Family Increases Reward in Unsolved Murders - - ABC13

Family Increases Reward in Unsolved Murders

Press Conference Tuesday Press Conference Tuesday

Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: RJ Burnette

Henry Co., VA - The families of two people who were found dead in a burning car last year are now offering the biggest reward yet for their case.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office believes two or three people killed 33-year-old Robert Lawrence and 31-year-old Amanda Massey in Bassett back in May.

Tuesday their families spoke about the case at a press conference. The families raised $1,000 from family, friends and members of their church for information leading to an arrest and conviction. This will be added to the $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

The family says after nearly 11 months, they are ready for some closure.

The Sheriff's Office explains they have some leads, but they are looking for enough evidence in order to bring charges. Meanwhile, the family begs that anyone who knows anything about these murders come forward.

"Every day when you get up it's on your mind, when you go to bed it's on your mind. When you hear your phone ring you wonder if you are going to get the answer that you are looking for. We are just praying," said Linda Galloway, the mother of Amanda Massey.

"I gave life to my son and the monsters that took his life in such a horrific way had no right to take him away, none whatsoever," said Anita Lester, the mother of Robert Walker Lawrence.

The families say they will continue to raise money for the reward and give an update every three months.

If you have any information, call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 276-638-8151.

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