$10,000 reward offered in two unsolved murder cases
Two victims in separate unsolved murder cases have not been forgotten, Sherry Lewis and Caleb Witty. Police are offering a $10,000 from an anonymous donor for each case for information that leads to an arrest or formal charges.
The public only has until Aug. 31 to give police any information they may have about either the Lewis or Witty murder cases. Lieutenants from the Macon County Sheriff's Office and Decatur Police Department said that they hope that deadline will encourage people to come forward with information now, not later.
It could be just a phone call away, new information in the Lewis or Witty unsolved murder cases.
"We want that phone to ring with information saying, 'Hey, you might need to know this information in reference to the Sherry Lewis homicide.'" said Lt. Jonathan Butts with the Macon County Sheriff's Office.
Now police offering a $10,000 reward for each case should they get facts that lead to an arrest or formal charges.
"We'd like to continue moving on to leads that we are currently working and any new leads quickly," said Lt. Jason Walker with the Decatur Police Department.
Walker is working the Witty case. Aug. 4, 2011, Decatur Celebration weekend, a witness reported an attempted armed robbery that ended with the 17 year old shot to death. Walker said they do have persons of interest.
"Any information that comes in is always helpful," he said.
The same goes for a case that's 19 years old, the Lewis murder. She was a local real estate agent. The 30 year old was found dead in a house on Finch Drive back on Aug. 5, 1994.
"We spent countless hours working on this case at the onset," Butts said.
No suspects have ever been charged. Butts said the caseis not at a standstill. They haven't had any new leads in recent years but maybe this reward will help them move forward.
"In my opinion, failure is not an option when it comes to this case," he said.
And now a reward that could bring answers to years of questions to two unsolved murder cases. Please call Crime Stoppers: 423-8477 with any information.
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