Reward increased to $21K in Crenshaw County cold case

Reward increased to $21K in Crenshaw County cold case
DeLange Harris' body was found on May 3, 2011 on Athens Church Road in the Goshen community, in Crenshaw County.

CRENSHAW COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The reward for an arrest and conviction in a seven year cold case has been increased to $21,000.

DeLange Harris' body was found on May 3, 2011 on Athens Church Road in the Goshen community, in Crenshaw County. He was found with a bullet wound in his head. The Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office has been searching for information that would lead them to the people responsible for his abduction and murder since.

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward, to be paid within 30 days of an arrest, and another $20,000 reward will be paid after the conviction.

Crimestoppers and Sheriff Mickey Powell attended the yearly vigil held by the Harris family.

"The vigil is a good thing," John F. Harris, DeLange's father, said. "This is the seventh year. I wouldn't like for it to be that way, but until the case is solved, we need the people to support us and put the word out. Someone knows something."

Sheriff Powell said the sheriff's office is working to bring justice to the family.

"We work on this case constantly," he said. "We have different agencies trying to dig in and help us find whatever break we can. This case is a definite priority for us."

Anyone with information should call police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP. Tips can also be submitted through CrimeStoppers' P3-tips app or online.

Harris was killed three days after his 25th birthday.

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