Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or people responsible for killing Thomas Steven “T.S.” Thrasher in Oak Ridge on December 8, 2014, Seventh Judicial District Attorney General Dave Clark said Monday.
The reward was requested by Clark.
Thrasher was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound more than six years ago. He and his family lived at 615 West Vanderbilt Drive in the Rolling Hills Apartment Complex in Oak Ridge. Thrasher’s death was investigated by the Oak Ridge Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
“We are grateful to Governor Lee for agreeing to extend this offer of reward,” Clark said in a press release. “Cold cases like this one pose special challenges, but often the smallest amount of information may lead to a completed investigation and ultimately a conviction. In order to get justice for T.S., I know the state of Tennessee would be happy to deliver a check to someone that can bring this matter to a conclusion.”
Anyone with information to share can call the TBI tip line at (800) TBI-FIND.
Thrasher was 29, and he has two daughters as well as family and friends that “are desperate to find his killer,” Clark said.
“Our imperfect system of justice is designed to avoid convicting the innocent but may sometimes generate complex and frustrating hurdles for victim families to overcome in their search for justice,” the DA said. “There are restricting rules that only allow police and prosecutors to use certain types of evidence in court. But the smallest piece of seemingly unimportant information can sometimes tie an entire investigation and case together. We just need a little break in this case.”