FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(857) 386-2905
August 16, 2023

FBI Announces $10,000 Reward for Information in Connection with 15-Year-Long Murder Investigation

The FBI’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force and the Portland Police Department in Maine are asking for the public’s assistance and offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Frank A. Williams in 2008.

On August 16, 2008, at the Fox Street soccer field in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Portland, Maine, Frank A. Williams was beaten and stabbed multiple times before succumbing to his injuries.  His death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maine. At the time of the murder, Mr. Williams was 37 years old and the father of two children.

Concerned citizens and witnesses in the area reported that there was a large group of individuals that were present for the murder who likely have knowledge of the incident. 

“As we mark the 15th anniversary of Frank Williams’s senseless death, the FBI and our law enforcement partners continue to search for the perpetrator(s) who tragically ended his life,” said Christopher DiMenna, acting special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division. “We will pursue justice for Mr. Williams and his family, no matter how long it takes, and we hope this reward will incentivize anyone with information to come forward. Our ask of the public is simple: if you have any information, please contact us.”

"We would like to thank the FBI for supporting our investigation with the offer of this reward,” said Portland Police Chief Mark Dubois. “This might get my detectives the information that they need to identify those responsible and bring closure to the Williams family."

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact law enforcement. 

Tips may be provided to the Portland Police Department at 207-405-0929, or to the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or tips.fbi.gov.