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Slain Brackenridge Woman’s Family Increases Reward For Information

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BRACKENRIDGE (KDKA) — The family of Kelly Nicole Smith, who was found murdered exactly four years ago on Tuesday, has increased a reward from $10,000 to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Smith’s body was discovered by fishermen in Chartiers Run, a small creek that flows into the Allegheny River.

Kelly’s brother, Patrick Godfrey, told KDKA-TV, that his sister and her boyfriend had a verbal and physical confrontation the night she vanished. She left the house and she was never seen or heard from again.

Godfrey said he talked to the boyfriend once after his sister’s funeral, but hasn’t spoken with him or been able to reach him since then. No one has yet been charged in Smith’s murder.

Kelly left behind a son, Mason, who was 4-years-old when his mother was killed. Godfrey told KDKA-TV that the boy misses his mother and doesn’t fully understand what happened to her.

Mason told his dad and his grandparents that he wants to become a detective when he gets older because he wants to find bad people, KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti reports.

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