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Reward offered for murder case info

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal announced Friday that he has partnered with Greater New Orleans Crimestoppers to offer a reward for information which leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons who murdered Ja’Quarius Taylor, a 17-year-old resident of Varnado, on Jan. 12.

CrimestoppersGNO is offering a reward of $2,500. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is also offering a reward of $2,500, bringing the total reward sum to $5,000.

Tipsters must contact Crimestoppers directly to be eligible for the cash reward and do not have to provide their name or be a witness. Any person who has information is asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111, or go online at www.crimestoppersgno.org to post a tip. Another option is to go through the Crimestoppers GNO “SAY IT HERE” smart phone free app.

In announcing the reward, Sheriff Seal said, “By partnering with CrimestoppersGNO, we are able to offer a significant incentive for someone to come forward with valid information we can use to solve this tragic murder. We desperately want to bring closure to this family by identifying and arresting the murderer. If you know anything at all, please contact Crimestoppers and help us solve this crime and provide justice for Ja’Quarius.”