Crime Stoppers WNY is offering a $7,500 reward to help find the killer or killers of a Buffalo college student. It has been 4 months since 19-year-old Buffalo State College sophomore Tyler Lewis was murdered at the North Campus of the University at Buffalo.

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Tyler's mother, who described the sophomore college student as sweet. She said he was her favorite person. The pain in her voice was heartbreaking as she spoke about the loss of her only son. Roquishia Lewis, Tyler's mom, said that he was going to school for business and that he wanted to be a real estate mogul.


Tyler Xavier Lewis was born on May 30, 2003. His young life was cut short on October 14, 2022, when he traveled to the campus of UB and never returned. According to his mother, he rode with four friends to the campus. It has not been publicly made clear what happened, but something very bad happened. Tyler was the only person to lose his life. His mother said he was too trusting. Tyler's obituary speaks to the type of person he was,

Tyler was an extremely considerate young man who did what he could to make not only his family but everyone around him happy. Tyler was distinguished and well-regarded by many. Tyler had a maturity that allowed him to self-advocate for himself which his peer group found to be inspiring. During his younger years, he was quite fond of animals and had many pets that he cared for. That speaks to his level of compassion for all of mankind.


If you have any information about Tyler's death, please call or text Tyler's family's tipline at 716-226-6336. The Crime Stoppers tipline is 716-867-6161.

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