The family of a Red Deer teenager who died mysteriously on Hwy 2A last summer is offering a $10,000 reward for information.
Tammy Raymond, mother of 17-year-old Logan Raymond whose body was found on the side of Hwy 2A just south of the city’s limits, made an emotional plea Thursday for anyone to come forward with information concerning the death.
He died from head trauma, with some other injuries from hitting the pavement in an area directly west of the Word of Life Church, at about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 12.
Police said earlier a vehicle was involved but they don’t know to what extent. “The family is devastated that no one has come forward with information that we know is out there.”
She said the reward would be paid to anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.
“We are begging you to call Crimestoppers or the RCMP,” she said.
“It has been 23 weeks to the day since our son was taken from us,” said Tammy Raymond, her voice breaking during a press conference at the Capri Centre Hotel.
“Imagine if this was your son or brother. Our lives have been forever changed by this tragedy.”
She said if information is forthcoming it will help the family with healing and provide closure.
Const. Chris Kosack of Red Deer City RCMP, said at the press conference that police are still trying to solve the mystery.
He said police continue to receive tips.
Kosack said police would like information to determine if there was a crime or not involved.
The investigation is headed by Cpl. Phil Penny of Red Deer Rural RCMP.
Red Deer city Councillor Buck Buchanan, chairman of the Red Deer Crimestoppers, said if a person comes forward with information they can back away from the Crimestoppers program top award of $2,000 and opt for the $10,000 reward.
However, in that case they would have to be identified and interviewed by police.
Crimestoppers keeps a tipster’s identity secret and they are not interviewed by police.
Mayor Morris Flewwelling also attended the meeting and proclaimed January as Crimestoppers month.
It is possible that Logan Raymond was struck by a vehicle or some part of a vehicle, fell or left a vehicle.
Police said earlier that his body was found near the green England Way road sign and his belongings strewn 10 to 15 metres north along the highway. No tire tracks were found at the scene.
That night, he was at a house party in Red Deer near the Fas Gas on 32nd Avenue. According to friends, he did drink alcohol but did not consume much.
At 11:30 p.m., he called his father in Penhold and told him he was going to stay the night with his mother in Red Deer.
Raymond was last seen at 12:15 a.m. walking alone, southbound on Taylor Drive in the middle of the right-hand lane.
Anyone with information can call Red Deer Rural RCMP at 403-343-5591 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.