Reward Offer Draws Response

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Fifteen people have responded to the $100,000 reward offered by the Mississippi Religious Leadership Conference in the investigation of the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County.

With the recent indictment of Edgar Ray Killen, Religious Leadership Conference attorney Wayne Drinkwater said he hopes that more people come forward.

The reward was posted on Dec. 20, 2004 for information involving the June 21, 1964 killings of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney.

Killen, 80, a sawmill owner and preacher indicted Jan. 6, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder. His trial was set for Mar. 28.

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