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$10K reward offered in South Bend hiker death case

AMHERST, Va. -- New information has been revealed on a South Bend man's body found eight months ago on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

Investigators and his family are hoping a renewed push will help them solve his murder.

Last August the body of 30-year-old Scott Lilly was found. For weeks he'd been hiking the trail before he vanished.

He was found partially buried in the George Washington National Forest. At a press conference in Virginia, the FBI said it's upping its cash reward.

"Law enforcement is hoping that anyone who has any information and has failed to report it out of fear or loyalty to the perpetrator will be motivated to contact us,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael Morehart.

"We need closure on this terrible crime,” said victim’s sister Alysen Lilly. “So please if you have any information, please contact the authorities."

The new reward is up to $10,000. 

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