The Bishop Paiute Tribe is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the pipe bomb that blew up a mailbox last week. On top of the Inyo Sheriffs reward, information is now worth $2000.
On Tuesday March 9, a pipe bomb destroyed the mailbox on Diaz Lane. Sheriff officials have stated that investigators believe that the bomb may have been related to a homicide investigation.
In early December, Sheriffs Officials said that 17-year-old Edward Keller, Jr. of Bishop had confessed to the murder of 29-year-old James Williams on November 26th, 2009. Tribal officials note that the explosion destroyed the mailbox of Ed Keller.
Bishop Tribal Officials say, We are very fortunate that no one was injured in this incident. However the potential for personal injury was very high so identifying those responsible for this act of violence is necessary to ensure that no further incidents of this kind occur in our community.
In addition to the tribal reward, the Sheriffs Department continues to investigate and has offered a $1000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects in this case.
Tribal Officials are asking that anyone with any information that might help the investigation contact the Inyo Sheriffs Department at 878-0383 or the Bishop Paiute Tribal Police at 873-4477, or the Bishop Paiute Tribal Office at 873-3584.