Police Paying for Your Help in Murder Investigation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/23/03

Police Paying for Your Help in Murder Investigation

One week after a Lubbock woman's body was found dumped in East Lubbock County, authorities say they will pay for information that helps solve the mystery of who strangled her. One week after the murder of Cynthia Palacio, sheriff's officials say they still have no leads.

Now they are offering $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Reward posters have been placed across the city to help get the word out. The posters have a picture of Cynthia Palacio with a hope for information that leads investigators back to where she was and who she was with before her body was found.

"Some of the last places that we know she were, is an area where people tend to keep to themselves and if a reward is offered people might be more apt to come forward and they should know, their identity is private and never has to come out," says Lt. Cody Scott with the Lubbock Sheriff's Department.

Cynthia leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter and according to her family was a very likable girl. Officials say she had a lot of friends and liked to go out. NewsChannel 11 spoke with her mother on Wednesday and she says they are still trying to cope with the loss.

You'll remember, it was early last Tuesday (7.15) morning when her body was found in a ditch off County Road 7800 East of Lubbock. It has since been determined by the medical examiners office that she was strangled.

Authorities say if you have any information about Cynthia, where she was, who she was with, the kind of car they were in or the color of it, you are urged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

Investigators continue interviewing people that knew Cynthia but there are no suspects and no one has been arrested. They continue to look for that one piece of information that could crack the case.

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