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Family of Portland murder victim pleading for answers six years later

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The sisters of Jeannine Toth, who went by Jeannie, say she was kind and funny. Toth was murdered in 2009 and police have been unable to find her killer. (Image courtesy Toth family) The sisters of Jeannine Toth, who went by Jeannie, say she was kind and funny. Toth was murdered in 2009 and police have been unable to find her killer. (Image courtesy Toth family)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

She was murdered more than six years ago inside her North Portland apartment, but her killer has never been found. Now, the sisters of Jeanine Toth are pleading for answers once again.

“We just pray that we will get this closure,” her sister Kathy Raines said. “I know there is so much in the world going on, but it was our sister so we don’t forget.”

Her family held a news conference in 2011 hoping to generate leads in the case, but still, no arrests have been made.

They firmly believe it will just take one piece of evidence or one witness coming forward to finally bring them the justice they’ve been desperately waiting for all this time.

“This should bother everyone,” Pauli Bailey, another of Jeannine’s sisters, said. “There is a murderer on the loose and there is a very good chance that person is still in Portland.”

Her sisters say Jeannine, who went by Jeannie, was kind, funny and put herself through nursing school.

She was supposed to be at a family Labor Day barbecue back in 2009, but never showed up. When her family started to worry, they called police. 

Responding officers found Jeannine's body inside her apartment at 6956 North Fessenden Street on September 8th, with investigators saying she was stabbed several times.

Jeannine was just 50 years old.

The sisters claim there were no signs of forced entry and they believe she knew her attacker. 

Detectives say they have no information about who killed Jeannine, but don’t believe her death is related to any other cases.

Now, her family is pleading for anyone who may have information, no matter how small or insignificant, to come forward.

It just might be the piece of the puzzle they’ve been waiting for all these years.

“There’s nothing we can ever do to bring Jeannie back,” Jeannine's sister Colleen Hunter, said. “But as long as I live, I’m going to keep pushing for answers because she deserves justice.”

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the case, Tips can remain anonymous, and can be called in at 503-823-HELP (4357). Anyone can also text in information by typing the word "823HELP" followed by the tip to 274637, or the tips can be submitted to the Crime Stoppers Oregon web site.

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