The reward to find out who was involved in the disappearance and death of Akron's Taylor Robinson has grown.
The total reward for information leading to an arrest is now $7,000.
$5,000 of that reward comes from Summit County Crime Stoppers.
Copley Police Chief Michael Mier says that in addition to anonymous phone tips, they can take anonymous texts as well.
"And then, if the tip pans out and they are eligible for a reward, we can text them via the texting system," Chief Mier tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and let them know that the reward is available, and make arrangements to get them that cash reward anonymously."
Tips can be called in anonymously to 330-434-COPS (2677).
Anonymous texts can be made by texting the word TIPSCO with tip information to 274637 (CRIMES).
Crimestoppers says you may also submit your tip online, securly and anonymously at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1156.
Chief Mier says the anonymous text system is a complex one that doesn't give Crime Stoppers any identifying information...
"We use a national service where all those tips go into one server in one state, and then they go to another server in another state, before they come to us," Chief Mier says. "They're totally encrypted, so we have no way of knowing who the tipster is."
Private investigators Tim Dimoff and Tom Fields have each added their own $1,000 reward to bring the total to $7,000.
Chief Mier says those providing information that leads to an arrest will be eligible for their share of the entire reward.
On the Web: Summit County Crimestoppers, http://www.summitcrimestoppers.org/faq.html