Victim’s family pleas for help in Galveston DOA case

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by Shern-Min Chow / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 9:47 PM

HOUSTON -- Relatives of Alan Burdick and Galveston police are asking for anyone with information in the murder of the 54-year-old Handyman to come forward. 

 Burdick’s was found on Tuesday, April 22 around 11 p.m.  Someone had called 911 reporting an unconscious man.   He was found on 69th and Seawall between the Valero Gas Station and the Dawn Apartments. 

The body was somewhat hidden, in the narrow space between to fence lines.  Authorities indicated that he was killed by blunt force trauma to the head.

“He’d always been a wanderer, wandering around finding things to do and I believe he, some of the homeless people of Galveston, might have known him,” said his brother Dennis Burdick.

“I would imagine Al was probably drinking down there, beyond that I don’t know,” said his brother Steve Burdick.

Family members said Alan Burdick liked to refurbish old boats and was living on one at the time of his death.  He leaves behind a girlfriend and had no children.

Galveston Police Lt. Michael Gray said the last person seen talking to Burdick was a homeless person named Tim and detectives would like to speak with him. 

Anyone with information that could help should contact the Galveston Police Department at (409) 765-3702 or Galveston Crime Stoppers at (409) 763-8477.

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