Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Kevin Smith Murder - $20,000 Reward For Information - Revisited

It was a year ago on February 9, 2007 that Clarence alumnus ('78) Kevin Smith was found murdered in his Shelby NY home. I first wrote about it on October 8, 2007 after seeing posters at the Labor Day picnic which were offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator. The offer still stands.

At the time I said that I wished I had a picture of Kevin, knowing there was a good chance to jog memories, not only in recollection of Kevin in high school and later in life, but maybe of the somebody somewhere out there who might know something about his murder.

On the one year anniversary of his death the Clarence Bee ran an article, which can be viewed here. The picture didn't reproduce well, and I meant to write the Bee asking for a copy. But thankfully they were not the only ones to provide media coverage.

R News out of Rochester also ran a story, and they are the source of the picture seen here:

"Family members continue to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Investigators say they've followed up on several leads. They're hoping the public will continue to help them in their search for Kevin's killer.
"We're hoping that maybe somebody will see this and it might spark something for someone to call with some information," Investigator Cory Black said.
"Someone knows something’ out there,” Kevin’s brother Rick Smith said, “Someone says the wrong thing and that might just lead them in the right direction."
Kevin Smith, 47, lived alone. Family members and investigators say they have no reason to believe he had any enemies.
They describe Kevin as a hard worker, an outdoorsman, someone who mostly kept to himself."
The original story back in February 2007 can be found in the Medina Journal-Register.

Anyone with information on Kevin’s murder is asked to call the Orleans County Sheriff's Department at 585-589-5527.

UPDATE: see June 13. 2010