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Police seek suspect in Decatur murder

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Chavez's 6-year-old son found her body in their home on 15th Avenue on Monday. Chavez's 6-year-old son found her body in their home on 15th Avenue on Monday.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

The Morgan County District Attorney hopes thousands of dollars in reward money will prompt someone to come forward and help investigators find the person who killed a young mother.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a car leave Ana Chavez's home on 15th Avenue Southeast hours before her 6-year-old son came home from school and discovered his mother dead. Neighbors gave police a description of the man driving that car. So far, no one has come forward with information about who that man may be.

Chavez's 2-year-old daughter was home when the murder happened on April 15th.

Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson said somebody out there knows the suspect or suspects.

"Typically, in every case there is someone who knows. There's somebody who saw the vehicle. There's somebody who knows someone who drives a vehicle like that, which may be the vehicle that was at the scene. Typically, someone who commits this type of crime will tell somebody," he said.

Neighbors described the man who drove away from the home as a dark skinned, Hispanic man in his late 20's. He is between 5'5" and 5'9" with a script style tattoo on the side of his neck.

Investigators said the car was a black Honda Civic, likely 1990's or early 2000's model with red pinstripes and yellow stickers on the back bumpers. The car had a flat rear passenger tire and a loud import or performance style muffler.

If you have any information about this investigation, call the Decatur Police Department.

Investigators are still waiting for forensic test results to come back.

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