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Slain Mom's Family to Distribute More Fliers

Posted July 4, 2007 9:08 p.m. EDT
Updated July 4, 2007 9:10 p.m. EDT

— 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 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 .

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.