Katelyn’s father, Dave, said they received a letter from a person who did not want to be identified, but wanted to up the ante because of frustration that Katelyn’s killer has not been found. After vetting the offer to assure it was legit, the family announced the increase last week.
Markham says he will always have faith that his daughter’s killer will be found, be he is not sure more money will help.
“You know if $50,000 didn’t do it, I don’t know if $70,000 will,” Markham said. “But I am grateful that it is keeping Katelyn’s name out there.”
Markham said he has always believed someone killed his daughter by accident or in the heat of the moment, and that there was a cover up.
“You would think someone would say something by now,” Markham said. “But there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of investigating going on.”
Indiana State Police, the Fairfield Police Department and a retired Butler County Sheriff’s Office Detective Frank Smith, now a private investigator, are all working together on the case.