More than a month after an area woman went missing her death remains a mystery.
On July 15, officials offered a $15,000 reward, hoping that would bring in information about how 59-year-old Carol Reiff of Camden County died. Today they raised the reward to $20,000, making the announcement during a press conference.
"The community in general has come out and just overwhelmed us with their generosity," said Rieff's daughter while in tears. "We're so thankful we've been able to raise 20,000 for the reward fund. We're hoping that this is going to get someone's attention and get someone to come forward and give us some help in solving this mystery."
Reiff was reported missing on June 21 from her home at the Lakeview Apartments located on Lower Landing Road in Blackwood, N.J. . Her body was found three days later in the woods off Route 42.
Family members say they last heard from Reiff the night of June 20 after she told them she had plans to travel to Manahawkin, N.J. to visit other family members.
But investigators say she never arrived and family members never heard from her after.
Police say Reiff’s car was found in front of her apartment home. On June 24, around 11:50 a.m., police say they found Reiff's body near the Lakeview Apartment complex.
While police were able to identify the body, investigators say an autopsy performed the night of June 24 was unable to determine a cause of death. While Reiff's death has not been ruled a homicide, officials say they are still treating the circumstances surrounding her death as a criminal investigation.
A $20,000 Citizens Crime Commission reward is on the table in hopes that someone comes forward with information on Reiff's death.
Reiff's family already offered a $4,150 reward and police are also offering an additional $1,000 reward. If you have any information on her death, please call the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at 856-225-8653 or Gloucester Township Police at 856-228-4500.