Family of Murdered Airman Grateful for Generous Community

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OSAWATOMIE, Kan. -- The family of murdered Senior Airman Clinton Reeves held a garage sale in Osawatomie, Kan., on Thursday in an effort to raise money for his funeral.

Clinton, 22, disappeared April 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was stationed. His body was found in a ravine in Anchorage on May 9. Police arrested Reeves' fellow airman, 24-year-old James Thomas and named him a person of interest. Thomas faces six charges of tampering with evidence.

Reeves' cousin, Alesia Reeves, said Clinton loved the Air Force and was energetic and fun to be around.

Alesia added that even though Reeves was a graduate of Raytown High School, residents of Osawatomie and from around the area have shown their support by donating money during Thursday's garage sale. She said the money raised will go toward funeral expenses and that some of the money will be used for travel expenses due to the ongoing investigation in Alaska.

Clinton's family has set up a fund at Landmark Bank in his name. Landmark Bank has two locations: Paola and Osawatomie. Those interested in donating should request to donate to the Clinton Reeves' Foundation.

Another garage sale will be held Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at 964 Oak Crest Drive in Gardner, Kan.

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