Brother Offers Reward For Help With Unsolved Homicide Case

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A man has spent six years saving money so he can offer a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the case of the death of his brother in northern Maine.

Firefighters found the body of Kenneth Zernicke, 58, of Caribou on Sept. 24, 2015, after responding to a house fire. Zernicke's death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy. The case remains unsolved.

Zernicke's brother, Joe Bourgoine, said he's hopeful the reward will motivate someone to come forward.

“It's a small town. Somebody knows what happened to my brother,” Bourgoine said.

The Maine Department of Public Safety said anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Adam Bell at Houlton Barracks at 207-532-5400.