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Slain Mom's Family to Distribute More Fliers

Posted July 4, 2007

— The family of a pregnant woman plans to distribute additional fliers this weekend in the areas surrounding the scene where she was killed more than two weeks ago.

Last week, friends and family passed out more than 2,000 handbills in an effort to seek information about who killed Jenna Nielsen in the early-morning hours of June 14.

This Saturday, they plan to distribute another 6,000, half of which are in Spanish.

Family members have indicated that community volunteers are welcome to assist if they wish, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Wednesday. They will meet at Carolina Pines Park, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Nielsen, a 22-year-old mother of two who was eight months pregnant, was delivering USA Today newspapers when someone stabbed her behind the AmeriKing Food Mart at Lake Wheeler Road and Centennial Boulevard.

Nielsen's family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Police have no suspects in the case but have released a composite photo of a person of interest wanted for questioning.

He is described as being in the late teens or early 20s, standing about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds. He had black hair pulled into a ponytail and wore a dark-colored sleeveless shirt and baggy denim shorts.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Raleigh Police Department's tip line at 919-227-6220.

Family members tell WRAL they are still very hopeful that the case will be solved.


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  • mrs. me Jul 6, 2007

    OK, I will mention it to them, they seemed to think it wouldn't work.I thought if the email address was valid, it would be OK too...

  • RoseBud Jul 5, 2007

    the online petition will hold up. Every signature is required an
    email address, I did the petition, and I made SURE everything was
    legal and it would be recognized.

  • mrs. me Jul 5, 2007

    I have heard from the family that the online petition won't hold up - something about not being able to verify the signatures....
    Anyone out there know how to get around that? If so - let them know by posting the info on justice4jenna.org

  • justlisten Jul 5, 2007

    It is so sad that they have not found this poor womans killer yet. i pray for justice when this creep is found
    her family is in my prayers

  • NCSpeedDiva Jul 5, 2007

    RoseBud - thank you for posting that link. I have forwarded it on to many people.

  • computer trainer Jul 5, 2007

    I was at the Farmers Market on Sunday and it was so sad to see the pictures up. It just hurt to know that someone so young lost her life and the life of her child is such a horrible way and at the hands of another.

  • RoseBud Jul 5, 2007

    The petition is still online, Please make sure you sign it.
    Also tell your all your friends, family and co-workers about it.


  • mythoughts22 Jul 5, 2007

    i totally support this family they are not giving up and that is so wonderful. justice will be served in this case and when they find the person i hope they dont think twice about the death penalty. also i pray that out of this horrible trajedy some good comes i signed the petition friday regarding these unborn murdered children be counted as a life. (hopefully n.c will pass that law)