Reward could help close Hall’s case

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, December 29, 2016

It’s been 18 months since a 43-year-old mother was shot to death in her home on Vivian Merritt Street. The murder case, like three others from 2015, remains open and unsolved.

The reward for info in Bridget London Hall’s case is now at $6,000 after the family pledged $4,000 and Police Chief Bobby Bell pledged $1,000. CrimeStoppers was already offering $1,000.

Hall’s murder was one of the most unsettling of that summer. She was sitting on the couch with her children when the killer arrived at her door. She was, by all accounts, a loving mother and productive member of the community.

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It’s been suggested that Hall’s death was connected to the murder of Kelcay Humphrey, who was shot just a few hours before Hall. Police have not confirmed that connection.

If the cases are related to each other or to other 2015 murders, then there’s bound to be people who have info about the case. We wish they would talk to police.

Even if Hall’s killer was later killed himself, the family deserves some closure and knowing who killed her could provide it. 

Brookhaven Police Capt. Clint Earls said the case will remain open until justice is served.

“The investigation will stay ongoing as long as it takes,” he said. “It will never be closed until we get a resolution.”

We’re hopeful that the increased reward money will help close this case soon.