Reward offered for information in 2018 homicide investigation

Reward offered for info in 2018 Auburn homicide case

AUBURN, Ala. (WSFA) - Over one year ago on Feb. 15, 2018, 30-year-old Cedric Jerome Parker was found shot to death outside of a residence on Old Mill Road in Auburn. Based on the preliminary investigation, police said they believe the shooting stemmed from a previous conflict between the victim and someone he knew.

State Representative Jeremy Gray aided in setting up a reward for new information that leads to a conviction and now Auburn police are asking for the community’s help.

“The family had reached out to him and wanted to know if there was anything else that they could do to solicit anymore information on the case, and so the ball got started rolling on that to see if we could get a reward off to the governor’s office and we were able to succeed and get a reward of $5,000,” said Auburn Police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey.

Dorsey says that over the past year they’ve been making progress with the investigation, however, offering this reward and getting new information could provide the missing link that they need to close the case.

“In a case like this, we’re looking for any bits and pieces. These type cases, a lot of ones depend on just that small piece of information that people think may not be important. Just come forward and provide that information to us,” said Dorsey. "Even if it’s not that piece that breaks the case or they’re able to get the reward, we still want to encourage those in the community to come forward with any information on the case at all.“

Officials say to receive the award, the information provided must lead to an arrest and conviction.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Auburn detectives at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.

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