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Carrollton, GA:  Mayor Wayne Garner, in a press conference at the Carrollton City Hall, announced the reopening of the unsolved murder case of a University of West Georgia student who was abducted and brutally murdered. In 2000, the body of Toyal Jackson was found in the spray fields of Carrollton.  Since then, leads have dried up and the case has gone cold.  Today, Carrollton Mayor Wayne Garner also announced that the reward was increased to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of a suspect in this case. 


Carrollton Mayor Wayne Garner made this statement regarding this case: "This horrible tragedy haunts this community and it haunts me. I want the Jackson family to have closure in knowing what happened to their daughter. They need to see, and we all want to see, the person responsible for this heinous act found and punished. If you have any information on the abduction and murder of Toyal Jackson, I beg you to come forward."


Emma Jackson, mother of Toyal Jackson said, "The last time I saw Toyal was on October 29, 2000. She had come up for the weekend. We miss her very much, I don't understand how a thing like this can happen, and no one knows who did it. Hopefully someone will come forward and say I've held this in long enough, this is what happened."


Chris Dobbs, Captain of the Carrollton Police Department's Criminal Investigative Services Division, said about the following about this case: "It is our hope that the new, larger reward being offered for an arrest and conviction in this case will motivate anyone with information to come forward. Someone knows what happened and we need to hear from him or her to help solve this case for this family. "


If anyone has any information concerning this case, please contact:  Captain Chris Dobbs, Carrollton Police Department, 770.834.4451, cdobbs@carrollton-ga.gov

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : CarrolltonWest Georgia