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Skinner family ups reward to more than $100K

The family of Chris Skinner announced Tuesday that the reward for information leading to the conviction of his killer has been upped to $100,000. 

Skinner, a gay man, was walking home from his sister's birthday party in Toronto's entertainment disctrict on Oct 18 when, at the corner of Victoria and Adelaide, he was beaten to the ground by at least three men who then fatally drove over him with an SUV. 

Check out Xtra's coverage of the Skinner case here

There were several witnesses to the attack, CCTV video of the SUV and Skinner in the moments before the attack and at least three men in the suspect SUV, but so far police have not had a break in the case. On Dec 8 the Toronto Police Service (TPS) announced a $50,000 reward for information leading the conviction of Skinner's killer. The balance of the $100,000 is from the Skinner family and donations to a reward fund. Read about how you can contribute to the award fund here.

Anyone with information about Skinner's murder is asked to contact Toronto Police Service Detective Stacy Gallant at 416−808−7410, or Crime Stoppers at 416−222−8477. And Xtra here.