Reward in 2008 killing of Maine sawmill owner increased to US$60,000 as donations continue to come in

WOODLAND, Maine , March 28, 2012 () – Reward money has been increased to $60,000 for information leading to the killer of a northern Maine sawmill owner show who was shot to death during an apparent robbery four years ago.
Fifty-six-year-old Darrel Smith was killed Feb. 4, 2008, inside his sawmill adjacent to his home in Woodland, a town of 1,400 people next to Caribou. Police say Smith's wallet and a safe were taken.

Smith's family first offered a $30,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the killer. The reward was later boosted to $40,000.

State police Detective Sgt. John Cote told the Bangor Daily News (http://bit. ly/GXia8w ) that donations keep coming in to the reward fund, allowing the reward money to be upped to $60,000.

Police say it's a record reward for any state police case.

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