FBI sets reward up to $20,000 related to murder investigation

The photo above has been enhanced to specifically bring attention to the subject’s bandaged hand and the emblem on the brim of the ball cap.

RICHMOND—John J. Lenkart, acting special agent in charge of the Richmond Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, last week announced a reward of up to $20,000 for information that will lead investigators to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the murder of Jerry V. Colyer.

Colyer was murdered during a robbery that occurred while he was working the evening of September 29, 2016, at the Econo-Lodge Motel in the 2300 block of Indian Hill Road in Chesterfield. An unknown black male subject entered the establishment, armed with a revolver, and approached Colyer demanding money. After receiving the money the subject, at point blank range, fired his weapon at Colyer striking and killing him before fleeing on foot.

The subject is described as a black male with a thin build; wearing jeans, a maroon long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt, a red brimmed ball cap and dark colored shoes. At the time of the robbery and murder, the subject also had what appeared to be a white bandage around his right hand.

This investigation is an effort of the FBI Richmond Division Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force, partnering with the Chesterfield County Police Department. Individuals with information that may assist agents and detectives regarding this investigation are asked to call the FBI at 261-1044, or the Chesterfield County Police Department, 748-1251.

The FBI also has partnered with Lamar Digital Billboards for continued coverage of this investigation. On May 19, the subject of this robbery/murder investigation began being featured on digital billboards at the 5900 block of West Broad Street, I-64 near exit 195, I-195 near Westwood and I-95 just north of the I-95/I-85 convergence.