PORTSMOUTH -- The family of a missing Portsmouth man believes he was murdered.

49-year old James 'Jim' Britt hasn't been heard from since April 11th. His brother William Britt believes Jim was brutally murdered inside his home in Sterling Point.

'There's signs of the murder throughout the house,' said Britt.

Britt showed 13News crews inside the house where there was missing carpet and red stains on the wall.

'There was a section of carpet- 6 foot by 12 foot- cut out of his living room floor. My brother was 5 foot 11. His body was wrapped up in that carpet and taken out of the home,' said Britt.

Portsmouth police are treating this as a murder investigation.

'We're aggressive in looking for Mr. Britt. If someone did harm Mr. Britt, of course, we'll go after those individuals,' said Detective Jan Westerbeck.

According to a search warrant, pieces of the missing carpet were found in a Chesapeake home, but detectives have not said if that evidence will lead to a suspect.

William Britt said his brother owned a used car dealership in Gates County, N.C. and believes that someone was after him for financial and personal reasons.

'A lot of people who had known my brother wanted what he has,' said Britt.

He says he will also offer a three bedroom home in Gates County, N.C. to anyone who will lead police to his brother's body.

'Anybody gives any information leading to the whereabouts to my brother's body will receive the deed and trust of this property,' said Britt adding, 'I don't care how much money my brother has. I don't care how much money I have. I don't care how much money my mom has. We will spend every last penny to make sure we prosecute the people involved and to to get my brother's body back.'

That reward is separate from the $1,000 Crime Line is offering.

If you have any information that could help detectives please call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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