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Home  |  News  |  Chester Sheriff’s Office and Crimestoppers Hold Press Conference to Unveil a Billboard of Murder Victim

Chester Sheriff’s Office and Crimestoppers Hold Press Conference to Unveil a Billboard of Murder Victim
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CHESTER, SC - Sheriff Richard L. Smith of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and Crimestoppers are holding a press conference near a billboard in Great Falls, SC to unveil a billboard asking for the community’s help to solve the murder of Julia Alfreida Hinson. Mrs. Hinson was found shot to death at her home on November 28, 2011. The Sheriff’s office has exhausted all leads and needs the your help.

The family and friends of Robert Wertz, brother of the Alfreida are offering $3,000 for the arrest of the person(s) responsible for her death. In addition to the family reward, Crimestoppers will offer a reward up to $1,000 for the same information and arrest.

Sheriff Smith stated “It is so important for the community, local businesses and law enforcement to work together to prevent criminal activity in our neighborhoods. Today, as we come together to unveil the bill board we are asking for any information about the murder of Mrs. Hinson. We are bringing the community together in an effort to solve this senseless crime.”

All local media is encouraged to attend this emotional press conference. The sheriff, family members, Chief Steven Rice of Great Falls Police Department and other guest will address the media. Local law enforcement and the SC Highway Patrol will also be handing out fliers with information on how to give your tips to Crimestoppers. The billboard is located in the 700 block of Chester Ave, Great Falls.

Guests include members from Crimestoppers of the Midlands, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Great Falls Police Department and city officials, Revelations Outdoor Management, and representatives from Fairfield and Lancaster Counties.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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