Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Edward Tomba was honored as an "Unsung Hero" Wednesday night for his work in at least two very important investigations.
CLEVELAND - Dozens of family and friends gathered to celebrate the birthday of Aliza Sherman Friday, a Beachwood resident who was fatally stabbed downtown in March.
"Although she's not physically here with us anymore, her light has not been extinguished," said Jenn Sherman, Aliza's daughter.
Sherman hosted the service at a family friend's home for her mother; a woman she described as genuine and kind.
Guests launched Chinese lanterns in Sherman's honor and lit candles. They also shared stories and poems about the mother of four and Cleveland Clinic nurse who would have turned 54 years old Friday.
"We were very, very close," said MaryAlice Rigden who worked with Sherman at the Clinic.
Sherman was walking to her divorce attorney's office behind the Galleria when she was stabbed 11 times on a Sunday afternoon. Her attacker is still at large. Sherman was set for divorce trial that week.
"It's still unreal to me that something like that could happen to one of my friends," added Rigden.
The reward for information leading to an arrest in Sherman's case was recently doubled. It's now $50,000. If you have any information, you're encouraged to call Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.
The daughter of murder victim Aliza Sherman announced Tuesday that the reward for information leading to an arrest is now up to $50,000.
The group Justice for Aliza is hosting free self-defense training for women.
Cleveland Public Safety Director Martin Flask responded to a recent petition about the murder of Aliza Sherman.
An online campaign is pushing for Cleveland officials to do more about safety downtown after a Cleveland Clinic nurse was murdered in March.
Family and friends of Aliza Sherman are holding another rally May 30 to promote awareness of her brutal murder and to ensure safety in downtown Cleveland.
The estranged husband of the Cleveland Clinic nurse who was murdered in downtown Cleveland earlier this year has hired a prominent attorney to represent him.
A community walk for Aliza Sherman, the mother brutally murdered in broad daylight, will take place on Sunday.
The Maple Heights man who spent final moments with Aliza Sherman and called 911 for help has reached out to her family, upset an arrest still hasn't been made in her stabbing death.
A Facebook page "Justice for Aliza Sherman" has been created in hopes it will help lead to information about the person who brutally murdered the Cleveland Clinic nurse downtown.