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Reward fund continues to grow in Steve Toms murder case

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The reward fund aimed at helping catch a killer keeps growing.

A benefit concert was held over the weekend to raise reward money to help find the person that killed Gold and Silver Trading Center manager Steve Toms.

"That was "Banding for Steve" and Columbus is bonding for Steve," said reward fund organizer Allen Woodall.

It took a tragedy to bring all these people together, but their bond is showing just how much an entire community cared about Steve Toms. The combined money from CrimeStoppers, local businesses, and now personal donations brings the reward fund to a new high.

Woodall told News Leader 9, "The reward money is now a little over $20,000 and we're hoping very soon to say we can offer a $25,000 reward."

Friends and family members have now placed billboards requesting information on Toms's murder at the Gold and Silver Trading Center.

"The more you have, we feel like somebody is going to come forward. If you get up to $25,000 people will start talking," said Woodall.

People who knew Steve Toms say he was an amazing person and he would be making the same efforts to find justice if this tragedy happened to any of his friends, "Steve had a big heart. Once you met him, like I did a year ago, he was an instant friend. He was a great guy and Columbus has really bonded together in helping to raise this money to get this person off the streets."

If you missed the concert but still want to donate to the reward fund, there are a few ways you can help. You can stop by any SunTrust Bank and donate to the "Banding Together for Steve" fund, or you can purchase a car decal or T-shirt at Duffy's Bar or The Gold and Silver Trading Center.

Columbus police still urge anyone to call them if they have any information that may help find the suspect who murdered Steve Toms. Their number is (706)653-3400.

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