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Homer Ups Reward in Summer Death

Published On: Dec 19 2013 03:25:00 PM AKST

Homer Police have increased the amount of the reward for information about a summer homicide.

The Homer News reports the reward is now $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed Mark Matthews last summer.

The body of the 61-year-old man was found July 28 on Poopdeck Trail between Hazel and Pioneer avenues. The original reward amount was $2,000.

Autopsy results and crime scene evidence led police to rule the death a homicide. Police have not released many details, including how Matthews was killed.

Police Chief Mark Robl wouldn't say if suspects have been identified. He did say some new details have come in since the summer and police have a few more people they want to talk to.