(UPDATE) 2:12 p.m.- Sergeant Al Mellon of the Redding Police department has provided some updated information regarding the investigation into the 37-year-old murder case of Terri Lynn Ray. The Department is withholding what exactly the items were they sent in for DNA analysis, but Mellon indicated the evidence is from the original crime scene. The detective did indicate the department has developed a number of suspects over the years, and hopes this DNA analysis will either narrow the pool or possibly point out the suspect outright. Mellon Also told Action News Now the Department periodically examines cold cases to see if they can develop any new leads with the enhancement in DNA analysis, and Ray’s happened to be one of those cases.(UPDATE) 10:10 a.m.-
Secret Witness of Shasta County, INC., has offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the murder of Terri Lynn Ray, a 37-year-old cold murder case the Redding Police Department has reopened today. Secret Witness urges anyone with credible information to contact the Redding Police Department, or you can leave an anonymous tip with Secret Witness at (530) 243-2319.
A 37-year-old cold case has been re-opened in Redding.
On July 7th, 1976, 15-year-old Terri-Lynn Ray was found near the Clear Creek Bridge dead from multiple stab wounds.
The case was never solved, but police say after nearly four decades the department has developed new leads and are re-opening the case.
They are hoping advances in DNA technology will help solve this murder.
A five-thousand dollar reward is also being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Call 530-224-4214 or Secret Witness of Shasta County if you have any information.
Action Now will continue to gather more information regarding this case throughout the day.