A $3,000 reward is now being offered in connection with an unsolved murder in Laurens County. Authorities are still searching for the person who killed Jim Bolt in September 2003. Detectives said Bolt was robbed and beaten to death while working at the Laurens VFW Hall.
Laurens County CrimeStoppers officials established the reward and Chairman Jim Firmin hopes it will make a difference.
It is a little high, but in this particular case, the money was actually raised by VFW and Abate and it was kind of earmarked to CrimeStoppers of Laurens County to go specifically for that crime–if we could solve that crime.
According to investigators, someone came into the canteen at the VFW to break into the cash register while Bolt happened to be there. His killer has never been found.
Firmin says he feels that there is someone out there who has information which may help solve this crime:
Three-thousand dollars, we’re hoping, is enough incentive for someone to come forward. It may be something that you think is minute and not related to helping solve this crime. But if anybody has any information, no matter how mundane they may think it is, it may be the piece of crucial information that we need.
Firmin says the system is set up so the informant remains anonymous.
We merely give them a code and they can call us back and check progress, and if that information leads to an arrest and conviction, they simply walk into the bank with that code, and the reward is there for them.
Anyone who might have information is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 864-68-CRIME.