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Crimestoppers making more appearances around South Bend

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Booking suspects with help from the community, Michiana's Crimestoppers program collects tips from you to solve cases.

It's been around for six-and-a-half years, but you may soon be seeing more of the program.

The Board of Directors approved funding to wrap a Crimestoppers logo around a TRANSPO bus.

"We're out there in a lot of venues," says Coordinator Cindy Kilgore. "But it never hurts to get out in another venue, get our contact information out there, our name out there and remind people that this program is here for those people who are reluctant to get involved in police investigations."

Kilgore says every piece of information helps, but sometimes, people don't report what they know - either for fear of revenge from the suspect or thinking police already know about it.

You may also notice new billboards around South Bend. On Monday, Crimestoppers started its new campaign, which has the slogan, "Do You Know Who Killed Us?"

They're featuring two South Bend homicides. While the cases are not related, the victims are.Police say Bernard Vaughn was murdered on the southwest side of the city in 2010, and his uncle, George Reed, was the first murder reported in 2013.

If you have information concerning either case, you're asked to call 288-STOP.

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