For Immediate Release
|October 29, 2020||
Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee - Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|The U.S. Marshals Offer $50,000 in Child Murders|
Memphis, TN – United States Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 that leads to the identification and apprehension of suspects who have murdered children in Memphis.
Between January and September of 2020, the Memphis Police Department has investigated an unusually high number of murders where the victim was a child. Seven of those cases remain unsolved.
“We are proud to partner with the Memphis Police Department and Shelby County District Attorney’s Office in this effort to help identify and bring those responsible to justice,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. “It is my sincere hope that this reward helps compel individuals to come forward and help provide answers for these families who have had to deal with the sudden and violent loss of a child.”
A reward is offered for the following child murders in 2020:
“Someone knows who killed these children. How many more children have to die before we, as Memphians, say enough is enough? The smallest amount of information may help solve these homicides and bring justice to the victims and their family members. We need anyone who knows anything to call,” said Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings.
“When those who care so little for human lives, especially the lives of innocent young children, behave in such a violent and cowardly manner, the community must rise up and say this is enough. We will not allow this to go unpunished in Shelby County, Tennessee. If you know something, please say something -- for the sake of these young children and their grieving families,” commented Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich.
The U.S. Marshals Service will pay up to $5,000 for each of the seven murders. The information must lead to the suspect or suspects arrest, as part of the ongoing Operation LeGend.
Callers may remain confidential. If you have information, please contact the U.S. Marshals at (901) 713-2631 or (901) 601-1575 or submit a tip through USMS TIPS.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.