CLEVELAND -- Friends and family members of Aliza Sherman have partnered with Crime Stoppers to offer a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
They rallied downtown Tuesday morning near the site where Aliza Sherman, 53, an infertility nurse, was murdered last month.
Sherman, 53, was attacked just outside her divorce attorney's office. She died after being stabbed 11 times. The murder came the day before Sherman was to appear in court for a divorce trial.
Crime Stoppers has joined in the search and is offering a $2,000 reward. Friends and family of Sherman have put together their own reward totaling $23,000.
Those closest to her say they're desperate to find her killer.
"We want to see justice for our friend. We can't rest until we know that someone is held responsible for this horrific crime," said Mary Feuer, a friend of Sherman.
Feuer says those who want to pledge contributions to the reward can contact her at 216-938-8228.
"It breaks our heart to think if she was in any pain, she was alone," said Feuer.
"She did not deserve the fate and we just hate to have her kids have that lasting image of her lying in a pool of blood with no justice done for their mother's death," said Jane Savinsky, a longtime friend and co-worker.
Detectives will investigate every tip Crime Stoppers receives.
"Their big response was: get the word out there. Give us as much information as we can have," said Sgt. Dave Rutt with Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers.
Everything is anonymous. Tipsters are known only by a code number.
"It gives people to start thinking back to that day, what they saw, what they heard," said Rutt, "Most importantly, in the downtown area, there's hundreds of surveillance cameras. You could be three blocks away in an alley. If you have a camera, go back to that date and time and look and see what you see."
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or visit the Crime Stoppers website and leave an anonymous tip.