PHOENIX – Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in hopes of getting a tip that leads to an arrest in the death of a Phoenix police sergeant whose body was found near the Arizona State Capitol.
An additional $2,500 is being offered by the police assistance group the 100 Club for clues into the death of Sgt. Sean Drenth who died of a gunshot wound on Oct. 18, 2010.
Sgt. Sean Drenth was found shot to death near the State Capitol on Monday night, and investigators are stumped. They are considering the case a homicide, but haven’t ruled anything out — a medical examiner’s report determined Drenth’s manner of death “inconclusive.” The exact address is 1825 W. Jackson St.
This is what’s been confirmed: Sgt. Drenth’s body was found was outside of his patrol car. Police say he wasn’t responding to a call or doing paperwork when this happened, officers had lost radio contact with the sergeant an hour before his body was found.
What police aren’t confirming: A source close to the investigation says the forensic report reveals Sgt. Drenth was killed with his own shotgun, and there were signs of a struggle. The GPS locator on his car was also turned off.
Call the Phoenix Police Department’s Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 1-800-343-TIPS. Calls to Silent Witness remain anonymous.