$5,000 reward offered in Harris murder case

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Governor’s Office is now offering a $5,000 reward for information in a nearly two-year-old Crenshaw County murder case.

The body of DeLange Tawon Harris of Brantley, who was 25 years old at the time, was discovered lying in a ditch beside Athens Church Road on the afternoon of May 3, 2011.

Harris lived on the Old Brantley-Luverne Road, and his body was discovered on Athens Church Road just east of the intersection with Golden Road.

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Investigators said he had been shot, and though the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department said numerous people were interviewed, no arrests were made in the case.

In a proclamation issued on April 8 by Gov. Robert Bentley, he states that “whereas it appears that the perpetrator or perpetrators of said crime are unknown and there are no suspects; and whereas the circumstances surrounding the crime indicate that every effort should be made to apprehend and convict the perpetrator or perpetrators,” a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty person(s) has been offered.

The reward only includes private citizens and not members or employees of any government law enforcement agency or their relatives.

If you have any information on the case, call the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department at 335-6568.