Picayune Police offering reward for information on cold case

Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Picayune Police Department is still seeking information regarding the 2013 murder of a Picayune resident.

At 9:03 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, the Picayune Police Department responded to a call regarding a shooting at 609 Bolar Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man slumped over in the passenger seat of a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Magri said in a previous story.

The victim, Kema Dione Keys, 38, of 606 ½ North Buren Ave., was transported to Highland Community Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Keys is the son of Picayune Councilwoman Lynn Bogan Bumpers according to the initial story in the Item.

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Picayune Police Chief Bryan Dawsey offered his condolences to the victim’s family and pledged to use all available resources to bring the suspect or suspects to justice for the crime.

In previous coverage, Magri said Picayune Police Department investigators are actively following any leads in the case. The Picayune Police Department is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest, and the department is urging anyone with knowledge of the crime to come forward and assist police in solving a cold case.

The police department can be reached at 601-798-7411, and for those who wish to report information anonymously, Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 601-799-CLUE (2583).
A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect.