Reward Offered for Information on Norwich Murder

The governor's office is offering a $25,000 reward for information related to a 2011 murder in Norwich.

By Ari Mason
|  Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013  |  Updated 8:36 PM EDT
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Family members if a murdered Norwich woman hope a new billboard will help solve the crime.

Debra Bogstie , Dan Lee

Family members if a murdered Norwich woman hope a new billboard will help solve the crime.

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Police are still searching for the person who killed a Norwich woman in her apartment two years ago, and the governor's office has announced a $25,000 reward for information that could help lead to an arrest.

Jaclyn Wirth, 26, was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2011. Investigators said the bullets were shot through the front door of her apartment at Mohegan Commons.

Investigators are on the hunt for the person responsible, and are asking for help in identifying a suspect.

In 2011, police said they were looking for a male shooter. They described him as a six-foot-tall heavyset man.

The office of the governor is offering a $25,000 reward in exchange for information about the incident, and the victim’s family has posted a billboard advertising the reward.

The billboard went up today at the corner of North High and West Main streets in Norwich.

"I want it to pull at their heart strings.  I want them to know that they took a mommy away from her kids and they're left with no answers," said Peggy Lufkin, the victim's aunt.

Wirth died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. She was the mother of two sons, who were 2 and 7 years old at the time of her death.

"It will help find who did this," said Sergio Medero, the victim's oldest son, who is now 9 years old.  "I'm kinda curious just to figure out why."

Police said Wirth died after calling 911.

Anyone with information should contact the Norwich Police Department Detective Division at 860-892-2892 or 860-886-5561 ext. 550.

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