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Family offers $50,000 reward in Marysville woman’s homicide

Police said Thursday that an elderly woman found dead in her Marysville home early last month was the victim of homicide and that her family has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer.

Marysville police were called to the residence of Gloria Booth, 92, in the 400 block of East 25th Street about 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Booth’s relatives had found her dead in her home.

Until recently, police had classified the death as suspicious, not ruling whether it was a homicide or suicide.

Police said Booth likely died two days before her body was found. An autopsy confirmed that a suspicious injury was a bullet wound.

The Booth family is offering a reward in an effort to help police identify a suspect. Tipsters to a special phone hotline, 530-749-3911, may remain anonymous, police said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews