New Rewards For Unsolved Montgomery Murders


By Alabama News Network

Officials are offering new rewards for three unsolved murders in the capital city. 

The governor has even pitched in to help get justice for these families. 
The rewards are $11,000 for each case.
Law enforcement hopes that the new money will lead to new information. 
Many tears were shed as families remembered their lost loved ones and plead for any new information that would help their cases.
"Wow, every morning for two years straight, I cry. Sometimes I ride and just cry. Just get in the car and ride and cry," said Tonya Perry.
Perry lost her son Atrivis Perry in June of 2012. He was found shot on Traction Avenue in Montgomery. 
The other victims have similar stories. 
Melissa Slater was just 18 when she was found shot on Audubon Road at the start of 2013. 
Shekrian Wilkerson was shot and killed this January on Davenport Road. 
Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey says that reward money like this has led to breakthroughs before.
"I will tell you, we have paid out these rewards. It does happen. When we get this information and we're able to apprehend these suspects and convict them, we pay out these rewards. We've paid them out multiple times over the years," said Bailey.
Perry says she hasn't given up on finding her son's killer, and she's glad to have even more help in the fight.
"it really means the world to me that they are putting up the reward money because I feel like it will get some understanding and there will be a speedy recovery but I've just been praising God," said Perry.
"It means a lot to have not only the local government but the state government coming to help support law enforcement in finding these people that need to be brought to justice. These family members that have been affected by these tragic crimes need justice," said Bailey.
Despite these instances, Montgomery Police have solved many of their cases. Officers solved 91 percent of last year's homicides. 
They hope to add these to that list soon.\
If you have a tip, you can call crimestoppers at 215- STOP. You can remain anonymous.
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