$7,000 reward offered in Vivian homicide

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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A $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the Jan. 5, 2016, homicide of J.D. Hill of Vivian.

Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers President Reed Ebarb said $5,000 is being offered by Hill’s family and $2,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers.

"This case is of great importance to Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers and no tip or information is too small,” he said. “Whether you call, use our app, P3 Tips, or website, we want your information and you can remain anonymous."

Hill, 43, was shot in his home at 202 South Pecan around 7:45 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Deputies found a bullet hole in his carport door and Hill inside with a gunshot wound. Witnesses reported seeing multiple suspects fleeing the scene westbound on foot.

Hill was a family man and a lifelong resident of Vivian. He was a 1991 graduate of North Caddo Magnet High School who later worked as a safety foreman with a local tree company and as a swamp driller with an offshore energy company. Friends and family described him as a person who was always positive and had a friendly attitude.

“A personal mission of mine is seeking all possible avenues of assistance in bringing attention and resolution to my brother J.D.’s case, which is why I’m partnering with CPSO Crime Stoppers,” said Regina Hill. “This reward is an opportunity for the public to voice their silence absent fear, to assist in the case while remaining anonymous, and to do what is right and be compensated for it.

“My family and I implore the residents of Vivian and surrounding areas to come forward with any and all information.  Vivian is a small town where everyone knows everybody, so we know that someone knows and/or saw something. Although 3 years have now passed, my family remains strong, optimistic, and prayerful that J.D.’s murderer and accomplices will be apprehended. We are hopeful that this increased reward will motivate the public to come forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for J.D.’s murder,” Hill said.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 318-673-7373, www.lockemup.org, or through the P3 Tips app.


For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666