Police Closer to Identifying Murderer in Toys 'R' Us Case

July 1, 2013 Updated Jul 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM EDT


July 1, 2013 Updated Jul 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM EDT

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW)- Police are working to identify the man responsible for murdering Assistant Manager Larry Wells at the Toys 'R' Us store in Hamburg.

Police say a hat found on the scene, which was submitted for DNA evidence two days ago, has been determined to have enough DNA to move forward.

Authorities say they have received dozens of leads from the public that they are continuing to follow.

While officials continue investigating, community members are mourning.

A Facebook page titled "Larry Wells: Remembering A Good Friend" already has close to 3,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

Many sharing fond memories of Wells.

Toys 'R' Us customers remembering him as an employee who always went the extra mile.

One of Wells' former co-worker's E-mailed Eyewitness News a message which stated, "Larry Wells was one of the greatest managers anyone could possibly have. As soon as you walk in the door at Toys 'R' Us he would greet you and make you smile. If you were having a bad day, he would be right there next to you to cheer you up."

Toys 'R' Us in Hamburg reopened Monday after being closed for the past two days.

If you have any information you are asked to call Police at 648-5118.