John J. Lenkart, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announces 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 Mr. Jerry V. Colyer.
Mr. 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, Virginia.
An unknown black male subject entered the establishment, armed with a revolver, and approached Mr. Colyer demanding money.
After receiving the money, the subject, at point blank range, fired his weapon at Mr. Colyer, striking and killing him before fleeing on foot.
(On September 29, 2016, an unknown male robbed the Econo Lodge on Indian Hill Road in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Before fleeing the scene of the robbery, the suspect shot and killed the clerk, 43 year old Jerry Vadal Colyer. Courtesy of Crime Solvers CCH and YouTube)
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.
Additional photos of this subject have been placed in a Seeking Information poster on the FBI’s website.
The suspect is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH. Alert the Authorities.
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 804-261-1044 or the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.