FBI doubles reward in search for Eagle Butte murder suspect(s)
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has doubled the reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the 2016 murder of Jessie Wallace Cook. The reward is now $10,000.
Cook was found on the ground, unresponsive, near the water tower on the corner of Willow Street and Highway 212 in Eagle Butte on October 29, 2016, and was pronounced dead shortly after. His autopsy determined the cause of death to be blunt force injury, consistent with the severe facial damage observed when he was found.
Cook was 32 at the time and was an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Anyone with information about Cook’s murder is asked to contact the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office at (763) 569-8000.