$10K reward offered for info leading to arrest of killer

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A killer is still on the loose four years after two women were found strangled to death in their home.

Friends and family gathered for a vigil Sunday night to remember Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass. They're hoping a billboard advertising a $10,000 reward will help catch the killer.

"Not knowing for four years is very difficult, extremely difficult," said Rachel Glass, Nicole’s mother.

Glass said she won't stop holding vigils or speaking out about her daughter's death until the killer is caught.

"All we want is closure for our girls," she said. "They deserve that and we want justice."

Mason and Glass were found dead in their home in the area of 4200 E. Cambridge Ave. in Phoenix on Dec. 3, 2010.

Mason was pregnant at the time of her death.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry to the home.

Detectives believe someone strangled the women sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and just before 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Rachel Glass said she hopes someone seeing the billboard and the reward amount will call in with information.

"Ten thousand dollars, that’s a lot of money, so I'm hoping that somebody has a conscience that will step up and do the right thing," Glass said.

She said the reward is so high thanks to the help of a local real estate agent who helped her get the home out of foreclosure to short sell it and donate the proceeds to Silent Witness.

Silent Witness said Clear Channel will be rotating the billboard around the Valley for the next few weeks so that hopefully someone will remember something about that night.

Silent Witness wants to hear from anyone who has any information about the case, even if he or she believes it to be insignificant.
"... That kind of stuff can be very big to detectives, so we definitely want their input," said Sgt. Derek Elmore with Silent Witness. "We want them to come forward."

If you have a tip, you can remain anonymous. Contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org.


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