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Family of murdered East Albany woman offers reward

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The family of an east Albany murder victim hopes a reward will help solve the cold case.

67 year old Susie Hollingsworth was stabbed and beaten in her home April 29th, 2008.

No one has ever been charged, and Investigators say they have no suspects.  But her family is still fighting for justice.

Susie Hollingsworth's son found her bloody body covered by a blanket, lying on the living room floor of her home in the 200 block of North Mock Road more than a year and a half ago. The house was ransacked, but nothing was missing. The doors were locked.

Now almost two years later the family says they are frustrated.  They say Police have not contacted them in months, and don't believe Investigators even remember Susie Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth's sister Elsie Pollock said "I do understand there is somebody killed or mutilated in this town every night of the week. We understand that. But do you just sweep a sweet old lady under the rug, and not try."

Pollock keeps a file of information about her sister's murder, but Investigators admit it has become a cold case, with no suspects and no leads.

Hollingsworth's son Steve Gunter said "they were so busy trying to pin it on myself and my brothers."

The family says Investigators made it clear they suspected one of them killed Hollingsworth. They understand that is possible, but with her home in a neighborhood known for prostitutes and drugs they think Police should have looked outside more.

Gunter said "I want to say it was gang related. That's what keeps going through my mind. Because I don't want it to be family."

Now the family is asking the community to help them find her killer.

Pollock said "You really don't know what to do because there is not a day or night goes by you don't think about all this. It drives you crazy."

The family says they can have no closure or peace without finding Susie Hollingsworth's killer. They are now offering a reward for information, to help them bring justice.

Albany Police say they have not forgotten the Hollingsworth case, but they are at a standstill and don't have any leads.

If you have any information call CRIME STOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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