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Man: Day of Bashara's Murder, Gentz 'Highly Agitated' at Bar


GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -- FOX 2 is learning more about Joseph Gentz, the alleged accomplice in Jane Bashara's murder who remains in police custody. We were poking around in the neighborhood near where he lived recently and ran into a guy with the same last name who said we are not related.

"Strange, very strange. Doesn't fit in here at all in this neighborhood. A Cabbage Patch, that's what we call it. He don't fit," said Dennis Gentz.

Getz says he 'helps-out' at a bar on Kercheval near the Detroit-Grosse Pointe line. The area is known as the Cabbage Patch neighborhood.

Gentz, same last name, said he is no relation to Joe Gentz, a possible accomplice in the murder of Jane Bashara.

Dennis said Joe was a regular at My Dad's Bar on Kercheval. Joe's beverage was always beer, but after Jane Bashara was killed, he switched drinks and drank water.

"He came in here that Tuesday that she got murdered," Gentz explained.

"What did he look like? Any different?" FOX 2's Ron Savage asked him.

"He was agitated, drinking water, no money and agitated. Highly agitated," he responded.

"Drinking water, is that unusual for him?" Savage inquired.

"It is unusual for him," Gentz said.

"What was his drink usually?" Savage asked.

"Beer. Budweiser. Something like that," replied Gentz.

Does Dennis Gentz believe Joe Gentz is capable of killing someone?

"Easily, easily," he said. "As soon as he walks in the door, keep [my] eye open at all times."

"As security here you had to keep an eye on him?" Savage questioned him.

"All the time, constantly," Gentz responded.

"You two had the same last name, same spelling. You say it's German derivative, and he would tell you he thought you two were related?" asked Savage.

"He never ended with that. 'How you doing cousin? How you doing?' You're not my cousin. I don't know you. I don't want to know you. Not related whatsoever," said Gentz.

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