$10,000 reward renewed in 2007 NRH slaying

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How to help Anyone with information about the fatal shooting should call North Richland Hills police at 817-427-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

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A Dallas dairy company is once again offering a $10,000 reward for information in the 2007 slaying of a North Richland Hills woman who was shot to death when she answered a doorbell at her home.

Oak Farms Dairy has renewed the reward seeking clues that could lead to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for the killing of 68-year-old Marianne Wilkinson.

An additional $1,000 reward also is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County.

Detectives now believe that there are Palestine residents who may have information that would assist authorities in the investigation. Pollice declined to comment on that information or how residents in the East Texas town could be connected to the case. Palestine is about 140 miles southeast of North Richland Hills.

“We still consider this an active investigation,” said North Richland Hills Investigator Keith Bauman in a Monday email. “But we have not been able to get enough information to bring this case to any closure.”

On the night of Dec. 9, 2007, Wilkinson was shot several times by an unknown gunman when she answered the door at her home in the 8400 block of Spence Court in North Richland Hills. Investigators believe the shooting was a case of mistaken identity and that no one in the Wilkinson family were the intended targets.

Eight months after the shooting, a child found the weapon used in the fatal shooting about eight miles from the Wilkinson’s home. A fingerprint was recovered off a spent shell casings, but no matches have been made.

The renewal of the reward is the second attempt this year by investigators to give the case new life. In February, the case was among several other unsolved Texas cases that were featured by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s new web page.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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