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Cold case unsolved 5 years later

The family of a Macon woman who was found strangled to death, 5 years ago, is still seeking answers to her murder.

They're also offering a reward to anyone who could help police solve the cold case.

Sophia Denmark was found near her apartment, in the Pleasant Grove area of Macon, February 21, 2009.

Lt. Shermaine Jones, of the Bibb Sheriff's department, says police arrested and charged a man who was later cleared, after evidence showed that he didn't commit the murder.

Jones says the sheriff's office continues to follow-up on leads.

Denmark's grandmother, Ophelia Austin, says the family continues to dig for information too, while still remaining hopeful.

"We're just praying that if somebody will see Sophia and remember something that happened that night, or remember somebody and would come forward," Austin explained.


Jones added, "We work for the deceased at this point. We're trying to make sure that at the end of the day we bring closure to the family, because that's all that they have is closure. They want an understanding as to why things happened the way they happened."

The family is offering a $3,000 reward to anyone with information on the case.

An anonymous tip can be reported to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 478-742-2330.


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