Family still seeks answers five years after Alabama body shop owner found murdered. $15,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest.

Published 10:57 am Thursday, September 9, 2021

A $15,000 reward has been offered f0r the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the 2016 death of an Alabama man.

The family of Edwin Earl Cosby, 78, of Crenshaw County continue their search for answers five years after his death. Cosby was murdered in June 2016.

On June 14, 2016, Cosby was found deceased at his body shop located at 237 N. Jackson Avenue in Rutledge. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Cosby was murdered.

Cosby was last seen alive at a store in town on a Monday afternoon. His son, Brent Cosby, found his body hours later in his office that night.

A reward of $15,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of all persons responsible for the death of Cosby. The Cosby Family is offering $5,000 and the State of
Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation on May 19, 2017 offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) found guilty of his death. Central Alabama CrimeStoppers is offering a $5,0000 reward to be paid within 30 days of arrest.

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