One year ago 19-year-old Pamela Kinney disappeared from her home in Apalachicola. A year later, Franklin County sheriff's investigators are still trying to arrest and convict a suspect for her murder.
Kinney's body was found about three weeks after her disappearance in a wooded area off Tilton Road just west of Apalachicola. Autopsy results confirmed Kinney was murdered, but a motive for the killing has not been released.
Mike Mock of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said, "There's not a day that goes by that I can think of that I don't think about this case. You try not to get personal, but it's personal to me as any other case of this magnitude would be."
In April, investigators confirmed to Newschannel 7 that Kinney's father, Raymond Lockley, is a suspect. Monday they wouldn't confirm anything further. They are working on the case around the clock, but say they need your help.
They're giving people more on an incentive to help. On Monday the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction increased from $6,000 to $10,000.
"We need somebody to talk and I think $10,000 versus $6,000 will generate a lot more discussion in the community. We believe somebody in this community could really help us."
Mock says he is hoping this will help solve this stubborn case.
"If you have any information, even if you think it's not going to solve anything, we are asking you to please come forward.”
It might be the tip Mock says his team need to bring someone to justice. Mock says he is in constant contact with Kinney's family.
Everyone involved in the case is asking that if you have any information, call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 670-8500.