LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk has offered a $500,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person for the alleged murder of Kendrick Johnson.
“After the release of my synopsis of the Federal files on the Kendrick Johnson case, his parents have called me a liar and continue to state that Kendrick was murdered," Paulk said in a letter that was released Monday afternoon. “Because of these statements, I am personally – with my own funds – offering a reward of one-half million dollars ($500,000) to anyone who comes forward with information that results in the arrest and conviction of a person for the alleged murder of Kendrick Johnson at Lowndes High School.
Anyone who provides information will be required to do so in a contact interrogation at the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.”
The sheriff also urged the family of Johnson to add to the reward.
Johnson was found dead inside a wrestling mat at the high school on Jan. 11, 2013.
Officials have ruled the death an accident.