For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Arson/Homicide Investigation
ATF, USMS and Page County Sherriff’s Office Seek Public’s Help in Arson/Homicide Investigation
Page County, Virginia —The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the Page County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S Marshals Service, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who is currently on the run, Timothy Thomas Comer. Comer is wanted on a felony charge of allegedly possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony and is a potential suspect in a Page County, Virginia, homicide. He is considered armed and dangerous.
On June 29, 2023, just after 5pm, the Page County Emergency Communications Center, received a call about a man in the 5600 block of Jollett Road in Elkton, Virginia. Once law enforcement arrived, they found a 69-year-old man dead from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Investigators from the Page County Sheriff’s Office began investigating this case as a homicide and listed Timothy Thomas Comer as a person of interest. Then on July 10, 2023, the Page County Sheriff’s Office announced they were investigating a suspicious fire that happened on July 9, 2023, in the 5000 block of Jollett Road in Elkton.
The Page County Sheriff’s Office, ATF and the USMS are offering a reward of up to $7500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect at large. An anonymous donation has now made the reward a total of up to $10,000.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or Page County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 743-6571. Tips can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
ATF regulates the firearm industry and is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.