One year after law prof's shooting death, police release new details on mystery Prius
Police in Tallahassee, Florida, have released new details about the Prius that may have been used by the person who shot and killed Florida State University law professor Dan Markel on July 18 of last year.
A neighbor who heard a loud bang found Markel bleeding in his car in the garage. His driver’s side window was broken.
Surveillance photos captured the Prius, a 2006 to 2009 model with tinted windows and painted “Silver Pine Mica,” report People magazine and the Tallahassee Democrat in stories here and here. It had a missing a tow-bolt cover on the front bumper, a mismatching black housing on the passenger-side mirror, and what appeared to be a toll transponder in the center of the windshield. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog links to the press release.
There is still a $25,000 reward through Crime Stoppers for anonymous tips about the case, as well as a new, separate reward of up to $100,000 from “an independent source” for information provided to police that leads to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
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