Connie Ridgeway and sons

Connie Ridgeway of Rogersville, center, stands with her sons, Austin, left, and Cameron. A candlelight memorial will be held Nov. 14 for Ridgeway, who was found murdered in her apartment Oct. 23.

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Connie Ridgeway, who was found murdered in her Rogersville apartment Oct. 23, 2015.

Ridgeway was 58 at the time of her death. A neighbor had gone to check on her after not seeing Ridgeway all day and found her apartment door open. Inside, Ridgeway was lying on the floor, fatally stabbed, Rogersville police said at the time.

Police have worked with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on the murder case but it remains unsolved.

“There is an offender out there alive and well,” local radio host and former Rogersville police officer Mark White told The News Courier in 2015. “At every turn, I want that individual to see and to know what we are doing.”

To that end, White has remained an active administrator and moderator of the "Justice For Connie Ridgeway" public Facebook group. He has also co-organized events in Ridgeway's memory, including an upcoming event on Oct. 20 for "Connie Ridgeway Day."

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton told the crowd not to lose hope at last year's Connie Ridgeway Day event.

“Just because no arrests have been made does not mean law enforcement isn't working to solve the case,” he said.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office at 256-760-5757.

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