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Who Killed Janice Gilchrist-Evans in 1999?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Richland County, SC (WLTX) -- Deputies are hoping a billboard featuring a woman who was murdered in 1999 will help them find her killer, after her body was positively identified last month.

Sheriff Leon Lott said the CrimeStoppers initiative will begin on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, when billboards featuring the face of victim Janice Gilchrist-Evans are displayed in several locations in Richland County.

Lott joined Gilchrist-Evans's family during a news conference to announce the partnership with Lamar Advertising on Oct. 7.

At about 2:30 p.m. on March 29, 1999, deputies responded to a shed in the 4000 block of Percival Road where they found the "severely burned" body of Gilchrist-Evans. Lott said investigators first identified the body in Sept. 2011.

Lott said that investigators with the Sheriff's Department's Cold Case Unit and the Richland County Coroner's Office have been working for years to determine why Gilchrist-Evans was killed.

"The Department and Community will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice for murdering Janice Evans," Lott said in a Friday news release.

Lott said that digital billboards are scheduled to appear on Oct. 17 at Devine and Gills Creek, I-277 at Fontaine Road and Farrow Road at Hardscrabble.

Also, Lott said vinyl billboards will appear on Oct. 24 at 5700 Percival Road, 1911 Two Notch Road and 3208 Two Notch Road.

If you can help find Gilchrist-Evans's killer, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text a tip to "CRIMES" beginning with the term "TIPSC."

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/crimestoppers/article/155252/28/Who-Killed-Janice-Gilchrist-Evans-in-1999

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