A local businessman, who asked to remain anonymous, donated $1,000 to the reward to catch 5-year-old Allison Griffor's killer.

"I plan to increase the amount by $1,000 every few months," the man told The Post and Courier. "I want the public to see that the reward money is being increased." He did not want to claim any glory from his donation publicly, though. The man said he made the contribution because, as a father, he felt compelled to help.

Someone kicked in the Griffors' front door on Pierpont Avenue in West Ashley about 1 a.m. Oct. 25. As Allison's father walked toward the noise, the intruder fired a shotgun into the house.

Several buckshot pellets traveled through the door, through a wall and into Allison's head as she slept in her bed in a room she shared with her two brothers, 7-year-old Aiden and 2-year-old Lucas. She died two days later at Medical University Hospital after brain scans did not show any activity.