The Crime Stoppers award for finding the murderer of 12-year-old David Mack was raised to $10,000 on Monday.
David was last seen by his grandmother around 3 pm on February 9 when he told her that he was going over to a friend’s house. The Atlanta native’s family reported him missing at 8:45 pm that same night when he failed to return home.
When the Mack family went searching for the missing child, they found his body in the woods near their home. A witness who lives near the area in which David had been found stated that she had heard multiple gunshots from the wooded area on Tuesday evening. However, according to Atlanta Police Department, there have been conflicting reports of when gunshots were heard in the area.
The boy’s grandmother, Glenda Mack, told police that David had FaceTimed his friend and told them that he was going elsewhere in the neighborhood. The friend then allegedly asked David if he could come along but all he could see was David’s face as another voice told him, “no, say no,” from the background.
Atlanta Police Department is actively searching for the person that fatally shot David. Authorities also hope that an autopsy will help them determine time of death so that they can develop a timeline of David’s murder.
Anyone that may have information about the case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.