Attorneys representing the family of Rachel Morin, who was found beaten to death and naked on a Maryland hiking trail in August have doubled the reward for any information leading to her killer’s capture and conviction.
“We believe that someone out there holds the key to solving this case,” attorney Randolph Rice, of Rice, Murtha, Psoras, said in a statement Tuesday.
“We are doubling the reward to $20,000 in the hope that it will encourage anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward and help us bring closure to this heart-wrenching tragedy.”
Police have video and DNA evidence, but have not yet identified the possible serial killer they believe murdered Morin, who vanished after going for a run near her home on Aug. 5.
The mother of five was found naked and beaten beyond recognition in a park the following day and police immediately ruled her death a homicide.
Last month, police released video of the shirtless suspect — described as a Hispanic man about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds — as he left a Los Angeles home he robbed. Cops said DNA from the Morin crime scene was also connected to an L.A. home invasion and assault.
Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler told NewsNation Monday night that investigators have identified the person in that footage.
“We’re still looking for the suspect and any opportunity we have to go national. … Because we don’t know where this guy is laying his head at night. We need people to look at that video, look at that picture and help us identify him,” Gahler said.
Gahler said last month the suspect “may be a serial killer.” His name has not been released.
The law firm of Rice, Murtha, Psoras urged other “businesses and individuals who share our commitment to justice to contribute to the reward fund.”
Morin and her boyfriend, Richard Tobin, had just announced their relationship online four days before she was killed. Tobin, who lengthy rap sheet including assault, denied any involvement in Morin’s death.
Police confirmed Tobin was the first person to report Morin missing, and he has not been labeled a person of interest in the case.
Morin had five children, ranging from 8 to 18 years old, with three different fathers.
She ran her own cleaning service, and friends and relatives recalled her as a hardworking mother and devoted friend who was “really into fitness.”
“She was very warm and above all she loved her children,” one of Morin’s clients, 69-year-old Margaret Woltz, told The Post last month.
“She raised them very well. She had a flexible work schedule that allowed her to make sure her kids were always taken care of.”
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