BERWYN, Pa. (CBS) –– More than a year after a 62-year-old was found dead in her Main Line home, a $35,000 reward is being offered to help solve her murder.
Recently widowed Denise Barger was found dead in her home on Heatherstone Drive in Berwyn in June 2016. She lost her husband three months prior to her death.
A family member had gone over to check on Barger and discovered her body.
Police ruled the cause of death a homicide by blunt force trauma.
Now the Citizen’s Crime Commission is offering a $35,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer.
“They might not realize that it’s important information. They might think it’s innocuous or inconsequential. But it might be something that could be helpful to investigators in helping this case move forward to a resolution,” said Carlos Barraza with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.
Barraza says Barger’s murder took a sister and beloved aunt from her family.
“We’re hoping that somebody will have information that will help bring justice to this victim and help bring some closure to the family,” said Barraza.
Michael McDonald fondly remembers his sister as “smart and fiercely loyal.”
“She was probably my best friend,” said McDonald. “You know, not many siblings can probably say that, but I can.”
Police haven’t revealed much about the case.
Family members are anxious for a resolution.
“Just a good person, we lost a tremendously good person,” said McDonald. “It’s just not right.
The passage of time has not made any of this easier for Barger’s family.
They are hopeful somebody knows the details or circumstances that can lead police to her killer.
Anyone with information can call Tredyffrin Township police or Chester County detectives. Anonymous tips can be called into 215-546-TIPS.