Zaxby's Helps Raise Money For Alachua County Crime Stoppers
Published January 22nd, 2014
GAINESVILLE -- In an effort to generate more leads in unsolved cases, Alachua County Crime Stoppers held a fundraiser Tuesday night at several area Zaxby's restaurants.
Boris Ochsenius, whose younger brother Sebastian was killed in 2010 by an unknown intruder in his family's home, is now the chair of Alachua County Crime Stoppers.
He helped to organize the fundraiser, in which all three of the Zaxby's restaurants in Gainesville agreed to donate 10 percent of their sales to the Crime Stoppers organization.
Ochsenius says he's hopeful that this will help develop new leads in unsolved crimes, like his brother's still unsolved murder case.
"The max amount that's allowed by the state is $1,000 for a tip," said Ochsenius. "If an important case comes out, we're able to supplement that with our discretional funds and say 'hey, let's make it $2000."
Ochsenius says his family hasn't lost hope that Sebastian's killer will be identified and held accountable for his actions one day. He hopes people with knowledge of the crime will feel more comfortable speaking out as time goes by.
Ochsenius says Crime Stoppers has two more similar events planned for this coming March and May.
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