Saturday, May 11, 2002

Reward for tips on missing woman

By Jane Prendergast,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        If money talks, Carol Phillips hopes it says something — anything — about what happened to her missing daughter.

        The Price Hill mother established a reward fund this week for information about Paula Phillips, 24, who hasn't been seen since she left a friend's house late Feb. 15.

        She's the latest Cincinnati parent to add private money on top of the $1,000 maximum offered by Crime Stoppers for crime tips.

        “Somebody knows something,” Ms. Phillips said. “I figured, money talks — at least sometimes.”

Sara Ridder
Sara Ridder
        Two other families are figuring the same thing: the Ridders, whose daughter, Sara, was shot to death April 15 in her Westwood apartment; and Lucy Logan, the mother of Nolan Moi, who was found shot dead on the stairs of his Madisonville apartment March 11.

        The Ridders' reward is $11,000, Ms. Logan's is $10,000.

        Ms. Phillips opened her reward fund at Fifth Third Bank with a small amount of cash. She hopes private donors will add to it.

        “There must be somebody out there who knows something,” said Pam Ridder, Sara's mother.

        Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.


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