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Reward of up to $100,000 offered in the Cold Case Homicide of U.S. Postal Service Contract Driver

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN –Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee, Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and the Memphis Police Department (MPD) today announced a reward of up to $100,000 in a renewed effort to gain additional information about the 2001 unsolved murder of U.S. Postal Service Contract Driver Larry Vinson.

On January 2, 2001, between approximately 11:15 pm and 11:30 pm, Larry Vinson was murdered outside the United States Postal Service Mail Annex, which at the time was located near the airport at 3510 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tennessee. Investigators determined that Vinson was murdered during the commission of a robbery.

Because of potential new leads which have recently been developed, as well as continuing advances in DNA technology, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich along with other partners, are announcing the availability of up to $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for this crime. Investigators are confident there are members of the public who can provide critical information to help solve this murder of Larry Vinson.

Anyone with information about the January 2, 2001, murder of Postal Contract Driver Larry Vinson at 3510 Winchester Road, should call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or Memphis Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Larry Vinson

Larry Vinson

Reward Poster Larry Vinson case 4-17-19.pdf


Cherri Green
Public Information Officer

Updated May 15, 2019