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Family Offers $100,000 For Info Leading To Arrest In Stephanie Bennett Case

Posted August 26, 2003

— Family members of a murdered Raleigh woman want her killer in jail, but police have few leads in the Stephanie Bennett case. On Tuesday, her family announced a huge reward in the case.

Carmon Bennett, Stephanie's father, has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the crime.

"Again, we pray that if there is anyone who has information which might help in identifying this person, who so viciously took Stephanie from us, that he or she will now come forward and do what is right," he said.

On May 20, 2002, authorities said Bennett, 23, was sexually assaulted and murdered in her north Raleigh apartment. Last June, investigators developed behavioral characteristics of the suspect, but the case remains unsolved.

"It's hard every day to face the fact that Stephanie is not here anymore, but it is also hard to feel like someone else's daughter could have the same thing done to her," said Molly Hodges, Stephanie's mother.

The reward is in addition to the $10,000 reward being offered by law enforcement in North Carolina.

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