A fund has been established for those who want to add to the reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin.
Police say the freshman was stabbed to death on Oct. 27, after coming home from school and taking place in her own home in Indian Head Park.
Over the weekend, an anonymous donor stepped forward to donate $10,000 as a reward to anyone who could help police catch O'Laughlin's killer, according to FOX Chicago. Shortly afterward, two more donors stepped forward, bringing the amount to $30,000, according to the Chicago Tribune. Since then, community members and people touched by the tragedy have been coming forward wanting to add to the reward money.
The fund is now up to more than $40,000, according to Kathy Leach at the Indian Head Park Administrative Center.
A bank account has been set up at Hinsdale Bank and Trust and its branch in Western Springs for donations.
Those interested in donating to the account should make checks out to "Kelli O'Laughlin Reward Account." Bank employees said it is important to label to which account the donation is intended, because a separate memorial fund will be established in O'Laughlin's honor in the next few days.
Donations can be mailed or dropped off to the following three locations:
Community Bank of Western Springs
1000 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs, IL
Indian Head Park Administrative Center
201 Acacia Drive
Indian Head Park, IL 60525
Hinsdale Bank and Trust
25 E. First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Those mailing donations should mark envelopes to the attention of O'Laughlin Reward Account or O'Laughlin Memorial Account.