Police report reveals new details in Thomas Rolfes killing
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It's been nearly three weeks since someone killed Thomas Rolfes, a Tulane graduate who had flown to New Orleans ahead of his fiancée to find a venue for their upcoming wedding.
"My world came crashing down when I got the call that it was him. I don't know how I'm going to get by," Liz Fried said.
According to the police report obtained by FOX 8, the officer who initially responded to the call of a man down at Amelia and South Claiborne Avenue saw that Rolfes was not breathing, but still tried to revive him with a "sternum stimulation."
When EMS arrived, Rolfes was connected to an electrocardiogram machine, but the report says there was "no vital activity."
Police said Rolfes was shot once to the chest and died on the scene. The report goes on to say, "About 40 feet from his body, the officer located a folded-up piece of white paper receipt which looked out of place." The officer collected the paper and placed it on the books at the Second District Police Station as evidence.
"I called our credit card company and found out there had been a charge at the gas station, the Delta Fuel," Fried said.
Just two blocks from where his body was found, video surveillance showed Rolfes buying two bottles of water from the Delta Fuel gas station. But it's unclear if the white paper receipt mentioned in the police report was a receipt from the gas station.
With so many unanswered questions remaining, Rolfes' family is hoping someone will come forward with the information police need to solve the case.
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