Unsolved murder case still active

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 14, 2003

The unsolved 2000 murder of Martha &uot;Mookie&uot; Gray has been selected as the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Gray, a former Orrville resident, was shot and killed May 19, 2000.

Gray was shot and killed by the intruders.

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Investigators were unable to gather enough evidence at the scene to lead to an arrest.

Freine said anyone with information about the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-44-CRIME.

Callers will be given a code name. They do not have to identify themselves or testify. If the information provided leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, callers will receive a cash reward of from $25 to $1,000.

Rewards are usually made within a matter of days. A conviction is not necessary to collect a reward, only an arrest or the recovery of stolen property.

Freine noted that the state of Alabama is also offering a reward of $10,000 in the Gray case. &uot;But that reward requires that the information provided lead to an arrest and conviction,&uot; he added. &uot;The information provided to Crime Stoppers is not required to result in a conviction.&uot;

He paused, then added, &uot;I’d like to solve this one.&uot;