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Family offers $5,000 reward in Dorothy Ashley cold case

The family of Dorothy Ashley is offering a reward of $5,000 for the first tip that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 5:57 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2020 6:17 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Four years after Dorothy Ashley was brutally murdered inside her home, her family is still looking for closure, and now they're willing to pay for it. 

The family is offering a reward of $5,000 for the first tip that leads to an arrest and conviction -- something they hope spurs a memory, or finally urges someone with information to come forward.

Dorothy, who was 76 at the time of her murder, was found dead in her home by one of her sons.

He said there were no signs of forced entry at her home on R Street.

RELATED: SPRINGFIELD POLICE NOT GIVING UP ON SOLVING COLD CASE

Tom Day is another one of Dorothy's sons, and he said he's offering the reward because he's sure someone out there knows something.

"I'm frustrated because I mean it's a cold case and the police say they're doing everything they can and maybe they have, but I really don't think they have because to this day they haven't offered any reward," said Day.

When KEZI 9 News talked to Springfield police about the case two years ago, they said it was Springfield's only unsolved murder. 

Dorothy's family says without a proper place to direct their pain and anger, it's hard to find closure. 

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