Cold case rape investigation

FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) - Detectives in Fort Payne call a cold case rape a must-solve case.

It's been more than two years since someone raped an elderly woman at gun point in her home on Green Avenue.  That rape took place on Christmas Day in 2007.

Investigators say the rapist tied her to her bed.  Somehow, she managed to dial 911 with her feet to get help.

Detective Andy Hairston says the case has haunted him for months now.  "It could be my mother or grandmother and it bother me very bad," said Hairston.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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