Marquette police release sketch of person of interest in 1988 murder

Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM EST
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Marquette police say two people of interest have been developed in the 1988 homicide of Paul Girard.

On the morning of Sept. 30, 1988, 34-year-old Paul Girard was found dead near Chief Kawbawgam's grave at Presque Isle Park with multiple stab wounds in the back, chest and face.

The Marquette Police Department announced Thursday morning that one of the two persons of interest has been identified. No information about that person has been released.

The second person has not been identified. A sketch of the second person was completed by a forensic sketch artist.

The second person of interest is being described as being:

5' 8" to 5' 10" tall

Slender build

Sandy lighter colored hair

Approximately 25 to 35 years old in 1988

The person had slumped over posture when he sat, police said. They are described as cognitively impaired; not social; and not well kept in appearance and dress.

Contact the Marquette City Police Department at (906) 228-0400 if you recognize this person.