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Reward increases in Kroger employee murder case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials for the city of Woodlawn Park have said they are contributing $5,000 to the current reward fund for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person who killed Kroger store employee Jack Combs. The announcement means that the total reward now stands at $30,000.

Various groups have contributed to the reward, including Kroger, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227, Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co., and the city of Indian Hills.

Woodlawn Park borders St. Matthews. "Many of our residents knew Jack in the store, and many patronize that Kroger. The sooner we solve this, the sooner the community is going to get better," said Mike Brown, mayor of the city of Woodlawn Park.

The murder occurred Nov. 23 at the Kroger store on Hubbards Lane and Westport Road. Kroger employee Jack Combs was killed when he exited the store near the pharmacy at the end of his shift.

Numerous tips have poured in, but no arrests have been made in the case. The St. Matthews Police Department is the public for information about the murder.

"If the person or persons responsible for this are interested in talking to the police, they need to do that right away. We encourage them to come in and give us their side to the story," said St. Matthews Police Officer Dennis McDonald.

Police are now saying they do not believe the killing was a random act.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Matthews Police at 502-893-9000. Callers can remain anonymous.

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