CLEVELAND — Eight years later, the Cleveland murder of Aliza Sherman is still unsolved. Now, her family is calling on the state to take over the investigation.
3News' Sara Shookman talked with Aliza Sherman's brother and her daughter Tuesday, and both hope the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation could take up the case. Wednesday marks eight years since the day Sherman was stabbed to death downtown outside 75 Erieview Plaza.
"It's very clear to everyone involved that this was not some random, violent event," Edward Czinn said. "[It was] actually a targeted murder, and it's really hard to believe that there has been very little movement."
Cleveland police have never found the murder weapon or the person responsible, and have no updates on the case. There's still a $100,000 reward for information.
"I just hope, in my heart, that whoever may have information [will] do the right thing," Jennifer Sherman said.
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As in years past, her loved ones are determined to connect in Aliza's memory tomorrow. At 5 p.m., they'll gather virtually, and WKYC.com plans to post a link as soon as its available.
"I'm heartbroken for my mom," Jennifer said. "She deserves justice and it's just very frustrating... Why not hand the case over to a fresh set of eyes and a team of resources that are available and willing to investigate?"