Crime Stoppers pays reward for tip that leads to drug arrest
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BEEVILLE — Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers President Cathy Brown said this week that the organization recently paid a $300 reward to one tipster for information leading to an arrest of a drug suspect.

Also, the organization is trying to reach another witness who provided some information about recent burglary suspects. She said Crime Stoppers wants to increase that reward to $1,000.

One significant offer, however, is a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for the Dec. 18-19 stabbing of a 73-year-old man at Emma Finke Villa.

The reward offer is set to expire after 30 days.

The body of the man was discovered that Wednesday by someone checking on him. He had been stabbed more than 10 times, and his body had been left in a pool of blood in his living room floor.

Police have speculated that the man was targeted for the murder and that it was not a random act. The attack was described as an “in and out” murder.

Police also believe the victim knew his attacker, because evidence suggested that he was grabbed after he turned his back on his assailant.

City police officers and Texas Ranger James Bennett worked the crime scene, and they have been following some leads in the investigation.

Officers have suggested that the assailant went to Apartment C in Building 7 of the complex specifically to commit the murder.

No one in the area reported hearing or seeing anything suspicious. One officer said there was a small dog in the apartment at the time and no one heard the animal bark.

The death was only the second in the city in two years, but it was the second murder in Bee County in 2012.
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