By Layne Lasseter & Max Cannon
Updated 12:15pm CST, November 29th, 2012
The FBI is releasing new details about the decade-old slayings of two American Indian men from South Dakota in hopes of stirring up new leads.
FBI agent Bob Perry says agents identified several suspects early, but they refuse to cooperate enough to be ruled out, and tips come in but nothing solid.
The agency has rereleased a poster offering up to a $50,000 reward in an effort to get people with knowledge of the crime talking.
Perry says rumors and false leads have hurt the investigation.
From the FBI Poster:
On Tuesday, June 8, 1999, the bodies of Wilson Edison Black Elk, Jr. and Ronald Owen Hard Heart were found on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation(PRIR) in South Dakota, several hundred yards north of the Nebraska-South Dakota border near White Clay, Nebraska. The two victims, both residents of PRIR, were last seen on the main road to Pine Ridge, South Dakota from White Clay, Nebraska on Sunday, June 6, 1999. Authorities have determined that both victims were murdered.
Anyone with information may call the Reward$TV.net crime tip line at: 1-888-755-TIPS. (8477)