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October 4, 2010

Postal Inspector Y.N. Burns
Public Information Officer

Postal Murder Investigation Still Strong One Year Later
$100,000 Reward Unclaimed

Tony Harrelson, a highway contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service, was violently gunned down at the Camp Hill, AL, Post Office on Friday, October 2, 2009. Leads and tips from callers providing information on Harrelson’s untimely death have slowed to a trickle. One year later, U.S. Postal Inspectors continue to seek information on the driver’s murder.

The law enforcement command center in Opelika, AL is still in operation, and Tony Harrelson’s family is still hopeful that the killer will be brought to justice. Postal Inspectors need the public’s help to solve this case, which has puzzled the community for over a year. “Somebody, somewhere knows what happened to Tony Harrelson on the evening of October 2, 2009. We ask that you let go of all selfish thoughts and come forward to tell us what you know.” said Yulanda N. Burns, Postal Inspector and Public Information Officer for the Atlanta Division of the Postal Inspection Service.

The Postal Service is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Tony Harrelson. Any information related to the incident could help break the case.

Call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 to report information about the murder. All calls will be kept confidential. Callers may also contact the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 256-825-4264, or the Secret Witness number at 256-827-2035.


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