Still no murder charges in Duluth man's death

DULUTH -- Charges in the March murder of Donald Singer have yet to be filed, while the man accused of stealing his Porsche from the crime scene continues to await a cross-country extradition.

Singer, 57, was found dead inside the garage of his Duluth home on March 28, his body wrapped in a blanket and the overwhelming smell of bleach wafting in the air. Little else has been released about the believed homicide and no suspects have been named.

"I am unaware of any murder charges to this date," Duluth police spokesman Maj. Don Woodruff said Thursday, adding that the case "is still open and under investigation."

Meanwhile, Robert Sandman has been charged in the theft of Singer's 1988 Porsche 944 from the crime scene, but nothing else. Detained April 7 during an alleged drunken bender at a middle-of-nowhere New Mexico casino, he has yet to be extradited back to Gwinnett, Woodruff said.

Sandman has not been implicated in the murder. A former neighbor on Montheath Pass, Sandman was released from a Georgia prison two days before Singer's body was discovered -- he had been serving time on charges stemming from a violent relationship with a former girlfriend who lived down the street from Singer.

Police have denied any direct relationship between Sandman and Singer.