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Police Still Looking for Answers in Roland Park Murder

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A quiet neighborhood, a deadly stabbing and still no suspect or motive. It's been over a month since the murder of 59-year-old Molly Macauley in Roland Park and the case remains unsolved.

Police hope an increase in reward money will bring anyone with information forward to help finally solve this case, WJZ's Amy Yensi reports.

On the night of July 8, Macauley was walking her dogs on West University Parkway, when she was stabbed and left for dead.

Those who knew the 59-year-old, say she was a pillar in the community and respected at work.

"She was just a good person and she's someone that walked her dogs in the neighborhood," Macauley's neighbor Richard Loebelson said.

Baltimore police have dispatched detectives, trainees and k-9's to search Roland Park. They've gone door-to-door looking for any possible leads, but have turned up empty-handed.  Thanks to Macauley's loved ones, the reward money has now been increased to $10,000 dollars, and detectives hope it will get someone talking.

Detective Donny Moses, with Baltimore City Police, says they're looking for "any shred of information."

"Anyone who stood out that night, that didn't quite fit the bill," he said. "We're interested in figuring out who they are because at this point anybody is a suspect."

The unsolved crime has shaken neighbors in the quiet community. The killing is unusual for the low-crime area.

Roland Park resident Anna-Rose Leder tells WJZ she avoids jogging at night.

"It kind of scares me a little bit just because it's such an open area," she said.

While police continue to look for answers, the loss is undeniable.

"The world has really lost an irreplaceable person, a really wonderful person," Macauley's friend Pete Nelson said.

Police are not speculating on a motive. They're asking anyone with information to contact them. They say it may appear small to you, but it may be just enough to help solve this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup.

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