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 - The daughter of murder victim Aliza Sherman announced Tuesday that the reward for information leading to an arrest is now up to $50,000.
"My mother deserves justice and the monsters who killed her must be found and held accountable," Jennifer Sherman said.
Prior to Tuesday's announcement, the reward, offered through Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers, was $25,000.
"It's (the reward) is pretty big," said Sgt. David Rutt of Crime Stoppers who added that his office has received dozens of tips in the case. "In the last 15 or 20 years, I think $50,000 is probably the top."
Sherman said her mom's family and friends added the additional $25,000 in hopes that the financial incentive will prompt someone to come forward with information leading to an arrest.
"We know there is somebody out there who has information," said 25-year-old Sherman.
Sherman's mother, Aliza, was stabbed 11 times on Sunday, March 24 behind the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland. The Beachwood resident was heading to meet her divorce attorney at his office at 55 Erieview Plaza. The mother of four and a Cleveland Clinic nurse was set for a divorce trial with her husband Dr. Sanford Sherman that week.
"We're still actively investigating the case," said Deputy Chief Ed Tomba of the Cleveland Police.
Tomba said they haven't received any credible leads in the case, but he's hopeful that the bigger reward will help investigators make progress.
If you have any information in the murder of Aliza Sherman, you're encouraged to call the Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or submit a tip online at www.25crime.com . All source information remains anonymous.
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