BEIJING, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Police in China's Hubei Province are offering a cash reward for information resulting in the conviction of the person who killed eight people.
Investigators said they suspect Xiong Zhenlin, a local junk dealer, killed the people -- including a 2-year-old boy -- with an implement such as an ax between Sunday and Monday, reported Xinhua, China's state-run news agency. He has not been apprehended.
Police said they found six bodies and blood-stained axes and hammers in Xiong's junkyard. The bodies of the 2-year-old boy and his grandmother were found in their home in Suizhou City.
A reward of as much as $7,140 is being offered for the apprehension of Xiong, and a reward of roughly $750 is available for information that could lead to his conviction, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
The bodies of the three men and three women found in the junkyard were identified as employees at Xiong's junkyard, a police spokesman said.
Neighbors indicated Xiong, 35, was dating the toddler's 43-year-old grandmother and hoped to marry her, Xinhua said.