Reward Doubled For Information on Speights Murder
It's been over 15 days since volunteer firefighter Justin Speights was murdered while attending a New Years party. With no real leads, the reward for information that leads to his killer or killers has been doubled.
Speights was a 2014 Pine Bush High School graduate and a volunteer firefighter for the past four years at the Silver Lake Fire District. He was stabbed and killed while he apparently tried to break up a fight at a house party in the Town of Crawford in the early hours of New Years Day. Police are ruling the death a homicide. No arrests have been made.
On Friday, the Silver Lake Fire District announced that the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association is donating $10,000 to the reward already established in finding the people responsible for Speight's death.
A few days after his murder The Silver Lake Fire District announced a $10,000 dollar reward. The reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the murder is now $20,000.
“As a member of the Silver Lake Fire District for 4 years, Justin was a hardworking and dedicated young man who would always be willing to help out his community and his fellow firefighters,” Silver Lake Fire Company Public Information Officer Jeff Jaques wrote in the department’s Facebook posting.
New York State Police say there was around 100 people at the party at the time of the murder. They are asking anyone who may have attended the party or has any information regarding the crime to contact State Police in Middletown (845) 344-5300. All information will be kept confidential.