ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The phones aren't ringing off the hook, despite a big reward in four recent child killings.
Crimestoppers is offering $25,000 each for information to help solve any one of four recent child killings. The reward was announced over the weekend, but not many tips are pouring in.
"I wish I could tell you why I wish I knew," said Crimestoppers Executive Director Lisa Pisciotta. "It's disheartening. I know that the police have said that most of these were in public places. There were lots of people out there."
So far, some tips have come in, but not enough for people to solve any of the cases.
If potential tipsters are afraid of retaliation, Pisciotta stresses that all tips are anonymous.
"This information is all completely anonymous," she said. "It goes from my program to the police investigators and back to me. There's nothing that gets saved. There's nothing that I can see, and we never ask your name."
The reward was pledged by local philanthropists Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield, and the deadline of Sept. 1 was set by the Crimestoppers board to help solve the cases while they are fresh.