the corner of Cameron and Market streets.

Cleland is serving one-to-two years in prison after pleading guilty this month to charges of access device fraud and theft.

Investigators said three other people used the credit card after Cleland’s purchase.

Harrisburg police would like to hear from anyone who saw McQuown on the night of October 31 or the early hours of November 1. He was last seen leaving MoMo’s BBQ and Grill in the 300 block of Market Street at 11:30 p.m.

He was wearing a navy blue Cleveland Indians baseball jersey with the name “Vaughn” and the number 99. He had a white shirt underneath and black high top shoes.

Anyone with information should call Detective Richard Iachini at 717-255-3118 or Sgt. Gabriel Olivera at 717-255-6531.

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