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Newnan offers reward in beating of elderly woman

The Newnan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for the beating of an elderly woman.  The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

On September 21, 2009 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being.

“I appreciate the Mayor and Council for offering this reward to assist in the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the assault of the elderly lady on Pinson Street. This occurred in September of 2009 and at present all of our leads have been exhausted,” said Newnan Police Chief Douglas ‘Buster’ Meadows. “I encourage anyone with what they may think to be information to contact us on the Newnan Police Department Tip Line at 770-254-2350 or contact Det. Sgt. Rick Mires at 770-254-2355, ext 118.” 

All information will be followed up by an investigator, Meadows added.

The investigation determined the victim was last seen by her friends around 10 a.m. on September 20. When they returned to check on her the following day they discovered the front door had been forcibly opened and the woman was found lying on the floor. She had facial injuries, and her clothes were blood stained, according to Newnan Public Information Officer Gina Snider.

Snider said the investigation developed several “persons of interest”, but each of these persons were eliminated as suspects. A number of “tips” have been received from the public. These tips have been beneficial, but none have lead to a viable suspect, said Snider.

In an effort to develop additional information, the Newnan City Council is now offering a reward of $5,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the assault.

Anyone with information should contact Det. Rick Mires at 770-254-2355, extension 118 or the Newnan Police Department Tip Line at 770-254-2350.

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