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Reward Offered in Hairdresser's Murder

$10,000 reward issued for information leading to arrest, conviction



    Oak Farms Dairy has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person who killed Elizabeth Lightfoot. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011)

    With no leads and no arrests in the homicide investigation of 22-year-old Elizabeth Lightfoot, investigators are hoping reward money will help generate a few leads.

    Oak Farms Dairy is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person who killed Lightfoot by setting her car on fire with her in it on the morning of Nov. 4.

    Flowers are all that remain at the scene where Lightfoot was slain early Friday morning.

    She was last seen leaving Your Way Burgers and Wings in Farmers Branch with friends late Thursday night. Two and a half hours later, firefighters discovered her body in her burning car behind an office building on Preston Road just north of Arapaho Road.

    Friends said they are certain it must be someone she knew.

    "It would be really hard to imagine some random person all of a sudden. I would look at people she knows, people closest to her," said Arden Keshishian, her former boss.

    So far, police have made no arrests.

    "That's why we're casting a really wide net," Lt. Scott Walton said. "I can't say this enough -- we need the public's help. This crime cannot go unsolved."

    There is no surveillance video, and sources say the evidence inside the car was limited because of the fire. But police say they are confident someone out there has information that might lead to a break in the case. Investigators say they hope the reward will encourage them talk.

    "We would rather have the information and determine it's not useful than for someone to think it's not useful and actually be a key piece of evidence," Walton said.

    If you have information in the case, call the Dallas homicide unit at 214-671-3661 or send in a tip via the iWatchDallas smartphone app.  Tipsters can remain anonymous.