Temple Terrace, Florida -- It's been seven years since a Temple Terrace woman vanished without a trace, and on Thursday investigators put forward a six-figure reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
59-year-old Sandra Prince disappeared in January of 2006, and to this day, no suspects have been named and no body has been found.
Temple Terrace Police re-opened the cold case a few months ago. On Thursday they announced that scientific advancements have allowed them to learn more about evidence they collected back in 2006, and it reaffirms their belief that Prince was murdered.
The city is now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Thatmoney comes directly from the estate of Prince's mother, Dovie Hamby, who left the city of Temple terrace close to half a milliondollars.
The announcement fell short of what family and friends had hoped to hear: that would be news of an arrest in the case.
Investigators havealways considered Prince's long-time boyfriend, Earl Pippin III, a person of interest in this case. Police say Pippin claimed to have taken a lie detector test, but it was never verified by law enforcement. He stopped cooperating with investigators years ago, and hasn't spoken to them since.
The city clearly hopes that the $100,000 reward will finally get someone to come forward with the information they need to bring a conclusion to the case. If you have any information, you're asked to call Temple Terrace Police.
Previous Stories on the Sandra Prince Case:
- 1/4/06 - Friends fear for missing woman's safety
- 1/23/06 - Search for Sandra Prince continues
- 3/31/06 - Composite photo released in Sandra Prince case
- 9/14/06 - Sandra Prince's boyfriend a "person of interest"
- 10/18/07 - Police search in South Tampa for Sandra Prince
- 10/25/07 - FBI: Sandra Prince was murdered in her home
- 1/23/08 - Second dig completed, still nothing
- 1/2/11 - Five years later, Sandra Prince still missing