Parents of slain Ore. man adding 2nd reward fund
Thursday, December 29, 2011
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The parents of a 23-year-old man killed on an Ashland, Ore., bike path are adding a second reward fund to help find the killer.
David Grubbs was attacked so brutally he was nearly decapitated on Nov. 19.
Right now there is about $1,600 in a Crime Stoppers reward fund and about $600 of that is community donations. If a suspect were caught without a tip from a citizen, that money, including the donations, would roll over into the Crime Stoppers general fund.
Police Chief Terry Holderness says the family is setting up a second fund so that if police solve the crime without the help of a tip, the money would be returned to those who donated it.
He says the family plans to make a "substantial contribution" to that fund. He adds it may be set up by next week.
Over the past two weeks, police have re-interviewed everyone on Grubbs' phone contact list, as well as family, friends and everyone he worked with.