November 1, 2013

Old murder case revived with $25,000 reward


Associated Press

CARROLLTON — Authorities are hoping a new $25,000 reward will lead to a break in the 2000 slaying of a college student in Carrollton.

Channel 2 Action News reports (http://bit.ly/1gedUYY ) that officials are offering the money in exchange for any tip that leads to an arrest in the death of Toyal Jackson, who was a 22-year old senior at the University of West Georgia.

According to her case file, witnesses in October 2000 told police they saw Jackson being forced into a red Nissan pickup truck outside a Wal-Mart. Her body was found a month later at a city wastewater treatment plant.

Jackson’s family told the television station recently that security camera inside the store weren’t working the night she was abducted. The parking lot had no cameras at the time.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html