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Reward increased in Fike case
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KEARNEY, Neb. - An anonymous $20,000 pledge to Crimestoppers upped the ante for information in the death of Kelcey Fike to $30,000.

"I'm just thrilled with the public's willingness to come forward and do that. People are just as good as I've always thought they were," said Dan Lynch, Kearney's police chief.

It's the largest pledge Lynch has seen in his 34 years on the department.

Fike, 21, a 2005 Monroe High School graduate, was found murdered in her home in west Kearney on June 17. Kearney police aren't releasing details about her death, but along with Fike's parents, Randy and Mary Jo Fike of Kearney, police are asking people with direct or indirect information in Fike's death to come forward.

Fike moved to Kearney from Monroe about one year ago.

Mike Young, Kearney Police Department's investigation sergeant, said police are working Fike's case daily, developing leads, interviewing people and processing evidence.

Members of Crimestoppers and Keep Kearney Safe have distributed reward information and pictures of Fike. Fliers were also given to Kearney-area businesses. An estimated 2,500 were handed out.

The information is also on an electronic billboard display above a highway going through Kearney.

The Wisconsin Community Bank in Monroe has established a Kelcey Fike Reward Fund. Donations can be sent to the bank at P.O. Box 100, Monroe, WI, 53566, Attn. Wendy Ellingson.

Anyone with information in Fike's death is asked to contact KPD at (308) 237-2104, the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office at (308) 236-8555 or Crimestoppers at (308) 237-3424.