$10,000 reward for tips on Columbia cold case murders

June 12, 2019 GMT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — CrimeStoppers of Columbia is offering a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to arrests in 15 unsolved murders in Boone County since 1978.

Terry Robb, board president of the organization, said in a news release Monday that it is frustrating some of the murders have gone unsolved for more than 40 years. He says the organization believes people have information about some of the cold cases.

Tip providers may remain anonymous and won’t be forced to testify in court.

Eleven community businesses are pledging financial support for the initiative.

The oldest case involved is that of 36-year-old Leigh Ann Wilson, who was found dead in November 1978 near a roadside park near Ashland after she left her home in Jefferson City to go to a gas station.