On July 9, 1990, a passerby on N. Williams Avenu,e just north of N. Failing Street, noticed a man lying in the sidewalk next to a shopping cart shortly before 7 am. Police were called and found the victim, Carl Gibb, a 44-year-old white man, was deceased. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Gibb had been stabbed to death. Investigators determined that Mr. Gibb had died at approximately 1:00 am earlier that morning.
Carl Gibb was reported to have been mentally disabled and was known to scavenge for cans and other items with a shopping cart. Mr. Gibb was divorced and had two young children. A puppy and a kitten were found with Mr. Gibb at the scene.
A witness reported seeing two African-American men speaking with Mr. Gibb shortly before 1 am in the area where he was found. One has been described as being 25 to 30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds wearing a black baseball cap, blue jeans and a black jacket. The other has been described as being approximately 6 feet tall 25 to 30 years old wearing dark jeans and a dark-colored jacket.
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