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      Authorities offering $10,000 reward for information in fire-related murder of Oneonta man

      Donald Whited, 66, of Oneonta, died in an arson fire at his home on Ebell Road, Monday, January 13, 2014. (abc3340.com)

      Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding the fire-related murder of an Oneonta man, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey announced Friday.

      Donald Whited, 66, died Jan. 13 in a fire at his home in the 3900 block of Ebell Road. Following a preliminary investigation, the Alabama State Fire Marshal and members of the ATF ruled the fatal blaze as arson.

      An autopsy was performed Wednesday and Whited's death was ruled a homicide.

      Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please call Blount Co. Crime Stoppers at 205-274-2746. You will remain anonymous and will not be forced to testify in court.