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Family offers reward for information on Springfield woman's killer

"We just want to have closure and let her rest in peace," said Belinda Penn, Dorothy's sister-in-law.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 6:47 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2018 11:24 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Two years after a Springfield woman was brutally murdered, her family is offering a reward for information about her killer.

Dorothy Ashley was found murdered in her home in Springfield Aug. 5, 2016. There have been no leads on who killed her, and since then the case has gone cold.

Belinda Penn, Dorothy's sister-in-law, said they're now offering a cash reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever did this.

Dorothy was 76-years-old when she was killed. She lived alone at her house at 1370 R Street. Police said her son William Day found her in the home, lifeless and beaten.

Police said there was no forced entry, nothing disrupted and nothing indicating a struggle. Detectives have had little to go on.

Belinda said she clearly remembers that day.

"A shock -- very shocked," said Belinda. "It has taken a toll on everybody. We just want to have closure and let her rest in peace."

She said Dorothy always supported her grandchildren, attending all their sports games.

She said they're holding a candlelight vigil for her on Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1370 R Street. This is the second vigil they've held for her.

If you saw anything suspicious, no matter how small it may be, the Penns are asking you to call Springfield police, because it could be the tip to crack this case.

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