By Denise Hnytka
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:29 PM CDT, July 25, 2011
The family of a murdered Hutchinson woman is celebrating what would have been her 28th birthday. They're gathered at a Wendy's restaurant in west Wichita, where 15-percent of the proceeds go to "Justice for Jenny".
The memorial fund was started after Heckel was killed in June. She was shot twice in her Hutchinson home. The family has held several memorial since then to help raise money and awareness.
They feel someone, somewhere knows something about Heckel's death. They're hoping someone comes forward with information that helps police solve the case.
While police aren't saying much about the case, they are standing by an earlier statement that they do not believe there is any concern for public safety. Family says they have no idea who killed Heckel, but they trust police are doing what they can to find out.
The reward money has now reached 11-thousand dollars, for the arrest and conviction of Heckel's killer. Five-thousand came from the Governor's office. By law, the Governor is allowed to that maximum amount, usually at the request of the investigating agency. Most times agencies will make such a request if they feel all leads have been exhausted and think new information will benefit the case.
The rest of the reward money comes from "Justice for Jenny" and Crimestoppers.
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