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Family of teen burned to death hands out fliers looking for information on his murder

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of a 15-year-old boy whose body was found burned beyond recognition in a West Side alley was increased to $7,500. (WLS)

The family of a teen who was burned to death passed out fliers Saturday and held a small memorial in the city's Austin neighborhood.

The burned body of Demetrius Griffin Jr. was found in a dumpster back in September. An autopsy determined the 15 year old was alive when he was set on fire.

"He was not a bad kid, no child deserves this and if we do not get this monster off the street someone else is going to end up just like this," said Rochelle Sykes, Griffin's aunt.

The family passed out fliers, asking anyone with information to come forward.

A $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
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