Family Doubles Reward for Disabled Woman's Killer

By Monica Dean
|  Monday, Feb 15, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM PDT
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Family Doubles Reward for Disabled Woman's Killer

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The family of a mentally disabled woman murdered in her Carlsbad home doubled the reward for finding her killer.
   
Jodine Serrin, 39, was found dead three years ago. Her parents discovered her body inside her Carlsbad condominium on Valentine's Day, 2007 -- and they may have met the killer. Now, on the third anniversary of the killing, Serrin's family doubled the reward -- to $2,000 -- hoping someone with information will contact crime stoppers.

Serrin was developmentally disabled but she high-functioning, and was active in several organizations for the mentally ill.

The victim's parents went to check on their daughter at her home in the 1900 block of Swallow Lane after they hadn't heard from her in several days. They found her in bed with a partially dressed man in his 30s. Police said the man slipped out of the condo after her parents excused themselves. When Serrin's parents returned to the bedroom, they found their daughter dead.
   
An autopsy revealed Serrin died of blunt force wounds to her head.

The man in the bedroom, who left the area on foot or a bicycle, was never found.
   
Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego County CrimeStoppers tip line at 888-580-8477.
 

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