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Officials Release New Info on Hiker Death, Announce Reward

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Amherst Co., VA - The FBI is releasing new information about the man found dead on the Appalachian Trail in Amherst County last year. 

Authorities said Monday morning that Scott Lilly last had contact with someone on July 31.

They are also offering a $10,000 reward for information about the Lily's death. 

According to investigators, he had been suffocated. His body was found by hikers August 12 near the Cow Camp Shelter.

The FBI says his camping equipment and shoes were never found. Officials say the shoes are the Ozark Trail brand from Wal-Mart.

Agents also say they've done 83 interviews in several states and two countries.

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