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$1k offered for information in grandmother's slaying

In August 2007, 80-year-old Gloria Gibson was found dead in her home. And since then deputies haven't had much luck catching the suspect or suspects involved. In August 2007, 80-year-old Gloria Gibson was found dead in her home. And since then deputies haven't had much luck catching the suspect or suspects involved.
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

It's the one murder case that haunts Jackson County's sheriff. So Mike Byrd announced a $1,000 reward is now on the table for anyone who helps his officers crack a 2007 cold case.

That August, 80-year-old Gloria Gibson was found dead in her home. And since then deputies haven't had much luck catching the suspect or suspects involved. The sheriff believes the reward will hopefully change that. 

David Pinter said he always looked out for his 80-year-old neighbor, Gloria Gibson. They both lived off Highway 63. 

"I would take her vegetables out of my garden. And I went by and picked up her garbage every Thursday afternoon, so she wouldn't have to worry about that," Pinter said. 

So you can only imagine how devastated Pinter was back in 2007 when he suddenly found the grandmother in her home strangled to death.

"I kept noticing the back door was cracked open, and so I finally went to check to see why her back door was open and that's when I discovered her. I called 911 and then called her brother-in-law," Pinter said. 

Six years later and the sheriff said Gibson's killer has never been brought to justice. 

"We have done several things to implicate persons of interest and those have all come to dead end. We are reaching out to the public and asking for their help at time," Byrd said. 

The sheriff said by offering a $1,000 reward, it could possibly bring some more attention to this case and ultimately bring some closure for the family. 

"A small tip could lead something else, which could lead to something bigger, and it just adds and adds and adds. So, that is what we are looking for, even just a minute tip that might help us," said Byrd. 

As for Pinter, he will continue praying the money is enough to get more witnesses to come forward. 

"You know money talks to a lot of people, but maybe this will help and get somebody to start talking," said Pinter.

If you have any information on Gibson's death, please call (228) 769-3063. 

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