For Immediate Release
|August 04, 2021||
Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee - Memphis 901-573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|U.S. Marshals Service Pays Reward for Arrest in 2020 Homicide of 10-Year-Old Child|
Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has approved the payment of a reward for information that led to an arrest in the homicide of 10-year-old Jadon Knox.
On January 19, 2020, Jadon was found shot to death while standing on the front porch of a home in the 700 block of Josephine Avenue in the Orange Mound community of Memphis.
On October 29, 2020, the Marshals Service
announced a partnership with the Memphis Police Department in solving
the homicides of eight children who had been murdered in 2020, including
Jadon, by offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the
identification and apprehension of suspects.
The Marshals Service determined that the information met the qualifications under USMS confidential source guidelines, and the tipster will be paid a reward. The Marshals Service neither identifies the names of tipsters nor provides details regarding reward amounts.
“The sudden, unexpected loss of a child is a tragedy,” said Marshal Miller. “The Marshals Service remains committed to our community partners, like the Memphis Police Department, and we’re pleased to play a role in helping to bring Jadon’s killer to justice.”
The cases listed below are the remaining seven unsolved child homicide cases in 2020. Tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274). They can also call the MPD Homicide Office at 901-636-3300 and ask to speak with an investigator. The Marshals Service will pay up to $5,000 per case for information that leads to an arrest.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.