Rewards offered in killings of sisters

October 25, 1991

Rewards totaling $11,000 have been offered for information about those responsible for the slayings last Friday of two elderly sisters who operated a Havre de Grace gun shop, according to police.

State police said a $10,000 reward from the families of the two victims, Bessie Mitchell, about 70, and her sister, Emily E. Hamby, 75, is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shootings.

Another $1,000 reward is being offered by the Harford County Crime Solvers.

Both victims were found shot to death just before 1 p.m. last Friday in the rear of the Sportman's Center in Havre de Grace.

An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the register and a some handguns were removed from showcases in the store. The police have no suspects.

Investigators are looking for a mid-1970s-model Camaro painted in gray primer that had been seen in the vicinity of the store. The car had license tags with a white background, they said.

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