COLD CASE: Anonymous business owner now offering $10k for info in 2017 death of Tyrone Sumlin

Published: May. 12, 2022 at 10:13 AM CDT
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MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - An anonymous business owner in Minden is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the 2017 death of Tyrone Sumlin.

Officials with the Minden Police Department say they do have a person of interest in this case, but decline to reveal any more details on that information. Two months ago, officers began re-interviewing witnesses, running several polygraph tests and even sent new evidence off to a lab.

On Thursday, May 12, Sumlin’s mother, Ruthie, addressed the media about her son’s murder.

“I love him and I miss him. And I just wish somebody would speak up, just speak up. That’s all we want, for y’all to speak up because I have hard days, I have sad days, I cry for my child, but I pray and keep the faith that one day we’re gunna get an answer, cause it’s almost five years,” she said.

Tyrone, 35, was shot and killed on Sept. 3, 2017 while standing in his driveway. In November of 2020, crews searched a creek near the spot where Tyrone was killed, looking for the murder weapon.


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