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Reward offered for information in murder of Oneonta man

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Blount County authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down the suspect or suspects who killed an Oneonta man and then tried to cover up the murder with a fire.
On Monday evening, fire crews responded to a house fire on Ebell Road near Oneonta.  After flames were extinguished the body of 66-year-old Donald Whited was found in the home.  Investigators ruled that evidence on the scene indicated that Whited was killed before the fire was set.  Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey confirmed that Whited's death is being investigated as a homicide. The fire , which was investigated by the Alabama State Fire Marshal and  U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF),   has been ruled as arson.
On Friday, Casey announced that  a reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information connected to Whited's death.  Anyone with information is asked to call Blount County Crimestoppers at (205)274-2746. Authorities say all calls will remain anonymous.

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