Haslam Announces Reward in Memphis Murder Case

Monday, August 07, 2017 | 2:03pm

$10,000 offered in effort to solve 2017 killing of young girl

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for the June murder of a toddler in Memphis.

“We want whoever is responsible for this tragic crime to be brought to justice,” Haslam said.  “No tips are too small and we ask anyone who may have witnessed anything near the crime scene or with any knowledge of the case to come forward.”

Two-year old Laylah Washington was traveling in a car with her mother on June 11 when struck by gunfire from an approaching vehicle on Kirby Rd. near Raines Rd. The child subsequently passed away at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

District Attorney General Amy Weirich requested the reward from the governor to help generate leads in this unsolved case. The Memphis Police Department is investigating the case.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Memphis Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.

Governor Haslam