The gathering took place at the office
in which Carol Reiff worked Monday afternoon.
Attendees read poems, told stories about Reiff’s loyalty as a friend and
strength as a parent, and donated 60 pairs of shoes for the Military
Order of the Purple Heart, a charity which aids American veterans.
Carol Reiff was remembered repeatedly as an avid runner and the gifts seemed an appropriate way to celebrate her life, organizers said.
“We did it because we want justice and peace for Carol and her family, and to keep Carol’s spirit alive,” said one of Reiff’s coworkers and an event organizer, Nicole Lewman . “I feel like the day was blessed and Carol was there and it really was perfect.”
The event ended with a release of dozens of purple balloons.
Reiff’s body was discovered in a wooded area behind her apartment complex on June 24, 2013.
Her cause of death remains undetermined, but the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the death as a homicide.
Reiff, 59, last spoke to her family on June 20, 2013, one day before she planned to visit family members in Manahawkin.
Reiff was an avid jogger and neighbors
said they often saw her running at all hours of the day.
she had been out for a jog earlier in the day before returning home.
However, no details of what happened that day are 100 percent clear.
She was single and worked at an insurance company.
A $20,000 reward has been offered for any information related to her death, with $10,000 being offered for information and an additional $10,000 if the information leads to a conviction.
Anyone with information is urged to contact CCPO Detective Chuck Farrell at 856-225-8500 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Bill Westphal at 856-228-4500. Anonymous tips are accepted by the Citizens Crime Commission: 215-546-TIPS or the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560.
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