Posted: Monday, March 18th 2013 at 9:01pm
'Justice for Hannah' reward fund started
By Jerry Gunn Staff
School board member Sammy Smith said 'Justice for Hannah' was created by Independence Bank on Green Street
GAINESVILLE - There's a supplementary reward fund starting at a Gainesville bank for those who want to help solve the case of a murdered 16 year old Gainesville High School student last summer.
The announcement came at Monday night’s Gainesville School Board meeting. The case of Hannah Truelove remains unsolved since her stabbing death last August. The teenager’s body was found behind Lake Lanier Club apartments off Dawsonville Highway August 24, 2012.
School board member Sammy Smith said 'Justice for Hannah' was created at Independence Bank on Green Street.
“It is an effort to help encourage anyone with bonafide information to come forward,” Smith said. “The fund was created with the cooperation of the Sheriff’s Department, the G.B.I. and the District Attorney.”
Smith said money contributed to the reward fund supplements the $1,000 reward in the Truelove case authorized by Governor Nathan Deal last month.
“It’s an effort by friends and folks who have a concern to encourage the investigation to move forward,” Smith added. “She was a student at Gainesville High School, she was murdered, and her death hangs over us as a community, particularly by those who knew her well.”
A link to the Independence Bank website is posted below.
Link: Independence Bank of Gainesville
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