$50,000 Reward

The reward in the Elijah Wood murder case has been raised to $50,000 for information which leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). The reward is a combination of the following funds; $20,000 from the FBI, $15,000 from the RaceTrac, $10,000 from Oconee County Board of Commissioners,  and $5,000 from the Oconee Sheriff’s Reward Fund.

The Sheriff’s Reward fund is set up at the Oconee State Bank. This fund was created to allow citizens to donate money to be used by the Oconee County Sheriff for rewards in significant criminal cases. At this time the only case in Oconee County with a reward is the Elijah Wood Murder case. There is just over $5,000 in this fund and $5,000 has been pledged towards the $50,000 reward.

The $5,000 in the reward fund consists of a $2,500 donation from the Oconee State Bank and just over $2,500 in donations from citizens. This reward fund is solely managed by the bank. Any citizen wishing to know more about the reward fund is welcome to speak with the bank about the fund. As always the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will remain open and transparent about our operations.

Anyone with knowledge of or pertinent information about this crime is urged to contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office by phone at (706) 769-3945, email at zeaton@oconeesheriff.org, or through the tips portal on this website.