Reward offered for information regarding death of Melissa White

Sheree Silverwood/Staff Reporter

Mercer County Crime Stoppers is currently seeking information regarding the death of Melissa White of Viola. If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Mercer County Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-582-2762 or locally at 309-582-3500. If your information leads to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this crime, a cash reward of up to one thousand dollars will be paid to you in a confidential manner in addition to the one thousand dollar reward being offered by the family.

White's six-year old son found her in the back yard of their home at 1304 14th St., Viola on Friday, Oct. 21. She had suffered severe head injuries. Emergency crews transported her to Mercer County Hospital, and she was later transferred to a Peoria hospital where she died. The death is being considered a homicide.