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LANDOVER, Md. — Prince George’s County Police and U.S. Postal investigators on Saturday retraced the route taken by a postal worker who was slain while delivering mail in Landover last week.

Officers handed out flyers seeking information about the slaying of 26-year-old Tyson Barnette of Upper Marlboro. He was found fatally shot shortly before 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in a residential neighborhood.

“It would be really nice to offer Mr. Barnette’s family some closure seeing as this is around the holiday,” Prince George’s County Police Officer Nicole Hubbard told WNEW reporter George Mesthos.

“Hopefully there’s someone who knows something,” Postal Inspector Frank Schissler said.

Schissler noted that the slaying of a postal worker on his or her route, while tragic, is pretty rare. There have only been three such murders in the past four years.

A combined reward of up to $125,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. Schissler says the crime is a federal offense that could result in the death penalty.

Anyone with information is urged to call Prince George’s police at 301-772-4925 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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