Reward offered for information on death of Blount Co. teacher

BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Blount County DA’s office is offering a $10,000 reward for any information about the death of a retired school teacher. Rhonette Lyles, 77, was found dead inside her burning home in the Horton community on February 8th. Arson has been ruled as the cause of the fire.

The Blount County District Attorney says Lyles was a beloved teacher at Cleveland Elementary School and touched many lives in the community.

Pamela Casey (Blount Co. DA)“It’s very sad, the manner in which she died and I really want to be able to bring the person who did this to swift justice.” – Pamela Casey, Blount County DA

Anyone with information is asked to call Blount County Crime Stoppers at (205) 274-2746. The information you’d provide would remain anonymous. You will not have to testify in court.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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