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Reward offered in 2012 Limestone Co. murder

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ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for killing a Limestone County woman last year.

Sharon Wellington was found stabbed to death in her apartment in Athens last November. One person of interest was questioned at the time of the killing, but no charges were ever filed, and the case has turned cold.

Wellington was originally from South Carolina and had no family in Alabama, but quickly made friends with several members of her Athens church when she moved to town a few years ago. Just a few weeks ago, Wellington's friends spoke with WAFF, hoping her memory would live on and she'd see justice.

"Sharon Wellington was the victim of a brutal attack, and detectives are working hard to bring her killer to justice," Governor Bentley said.  "I'm offering this reward to encourage people to come forward with any tips that can help solve this case.  While we're offering a cash reward to help solve this case, the greatest reward will be justice for Sharon Wellington, her family, her friends and the entire community." 

 

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said they hope the reward will help make a break in the case.

“We're still investigating the case going back looking at old information that we originally received and re-evaluating that information,” he said.  “We’re trying to be sure we followed up correctly on that information and developing anything new at the same time.”

 

If you know anything about the murder of Sharon Wellington, call Athens Police at (256) 232-0111.

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