MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A reward of $25,000 is being offered in the investigation into the murder of a 60-year-old Hibbing business owner.

On July 10, 2017, Brian Nelson was found stabbed to death in his Hibbing home, located behind The Bottle Shop liquor store, which he owned and operated.

It happened during the city’s Jubilee Community Festival, which is again being held this week.

Investigators consider robbery as a potential motive, but the investigation hasn’t identified forensic evidence or witnesses to aid the investigation. Authorities say Nelson closed the store on Saturday, July 8, and took the day’s cash proceeds home. He was last seen alive at 10:30 p.m. that day.

No arrests have been made, despite an extensive investigation by Hibbing police.

On Thursday morning at the St. Louis County District Court, officials in Hibbing will be announcing the reward in hopes that someone will come forward with information that will help solve the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hibbing police at 218-263-3601 or pdeak@ci.hibbing.mn.us.

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