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Reward for information in Giles County murder increases to $1 million

Jim and Dawn Grimes
Posted at 12:36 PM, Oct 19, 2021

LYNNVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A reward for information in the unsolved murder of a Giles County man has increased to $1 million.

James "Jim" Grimes was killed near his family's barn in Lynville on April 19.

His wife Dawn said she heard a loud noise, walked outside to investigate, and found her husband had been shot.

Family and friends flocked to the gazebo in town to show their support with "Justice for Jim" signs to mark the six-month anniversary of his death.

Dawn Grimes
Dawn Grimes hugs a loved one while holding a 'justice for jim' sign in Lynville, Tennessee.

"I’m overwhelmed with appreciation and love, and I feel the support, and it’s what our family needed," Dawn Grimes said.

Lieutenant Shane Hunter said there's a person of interest, and they're not cooperating. "We’re thinking there’s one piece of the puzzle that we do not have, and we’re hoping that today with this news brief that it will bring that missing piece," Hunter said.

He said they've worked tirelessly for justice. "If there is a shining light in all of this, I know that true love exists because you see that with Mrs. Grimes and her husband," he said.

Family and friends hope the reward money will get national attention. They want more state and federal resources to come help. "We hope with the announcement today that we will get the recognition that my husband deserves, and we’ll get some closure with the help of technology," Grimes said.

Reward increased in Jim Grimes case
Reward increased to $1 million in Jim Grimes murder case in Lynnville, Tennessee.

Anyone with information on his death is asked to call 931-638-2358 or 800-TBI-FIND.