Memphis woman offers reward in search for son's killer - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Ben Watson

Memphis woman offers reward in search for son's killer

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis mother is putting up money from her son's life insurance policy in a bold attempt to catch a killer.

Betty Lewis and her husband raised seven kids.  Wednesday, Lewis said, the hardest thing she's ever done was bury one of her children.

"I've lost a mother, father, husband, brother and sister, but nothing hurt me like losing my child," she said. "Nothing hurt me like that."

LeAndrew Fifer or "Bubba" as relatives called him, was found dead in a boarded up house on November 24th.  The house where he was found is located on Sharpe Avenue, just about a block from his mother's house.

"He wound up being killed in the house," Buddy Chapman of Memphis CrimeStoppers said. "A shot from a 40 caliber pistol, as I understand it."

Now, Lewis has taken the $4,000 check from her son's life insurance policy and added it to the thousand dollars CrimeStoppers is offering for information about the murder.

"There are a lot things that I could have done with four thousand dollars, but it means more to me to give this four thousand dollars to somebody to come forward with information about what happened," Lewis said.

Any scrap of information could help, Chapman added.

"Somebody knows who did this," he said. "Somebody can give us a name. Somebody can give us the information that we need, that the police need, to solve this case."

Meanwhile, Lewis is struggling to cope with her son's death.

"I'll learn to live with it, but I don't think I'll ever get over that," she said.

Chapman pointed out that a conviction isn't need to claim this reward.  Chapman said if your information just leads to an arrest, CrimeStoppers will pay.

The number to call is 901-528-CASH.

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