Businesses Add To Reward For Tuscumbia Man’s Killer
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – The search continues for the person who murdered a 88-year-old Tuscumbia man.
Elbert Davis died after being brutally attacked on Tuesday, August 28. Tuscumbia Police have questioned 18 people, and investigators have eliminated persons of interest in the case.
Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan says that process helps narrow the search and gets detectives one step closer to finding the killer.
“It’s going to take us a while,” said Logan. “I knew when I first walked in that crime scene the night it happened, it’s going to be a very difficult case to because you did not have any obvious physical evidence sitting in front of you, or obvious suspects.”
The killer took Davis’ wallet and medication from his home, and left Davis beaten in the basement.
Detectives have received dozens of tips from community members, and Chief Logan urges people to keep calling with information.
“We come up with our to-do list for every day, and we meticulously go through and check off every place and of course, that changes when we get information that changes what we have to do at that time, or somebody comes in with some more information,” said Logan.
Detectives check on every lead, and Logan says eventually, the right information may come in that leads to an arrest.
Of the 18 people questioned by police for this case, four have been arrested on other outstanding warrants.
In addition to Shoals CrimeStoppers rewards, local companies are also offering cash rewards to give incentives to help solve this crime. If you have any information about this case, please call the Shoals CrimeStoppers Tip Line at (256) 386-8685.