Woman who found Aleah Beckerle's body in an vacant house in Evan - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Woman who found Aleah Beckerle's body in an vacant house in Evansville collects reward

(WFIE) (WFIE)
VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) -

Cathy Murray cried as she accepted a check from local behavioral health group, Apex, on Friday.

We were there last summer when co-owner of Apex Shane Sims offered the extra reward money to help encourage someone to come forward with information.

The team at Apex made good on that promise and delivered a $7,500 check to Murray Friday morning.

Murray says she was searching for junk people leave behind in abandoned homes the day she found Aleah Beckerle's body.

"It has definitely changed me. It's something I'll have to live with for the rest of my life," said Murray.

Murray told us she found Aleah in a bedroom near bleach-soaked clothes. Her tip to police led them to the home on South Bedford Ave.

That eventually lead to the arrest of 24-year-old Terrence Roach, whose step-father lived right next door.

Now a memorial grows outside the home and Murray says although the images of that night will stay with her.

The $7,500 reward she claimed will help her try to move on.

"I truly am sorry that a little girl had to lose her life in order for me to get my life together. That bugs me."

Murray says the reward money will help her finally have a home of her own and a stable place for her family to be together.

The original reward was $10,000 for information that would lead police to find Aleah, but one of the people planning to donate a portion of that money lost her financial footing and no longer had it to give. 

Copyright 2017 WFIE. All rights reserved. 
 

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Family gets fresh start after fire destroys home

    Family gets fresh start after fire destroys home

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-11-25 03:41:51 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    A Posey County mother and son are putting their life back together after a fire ripped through their home in January. The two are now moving into their brand-new home just in time for the holidays, but they say the journey has’t been easy. For nearly a year, the two have been living in hotels and an apartment. For about 10 years, Dierdre de Gravina and her son called their East Fletchall Avenue house ‘home.’ “Back when my son was very little, I was in the w...

    More >>

    A Posey County mother and son are putting their life back together after a fire ripped through their home in January. The two are now moving into their brand-new home just in time for the holidays, but they say the journey has’t been easy. For nearly a year, the two have been living in hotels and an apartment. For about 10 years, Dierdre de Gravina and her son called their East Fletchall Avenue house ‘home.’ “Back when my son was very little, I was in the w...

    More >>
  • Vanderburgh Co. weekly food inspection reports

    Vanderburgh Co. weekly food inspection reports

    Friday, November 24 2017 9:14 PM EST2017-11-25 02:14:29 GMT

    Here are the latest food inspection reports. ..

    More >>

    Here are the latest food inspection reports. ..

    More >>
  • Black Friday deals draw crowds of shoppers

    Black Friday deals draw crowds of shoppers

    Friday, November 24 2017 8:12 PM EST2017-11-25 01:12:04 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    It is quite possibly the busiest shopping day of the year. 164-million Americans are expected to head out or go online to find deep discounts this holiday weekend. Shoppers are still hitting the stores, looking for the best Black Friday deals. Stores open earlier each year, drawing crowds even on Thanksgiving.

    More >>

    It is quite possibly the busiest shopping day of the year. 164-million Americans are expected to head out or go online to find deep discounts this holiday weekend. Shoppers are still hitting the stores, looking for the best Black Friday deals. Stores open earlier each year, drawing crowds even on Thanksgiving.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly