The Richmond Register

Local News

December 9, 2009

Reward offered in Tribble murder case

Death initially ruled accidental fall, later called homicide

The family of a Richmond woman killed last year is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps capture her killer.

JoAnn “Margie” Tribble, 78, was found seriously injured with a head wound inside her Teakwood Drive home around 1 a.m. July 21, 2008. Police and EMTs were called to Tribble’s home after a family member found her unconscious but breathing, and she was transported by ambulance to Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

She later died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Tribble’s son, Eddie Tribble, is offering a $1,000 cash reward “for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible” for her death.

Police initially ruled Tribble’s death an accidental fall, but the death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office. The autopsy uncovered evidence that Tribble was struck in the back of the head, and her injuries were not consistent with an accidental fall.

Richmond Police Department spokesman Sgt. Willard Reardon said last month that the department’s investigation into the death was ongoing.

The department’s crime scene processing unit had collected evidence at Tribble’s home after the death even though police did not initially suspect foul play, Reardon said shortly after Tribble’s death.

Eddie Tribble said the family’s decision to offer a reward was motivated in part by the length of the investigation, as many of his mother’s friends and family members have died since her killing.

“It’s destroyed so many people’s lives,” Tribble said.

Tribble also said the family has hired a private investigator to assist in the search for his mother’s killer.

Anyone with information about JoAnn Tribble’s murder is asked to call 1-859-229-1965. Callers will be kept confidential, Eddie Tribble said. Information also can be e-mailed to embree@kywimax.com.



Brian Smith may be reached at bsmith@richmondregister.com or at 624-6694.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results