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A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


 12/06/09                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Reward Increased in Ottawa County Home Invasion

The family of Sam Sanders, 64, has increased a reward of $5,000 to $8,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for his murder.  

The family’s rural Ottawa County home was invaded by at least two masked gunmen in the early morning hours of March 24, 2009.  Sanders was shot and killed by the intruders and other family members inside the home were assaulted by them.  Investigators believe robbery was likely the motive and that the suspects live in the Northwest Missouri or Northeast Oklahoma area.

If you have any information about this crime, please call either the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at (918) 542-2806 or the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017.

Sam Sanders