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Reward offered to help investigation into WKU professor's death

Family and friends of a Western Kentucky University math professor who was slain last fall have established a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Martha "Bettina" Richmond's body was found in her van in the parking lot of the Bowling Green parks and recreation center late at night Nov. 22. She had been stabbed multiple times, police said.

Surveillance videos showed Richmond, 51, leaving the building that evening after playing racquetball, authorities said. Her WKU identification card was later found on Crewdson Drive in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green police have been investigating. Richmond's friends and family established the fund with hopes that it will encourage someone to come forward with information, according to a WKU news release.

Anyone with information about the crime should contact Bowling Green Police at (270) 393-4000 or South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at (270) 781-2583.

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