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$7,500 in rewards offered in 2017 murder
Scherric Edwards
During Tuesday's news conference at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie listens as Scherric Edwards appeals for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her son's 2017 death. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and CrimeStoppers have joined forces to collect information about the April 24, 2017, murder of Cameron Edwards at Goldwire Community Center in Clyo. 

The sheriff’s is offering a $5,000 reward and  CrimeStoppers has dded $2,500. The availability of the rewards was announced Tuesday at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

There were multiple witnesses to the crime but none have stepped forward to help investigators, prompting Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie to appeal to former Gov. Nathan Deal for reward money. In one of his final acts as governor, Deal signed an executive order offering $5,000 for "information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Cameron Anthony Edwards." 

 Gov. Brian Kemp made the funds available after he succeeded Deal.

 Tipsters can remain anonymous and collect the reward in cash at a bank after being given a special number. 

On hand for Tuesday’s announcement were Scherric Edwards, the victim’s mother; McDuffie; CrimeStoppers Director Larry Branson; Rep. Jon Burns; and Investigator John Bradley. The GBI has also assisted in the case. 

Anonymous information can be submitted by calling the sheriff’s Tip411 line or calling CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. CrimeStoppers also takes tips via its website —