OKMULGEE, Okla. - The Okmulgee Police Department announced Thursday morning it's offering a $5,000 reward for information on the murder of Kimberly Lyons-Anderson.
According to police Lyons-Anderson was shot and killed the day after Christmas last year while standing outside of a party. OPD said they still don't have any suspects.
The department said she was shot one time in the chest, but the bullet found in her body after an autopsy doesn't match casings recovered from the scene.
Kimberly's family said Thursday their frustration is growing as well.
“It's frustrating that we're walking around town and the person that took her life is amongst us,” said Kimberly's cousin Andrea Alexander. “We just want someone to say that they saw something...that they were there.”
OPD said it's conducted more than 50 interviews with people who were there, but still don't have any leads.
“There's some people who are afraid of retaliation, and some people who are strictly following the code of the street and not cooperating with law enforcement,” said Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice.
Prentice says he hopes the $5,000 will help someone come forward, and help Kimberly's family who deserves justice and peace.
“You made a choice by coming to that venue where all those people were, you made a choice to pull out a gun, and you made a choice to take someone's life,” said Alexander. “Now it's your turn to make a choice to turn yourself in.”
They ask anyone with information to call police at (918) 756-3511.
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