The family of Sheena Morris has increased the reward it is offering in connection with her mysterious 2009 death in Bradenton Beach.
The reward has been upped to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case, according to a flyer emailed by Morris' mother, Kelly Osborn. The family had been offereing $10,000.
Morris, 22, was found hanging in an Anna Maria Island hotel room on Jan. 1, 2009. Although local police ruled her death a suicide, the family lobbied for additional investigation, believing it may have been foul play. Bradenton Beach Police reopened the case in October after it was recommended by a state law enforcement panel.
The case has drawn national attention and was featured on the syndicated Dr. Phil show.
Osborn spoke about her loss at October's Loved Ones Remembered Walk In The Park at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota:
"I know there are so many places where we feel like outcasts. We feel like we can't even mention our child's name because people try to get away from us so quickly," Osborn said. "This is a really great chance for us to say their names, go ahead and talk about them in the present tense and all these crazy things we do when we see a butterfly coming around thinking our child is visiting us."
Anyone with information about Morris' death is asked to call Kelly Osborn at 813-361-2120 or visit justice4sheena.com.
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