Crimestoppers Partners With Local Businesses To Help Solve Cold-Case Murders
Columbia, MO (June 11, 2019) — Crimestoppers of Columbia announced today it is offering a $10,000 cash reward specifically for any tip leading to the arrest of a suspect that committed a homicide in any of 15 unresolved murders in Boone County dating back to 1978. The victims are: Leigh Ann Wilson, Peggy Donath, Cinde Kemple-Buchner, Mark Dailey, Donnell Coleman, Charles Bell, Timothy Jones, Rickie Dunn Jr., Gabrielle Rhodes, Edmond Randolph, Michael Walker, Jeffrey Jones, Jamar Hicks, Augustus Roberts, and Louis Green Jr.
“Any unsolved crime in our community is a concern,” said Terry Robb, Crimestoppers Board President. “But now with additional financial support from our friends in the business community, we have an opportunity to shine a spotlight specifically on unsolved murders and offer substantially larger rewards than ever before for tips related to cold murder cases.”
The $10,000 reward will be paid to any tip provider whose tip leads to the arrest of a murder suspect. All tip providers are guaranteed to remain anonymous, and calls to 573-875-TIPS are never traced or recorded. In addition, tip providers are never required to testify in a court case.
“Some of these murders have gone unsolved for more than 40 years and that’s frustrating,” Robb went on to say. “We have no doubt there is someone out there with information about any number of these cold cases. By guaranteeing anonymity and paying 10 Grand in cash for a single useful tip, we truly believe we’ll crack these cases.”
Information and details about each unsolved cold-case murder can be found on the Crimestoppers webpage 875tips.com, as well as a list of community participants who have pledged financial support toward each $10,000 reward. All payouts are reviewed, prior to a payout by the Crimestoppers board to ensure the payout meets the criteria as defined by the Crimestoppers board of directors. The $10,000 reward program will end on 12/31/2019.