$7,500 reward in 90-year-old Carver County farmer homicide

Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is now offering a $7,500 reward for information in the homicide death of a 90-year-old Carver County farmer. Earl Olander lived alone in San Francisco Township and was found dead with his hands bound in April. His family says he had no enemies and would do anything for them. He still worked at his 320-acre farm, bailing hay to sell in Belle Plaine once a week.

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Police said there were no signs of a break-in at Olander's rural home on the family farm, but his doors were likely unlocked. His family thought perhaps he had been targeted for his money, but sheriff's deputies are still taking tips from various sources.

"This investigation is a top priority and we're going to need additional information from the public to solve this case," sheriff Jim Olson said.

Crime Stoppers of Minnesota has offered a $7,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. You can visit www.crimestoppersmn.org or call 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) with information, and you can remain anonymous. 

You can also call the Carver County Sheriff's Office:
952-361-1231 (office)
952-361-1224 (tip line)
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