SYKESVILLE, Md. — The family of a murdered Carroll County businessman is hoping to drum up new leads with a billboard campaign and a $50,000 reward.
The money would be received for information leading to an arrest and conviction of Robert “Bob” Gurecki’s killer.
56-year-old Gurecki was killed May 3 inside his business in the 5300 block of Enterprise Street.
WMAR-2 News reporter spoke with those who knew him. They’re hoping the reward brings justice.
“His business was everything to him,” said Retro Environmental Inc. vice president Michael Brower. “Everybody said, ‘You know, why didn’t Bob have a hobby?’ This was his hobby.””
There’s no doubting Gurecki’s commitment to his business. A wall of photos inside the business’ front door shows the him smiling beside clients and coworkers.
Brower said Bob gave it his all. He gave it his all.
“100 percent,” he said. “Bob was the owner but was also a workaholic. This was his hobby his passion, not just a source of revenue for him.”
Since the things have been tough but the business has forged ahead.
“Life goes on as far as the business,” said Brower. “We’re a pretty successful business. I kind of just stepped up and we’ve been business as usual. I didn’t want to lose any employees or clients, so we just kept going.”
Still, employees along with Bob’s family wonder about his killer. It’s been nearly 10 months without an arrest.
“I don’t think we blame the investigators any,” said Brower. “It’s just the person that did it.”
There’s been no leads or new information from the Carroll County Sheriffs Office.
A spokesperson said the investigation remains active and ongoing.
Bob’s family is hoping to investigators will get more leads in the case. So much so they’re offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a killer. The reard
The reward is being marketed through a billboard campaign. The first sign will go up Monday and their will be a total of five.
They’ll be big and bold, all seeking justice for Bob. There will even be a website.
Brower said the billboards will be strategically placed.
The locations include:
- Finksburk along Route 140
- Reistertwon on Liberty Road around Wards Chapel
- Eldersburg on Liberty Road around Oakland Mill
- Beltsville on Sunnyside Avenue around Rhode Island Avenue
- Oxon Hill on Livingston Road around Birchwood Drive
“Someone has to know something,” said Brower. “We’re hoping with these billboards, and the $50,000 reward we’re offering will force someone to come forward.”
A Hagerstown design firm worked on the project. Retro Environmental Inc. said it adds a personal touch to the campaign because that’s where Bob started his commute into work. He’d drive an hour to work and back home every day.